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DALLAS PRODUCERS PLANNING FUNERAL FOR J.R. EWING

December 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It probably won’t get as big an audience as it did when he was shot, but J.R. Ewing’s funeral on TNT’s Dallas is expected to draw big ratings by cable standards when it airs sometime during its next season, which begins on January 28. TNT on Tuesday confirmed that it is planning a funeral episode following the death of Larry Hagman, who portrayed Ewing during the original series in the ’80s and in the recent relaunch. TNT said that it will not recast the role but that it plans to honor Hagman — and Ewing — with an as-yet-unwritten episode sometime during the next season. Hagman reportedly appeared in six episodes of the 15-episode season before becoming too ill to continue.