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DALLAS PRODUCERS TALK J.R. SEND-OFF

January 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Although earlier reports had indicated that J.R. Ewing, the Dallas character played by the late Larry Hagman, would be murdered towards the end of this season (Hagman appeared in seven episodes before his illness forced him off the series), a report in today’s (Monday) Los Angeles Times says only that he will die “tragically.” Executive […]

J.R. WILL BE MURDERED

January 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

J.R. will go out with a bang during the second season of the revived Dallas on TNT. Executive producer Cynthia Cidre told TV Guide magazine that the character, played by Larry Hagman, who died last November, will be murdered, with several episodes devoted to the killing. “We all felt having J.R. die of natural causes […]

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 […]

HOW WILL J.R. DIE? (OR WILL HE?)

November 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s not quite the delicious question that “Who shot J.R.?” was, but “How will J.R. die?” will certainly be a question that will have Dallas fans buzzing until the end of the current season on TNT. A spokesman for Channel 5 which airs the series in the U.K., told the London Sunday Independent that a […]

DALLAS STAR LARRY HAGMAN DEAD AT 81

November 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Larry Hagman, who had his first TV starring role in the 1960s as astronaut Tony Nelson opposite Barbara Eden in I Dream of Jeannie and, beginning in 1978, went on to portray J.R. Ewing in Dallas, arguably the most iconic character in a dramatic series, has died of complications from throat cancer at age 81. […]

DALLAS ON TOP AGAIN

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 1980 episode of Dallas that revealed who shot J.R. Ewing drew 90 million viewers and at the time was the highest-rated telecast ever broadcast. When the series returned on TNT Wednesday night with all-new episodes it drew 6.9 million viewers — tiny compared with the number of viewers who routinely watched Dallas in that […]

ORIGINAL CAST MEMBERS TO BE FEATURED IN DALLAS REVIVAL

July 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While it is not unusual for onetime TV hits to be revived after a generation or so, an upcoming reboot of Dallaswill be doing what none of the others have — featuring several of the stars of the original series in their original roles. TNT announced on Friday that it had ordered 10 episodes of […]

PARKER SPITZER: ANY DALLAS NEWSCAST GETS MORE VIEWERS

December 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN’s hope that the audience for Parker Spitzer will grow as viewers become more engaged with the dueling pair seemed more forlorn than ever this week as Nielsen reported that on Tuesday night, the primetime show attracted just 86,000 viewers in the 25-54 demo, the key demo for news programs. That’s about the same number […]