A slew of shows set in the the Lone Star State is coming to the small screen. Whether it’s hog-hunting reality, big-hair glamour or down-South grit, here’s a peek at seven upcoming Texas-based TV shows.
First off: Kristin Chenoweth, left, and Leslie Bibb star in this soapy drama, formerly known as “Good Christian Belles.” Actually, the original title was spicier than that, but religious groups protested. The characters in this series go to church every Sunday, but that doesn’t stop them from scheming, conniving and back-stabbing one another. The show debuts midseason. (Bill Matlock / ABC)
This reality series stars a wild-boar-hunting family -- Krystal Campbell, left, Robert Campbell, center, and Jerry Campbell, front -- from Central Texas. The show will premiere in the fall. (Zach Dilgard / A&E Network)
This unscripted show, launching Aug. 15, follows six gorgeous young people, including a football player and an actress, living it up in Dallas. (Robert Ascroft / Bravo)
Forget the soap opera -- this is how the elite live and party in Dallas. At least that’s what this mother-daughter unscripted series promises. The show premiered July 17. (Kwaku Alston / NBCUniversal)
Former “Design Star” finalist Donna Moss, along with her two daughters, travels to some of Dallas’ most opulent homes to make them appear even more lavish in this reality series. The show premieres Aug. 8. (HGTV)
An instant hit for CMT, this new series boosted ratings by 300% in its time slot when it premiered this year. Of course, an episode in which the girls go bikini shopping can’t hurt viewership, either. But “Texas Women” focuses on four Fort Worth ladies with some “only in Texas"-type problems. Ali Dee is an aspiring country singer with a bull-rider boyfriend; Hannah Helvey comes from Texas money; Brooke Jeter is a pro barrel racer; and Anna Hunt is a stock contractor. (CMT)
It’s not a reboot or a re-imagining. TNT‘s new “Dallas” will pick up the stories of the Ewing clan 20 years after the conclusion of the original series in 1991. That means we’ll get to see rascally J.R. again (Larry Hagman, left) along with his wife, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray), brother Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and lots of new faces like Brenda Strong, right. The show is scheduled to launch in summer 2012. (Martin Schoeller / TNT)