Perhaps the biggest beneficiary [of TNT’s reboot of the classic television series Dallas], however, is the city of Dallas. In recent months, the city has experienced a boost in civic pride and tourist activity. It is also enjoying economic perks that it never got from the original Dallas, which ran from 1978 to 1991, but was mostly shot in Los Angeles. The first, ten-episode season of the new Dallas was filmed throughout North Texas in 2011 and early 2012, injecting an estimated $28.8 million into the local economy.
Cities and countries are now vying big time for TV shows to be set in their locales, for a reason: Tourism and local development boost is a big factor.
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