The Media Room - March
Mar 13, 2014 08:55AM ● Published by Anonymous
Dallas is back and hotter than ever.
Ready for Primetime — Again?
Deion’s Family Playbook
Premieres March 1, 9 p.m. on OWN
Deion Sanders is no longer chasing down NFL receivers or stealing bases in the major leagues, but he still makes headlines thanks to his on-again, off-again dealings as co-founder of Dallas Fort Worth’s Prime Prep Academy. The Prosper-based single father of five (who also helps raise four other children) now bares all as the executive producer of his own reality series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. With girlfriend and Hollywood producer, Tracey Edmonds, by his side, we can only assume that this “reality” series is ready for primetime — but are the rest of us?
The Show Goes On
Premiered Feb. 24, 8 p.m. on TNT
Currently filming on location through April, the cast of TNT’s “Dallas” has begun its third season, the first ever without Larry Hagman, who passed away from leukemia a little more than a year ago. This means Patrick Duffy’s Bobby Ewing is now the senior member of the Ewing family following the death of his older brother, J.R. Linda Gray continues as Sue Ellen, J.R.’s former wife and the mother of his son, John Ross Ewing III, who is out to prove he can be just as powerful an ally or enemy as his infamous father.
Bigger Is Not Always Better
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
By Malcolm Gladwell
In keeping with the tradition of his previous bestsellers, “Tipping Point” and “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty and the fundamental misunderstandings of the true meanings of advantages and disadvantages. Currently on tour, Gladwell delighted fans at SMU’s McFarlin Auditorium this past February as part of the Arts and Letters Live literary series put on by the Dallas Museum of Art.
Hungry for More?
By Veronica Roth
In theaters March 21
Thankfully, teen vampire flicks are in their twilight, having given way to more apocalyptic epics like Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games.” The latest author to pen a novel that’s captured the minds of teens and adults alike is Veronica Roth. “Divergent,” the first in her series of bestselling books, is set to grace the big screen this month with stars including Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd and Shailene Woodley as the heroine, Beatrice Prior.