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TNT Renews 'Dallas' For A Third Season

May 1st, 2013 9:30am EDT
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Just a few months after the death of Larry Hagman, TNT has renewed the hit drama "Dallas" for a third season. The network has ordered 15 additional episodes for next year.

Hagman starred as ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing in the original incarnation of the series from 1978 to 1991 and was brought back for the 2012 revamp. The actor spent months battling cancer, but he refused to let his illness affect his career and continued working while he was undergoing treatment. His November death was written into the second season storyline.

Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, sai...
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J.R. Ewing Set For 'Dallas' Funeral

December 12th, 2012 8:52am EST
Larry Hagman
Larry Hagman's iconic Dallas character J.R. Ewing is set for a proper send-off on the hit drama reboot.

The Dallas writing team is coming up with an episode revolving around a funeral farewell for the corrupt oil baron played by Hagman, who lost his battle with cancer last month.

According to TheWrap.com, Ewing's service is scheduled to air in March during the eighth episode of the forthcoming second season.

Hagman is expected to feature in at least the first five episodes of the new series, but there have been no details about the nature of his character's demise.
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'Dallas' Stars Hold An On Set Tribute To Larry Hagman

November 29th, 2012 5:15pm EST
Dallas
Larry Hagman's Dallas co-stars gathered together on the set of the hit show to pay tribute to the late star on Tuesday.

Veterans Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and Ken Kercheval are reprising their roles in the drama alongside new stars Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson, and they are currently shooting the second season of the show's reboot.

The cast and crew were left reeling when Hagman passed away on Friday following a battle with throat cancer and leukemia, and his tearful pals came together on the Dallas set on Tuesday morning to remember their colleague.

The actors and crew members s...
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'Dallas' To Change Script To Reflect Larry Hagman's Death

November 25th, 2012 3:12pm EST
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Executives behind the Dallas re-boot are scrambling to change the show's storyline following the death of star Larry Hagman.

The veteran actor, who passed away on Friday, spent months battling cancer, but he refused to let his illness affect his career and continued working while he was undergoing treatment.

TV bosses are currently shooting the second series of the relaunched Dallas, in which Hagman reprises his role as oil tycoon J.R. Ewing from the original TV soap, and he had filmed several episodes before he was taken ill.

It has now been confirmed the show's writing team will have t...
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'Dallas' Stars Pay Tribute To Larry Hagman

November 24th, 2012 11:39am EST
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Larry Hagman's Dallas co-stars Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal and Ken Kercheval have paid tribute to the actor, who died from cancer complications on Friday.

Gray, who played Sue Ellen Ewing, the wife of Hagman's backstabbing oil magnate J.R. Ewing in the legendary TV drama, was with her friend and co-star when he died in a Texas hospital.

She released a statement late on Friday, in which she called the star "my best friend for 35 years," adding, "He was the Pied Piper of life and brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, funny, loving and talented, and I will miss ...
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Iconic 'Dallas', 'I Dream Of Jeannie' Star Larry Hagman Dies At 81

November 24th, 2012 8:19am EST
Larry Hagman
Dallas star Larry Hagman passed away Friday afternoon in a Texas hospital after suffering from complications related to cancer, according to reports.

The TV star, who recently returned to playing ruthless oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on the 2012 revamp of the acclaimed 80s nighttime soap, was 81.

Hagman's family released a statement on the star's death that reads, "Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most... When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for."

Executives at the TNT network, which airs the ...
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Jordana Brewster: 'I Couldn't Live In Dallas For Real'

July 31st, 2012 8:28am EDT
Jordana Brewster
Dallas star Jordana Brewster fears she'd never be able to live in the Texas city for real - because locals always dress up and rarely hang out in jeans and a T-shirt.

The pretty star plays J.R. Ewing's son John Ross' girlfriend in the revamped drama series and admits she has developed a love affair for the state where the show is based and filmed - but she couldn't live there full-time, even though her producer husband Andrew Form is a Texan.

She tells WENN, "I love Texas. I spent a lot of time in Austin before Dallas. I shot my first movie in Austin - The Faculty with Robert Rodriguez ...
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Linda Gray: 'I Want To Be In Every Episode'

July 9th, 2012 12:44pm EDT
Linda Gray
Dallas star Linda Gray is urging fans to contact the show's producers and demand she is given scenes in every episode of the re-launched TV hit.

Gray and her fellow stars on the renowned program were brought back to small screens in the last month when the sex-and-scandal show re-launched on the TNT network after 21 years off air.

