From Dallas to London for JR

'Dallas' in the UK

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Patrick Duffy, Linda Grey and Larry Hagman attend the Channel 5 Dallas Launch Party at Old Billingsgate Market in London. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Associated Press

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 22 at 10:26 AM

LONDON (AP) - Cowboys, stetsons, bucking broncos and J.R. masks — it could only be the arrival of "Dallas" in London.

Stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy were at a Southfork Ranch outpost by the River Thames on Tuesday night to launch the rebooted soap with a big Texan party.

The younger generation of actors - Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo - also was there.

After success in the U.S., the first season of the new "Dallas" TV series will be shown in the U.K. beginning September 5.

Duffy, who plays Bobby Ewing, says it was British audiences who helped the show become a hit the first time around, when they adopted the night-time soap and made it popular around the world.

He's hoping they'll do the same with the re-launched version.

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