McKinney Condo Dallas, the smart and sexy continuation of the iconic prime time hit over on TNT, has been renewed for 2013 and we’re ecstatic. Not only do we love the show, (the original was the first ever television series to be distributed globally), we love what it means for Dallas real estate. Hey JR and the gang need somewhere to stay and really, even the Mansion can get old after a few weeks. Even Dallas oil magnates need some personal space!

A new listing just hit the market and we think it would be perfect for one of the young Ewing clan, Christopher to be specific. Christopher Ewing, the adopted son of Bobby and Pam is also the biological son of Sue Ellen’s long dead sister Kristen and remember SHE shot JR. For those of you living under a rock, Christopher is portrayed by the hunky Jesse Metcalfe, whom we lusted after on Desperate Housewives and will continue to lust after ‘till the next real estate boom.

McKinney Condo

So why is 4219 McKinney (# F) perfect for Jesse? It’s 3 stories of gorgeous, just about 2,800 square feet and the location is perfect. By the time shooting is in full swing Jesse can walk to Forty Five Ten for one of the most fashion-forward selections of men’s clothing in the country, grab tapas at Café Madrid or a lobster “shooter” at Abacus. He can also catch a yoga class at Karmany. Fabulous location aside, there are two features we love, love, love about this condo. The rooftop garden with a stunning view of Dallas is the absolute perfect place to throw an intimate little cast party. The present owners have created an oasis up there. And, drum-roll please, the shower! You could throw a party in this shower. You could shoot season two! It’s my dream shower, and I see a lot of showers. And I’ve calculated we spend almost as much time in the shower as we do in bed, almost. With three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, treetop views and amazing privacy for being in the middle of Dallas, it’s really a celebrity’s dream come true.

McKinney condo

McKinney Condo

As Jesse said on Access Hollywood, “Texas is my home away from home.”

Jesse, baby, 4219 McKinney is that home! And only for $499,000. God, at that price, you could almost have two.

Last summer, one of my friends turned her home over to the folks filming “Chase” and got her whole family put up at The Ritz while the cast and crew took over her East Dallas house. They paid handsomely and left behind a patio-full of fresh plants. Now comes word that TNT’s Dallas, based on the famous, long-running, and most highly viewed TV Series  of all times, will be filming in — shocker –Dallas. Though Times’ “informal” Twitter poll suggested other venues, I think Big D is best. And I would say this could turn a lucky few homes into veritable moneytrees:

Warner Horizon Television has selected Dallas, Texas as the location for TNT’s Dallas, an all-new series based upon one of the most popular television dramas of all time. TNT announced Friday that it has ordered a full season of 10 episodes and will give viewers their first look at the new Dallas tonight, Monday, July 11, with a sneak peek during the season premieres of the network’s blockbuster hits The Closer, which starts at 8 p.m. Central, and Rizzoli & Isles, which airs at 9 p.m. Central. The new series will show off the vibrant city that Dallas is today.

TNT’s new Dallas brings a new generation of stars together with cast members from the original drama series. The new Dallas stars Josh Henderson (90210), Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) and Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives), and they will be joined by iconic stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing.

Executive producer Cynthia Cidre, who wrote the acclaimed film The Mambo Kings and executive produced the television seriesCane, wrote the pilot for the new Dallas. TNT’s series is based on the original series created by David Jacobs. Michael M. Robin (The Closer) directed and executive produced the pilot.

The original Dallas aired from 1978 to 1991 and centered on the Ewing family, a cattle and oil dynasty occupying the expansive Southfork Ranch in Texas. A long and bitter rivalry between brothers J.R. Ewing (Hagman) and Bobby Ewing (Duffy) eventually led to J.R. losing control of most of the Ewing industries. In the new Dallas, this explosive rivalry now lives on through another generation, with the future of the family fortune in the hands of the Ewing offspring: cousins John Ross Ewing (Henderson), the son of J.R. and ex-wife Sue Ellen (Gray), and Christopher Ewing (Metcalfe), the adopted son of Bobby. Brewster stars as Elena, who is involved in a love triangle with Christopher and John Ross. Gonzalo stars as Christopher’s fiancée, Rebecca. And Strong stars as Ann, Bobby’s wife.

The series is expected to have a significant financial impact on the city; create many jobs for crew, actors, extras and vendors; and increase tourism.

“The City of Dallas is very excited to once again have an iconic television series named after our City and pleased that we could assist in making Dallas not only the obvious location choice, but a good choice for the bottom line too,” said Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano. Now that TNT has officially placed the series order, Warner Horizon Television can move forward with contracts to finalize the Dallas shoot. Pre-production and production on the series are expected to begin later this year.

The Dallas Film Commission is the official film commission for the Greater Dallas area. Its mission includes marketing and promoting the area to content creators; serving as the primary liaison between the industry, government and the community as well as educating, promoting and advocating for growth of the local industry. In November 2009 the film commission transitioned to the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development to provide a more synergistic approach to growing the City’s targeted media industries.

Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV’s current unscripted series are The Voice for NBC, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and the upcoming Take the Money and Run for ABC, H8R for The CW and Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew for MTV. Scripted programs from WHTV are Rizzoli & Isles and Memphis Beat for TNT, as well as Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game for ABC Family.