With a new generation of the famous Ewing family to consider, the writers have given Gray's character, Sue Ellen Ewing, a reduced amount of screen time - and she is asking her fans to help her win a bigger part.

In an interview with fan website UltimateDalla...
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TNT Renews 'Dallas' For A Second Season

June 30th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Dallas
Dallas isn't done yet. The primetime soap has been renewed for a second season. TNT has confirmed that those troublesome Ewings will be back next year with more backstabbing and deceit.

The reboot has latched on to a new generation of fans, who've tuned in at record numbers. That's why the network has greenlit the soapy series for another season.

According to TVLine, TNT announced the good news earlier today.

“Dallas has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts,” sa...
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'Dallas' Is A Big Hit

June 15th, 2012 9:05am EDT
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Twenty-one years after it went off the air, a revamped "Dallas" returned to primetime on top of the ratings.

The TNT drama scored the number-one scripted series premiere on cable television this year on Wednesday night after 7 million viewers tuned in to catch up on the oil drilling Ewing family.

TNT brought back the original cast along with a new generation of actors playing the Ewing kids, including Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman, as well as newcomers Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson, Brenda Strong and Jordana Brewster.

Gray returns as Sue Ellen Ewing, JR's ex-wife and the mo...
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Linda Gray Claims She Was The First To Know 'Who Shot J.R.'

June 14th, 2012 12:55pm EDT
Linda Gray
Dallas star Linda Gray was the first cast member of the iconic show to find out who tried to assassinate J.R. Ewing in its most infamous cliffhanger.

Producers of the sex-and-scandal drama, which returned to TV screens this week, kept viewers hooked in 1980 with a season-ending plot in which the backstabbing oil baron was gunned down by a mystery assailant.

Producers were so obsessed with keeping the identity of the gunman a secret until the next season eight months later that they went to extraordinary lengths to hide it even from the stars of the show - but now Gray has revealed she w...
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'Dallas' Returns Tonight: See Behind-The-Scenes Photos & Facts

June 13th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Dallas
Tonight's the big night: after 21 years off the air, "Dallas" is returning to primetime on TNT. Fans are very excited about the series' return, but not everyone thought it would happen.

Patrick Duffy, who plays Bobby Ewing, recently told the Hollywood Reporter, "I personally never thought that Dallas would resurrect itself again because I didn't think anybody knew how to do it. And it was proven to me on the few attempts that were made."

In tribute to his character, TNT recently launched a steamy ad campaign showing Duffy showering with his co-stars with the tagline: "They're back, and ...
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Larry Hagman: 'JR Hasn't Changed Any, I'm Very Happy With That'

June 12th, 2012 10:20am EDT
Larry Hagman
Dallas was a phenomenon in the ‘80s with the sexy, scandalous stories of the oil drilling Ewing family. Like anything that was once popular, they’re bringing it back. Only instead of remaking Dallas, TNT has brought back the original cast for some drama with a new generation of actors playing the Ewing kids.

Larry Hagman returns as the ultimate bad guy JR Ewing. It’s been 21 years since Dallas went off the air, but he’s still the same old JR “Hell, I know the character,” Hagman said. “He hasn’t changed any. I’m very happy with that. They’re writing in that direction, too.”

Linda Gray is b...
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Patrick Duffy Believed 'Dallas' Was Dead Forever

June 8th, 2012 1:35pm EDT
Patrick Duffy
Dallas star Patrick Duffy was convinced the show was dead forever after reading a script for a planned movie version of the hit drama and branding it "atrocious".

Film bosses were planning to shoot a big-screen remake of the classic show with Brad Pitt and John Travolta in the lead roles, but the project was scrapped in 2010 when producers instead decided to revive the program on TV with surviving members of the original cast.

Duffy, who plays Bobby Ewing in the show, reveals he was given a look at a draft script for the planned movie and was convinced any efforts to bring Dallas back w...
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Larry Hagman & Patrick Duffy Wanted To Do An 'Airplane!' Spoof Of 'Dallas'

June 7th, 2012 12:09pm EDT
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After they finished the 14th season, "Dallas" stars Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy wanted to write a spoof version of their hit primetime soap. But producers shot down their idea.

The legendary sex-and-scandal program ended in 1991 amid plummeting ratings, and later the two actors got together to discuss reviving it. They both favoured a comedy version of the Ewing family exploits based on 1980 spoof disaster movie "Airplane!," but Dallas bosses vetoed the project.

Hagman tells The Hollywood Reporter, "I thought we were going to make a comedy out of it."

Duffy adds, "Larry and I thought ...
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The Devilish J.R. Ewing Returns To 'Dallas'

June 7th, 2012 9:01am EDT
Dallas
"Dallas" is back. The massively popular primetime soap about the oil-rich Ewing family returns on June 13, and Larry Hagman, who plays the irresistable J.R. Ewing, is thrilled about returning.

The 80-year-old actor told USA Today, "It's been 20 years, and it's just gone by like that. It's unbelievable. It's like nothing happened in between."

Hagman, who recently battled cancer, predicts the show will be a hit with viewers. He recently told the Wall Street Journal, "The price of gasoline (today). The price of oil. Exxon declares the biggest profit in history of any corporation. The same ...
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Larry Hagman Predicts New 'Dallas' Will Be A Hit With Viewers

May 23rd, 2012 9:11am EDT
Dallas
Larry Hagman has predicted the new series of Dallas will be a ratings hit because oil bosses are pocketing huge profits while gasoline prices soar - just as they did when the show first launched in 1978.

The sex-and-scandal drama became an instant viewer favorite first time round as audiences connected with Hagman's realistic portrayal of money-hungry oil magnate J.R. Ewing.

The show returns in June, and the actor is convinced viewers will once again tune in as it reflects the public's current perception of energy giants.

He tells the Wall Street Journal, "The price of gasoline (today). ...
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As Of Last Week, The Final Words Of 'Desperate Housewives' Hadn't Been Written

May 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Brenda Strong
The final episode of Desperate Housewives airs Sunday, but the voice of the series is still waiting to find out what she says. Brenda Strong plays Mary Alice Young, whose suicide opened the series, and who narrates each episode. As of last week, she said series creator Marc Cherry was still tinkering with the final voiceover.

“It’s been changing a little bit every day,” Strong said. “Marc Cherry’s been polishing. The good news is that he wrote episode 823 and what we fondly call the MAVO, The Mary Alice Voiceover, is one of the hardest things he says to write, ever. Harder than dialogue, h...
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Jesse Metcalfe Was Hesitant About Taking On 'Dallas' Remake Role

May 11th, 2012 3:43pm EDT
Jesse Metcalfe
Actor Jesse Metcalfe was initially cautious to sign up for a starring role on the new Dallas revamp because he felt the TV industry was already flooded with too many series remakes.

The former Desperate Housewives star had just filmed another new TV show in Texas when he was approached to join the original cast members of the 1980s night time soap opera, Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, for an updated version of the drama.

However, Metcalfe was "critical of the idea" and wasn't convinced a modern-day Dallas would be a hit - until he gave the script a proper read through.

He...
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'Dallas' Ad References Infamous Shower Scene From Original Series

March 29th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Dallas Ad
Producers of the new series of legendary drama Dallas have made a cheeky reference to the show's most famous moment in a billboard advertisement for the relaunch.

Viewers were left stunned in 1986 when Bobby Ewing came back from the dead after he passed away following a car crash the previous season.

The infamous plot peaked when the character, played by Patrick Duffy, was found by his grieving widow Pamela enjoying a morning shower, and his death - and the entire season - was explained away as a dream.

The audacious move sparked anger and awe in equal measure among fans of the show -...
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Victoria Principal Has 'An Open Invitation' To Return To 'Dallas'

March 28th, 2012 11:41am EDT
Victoria Principal
Victoria Principal could be set to make a shock return to legendary drama series Dallas after stars Patrick Duffy and Jesse Metcalfe let slip producers want her in the show's upcoming reboot.

The actress' character Pamela Ewing was written out of the sex-and-scandal series in 1987 when viewers were told she had only months to live after fleeing the Texan dynasty.

However, the storyline was left open-ended, and it's now emerged Principal - who is the only surviving member of the show's original cast not signed up for the re-launch later this year - could be brought back to Dallas in an ...
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Steve Kanaly Nearly Passed On 'Dallas' Relaunch

March 24th, 2012 12:30pm EDT
Steve Kanaly
Steve Kanaly almost turned down the chance to return to legendary TV show "Dallas" for its relaunch later this year - as his character is barely involved in the plot.

Kanaly was invited by producers to reprise his role as former Southfork Ranch foreman Ray Krebbs in the sex-and-scandal drama, but was left disappointed by his lack of lines in the script.

He finally relented after a meeting with the show's bosses - and he's been promised a bigger role if future episodes are commissioned.

Kanaly tells DallasFanzine.com, "My part isn't too big in this early episode (but) I've been told that ...
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The Cast, Crew & Fans Are Passionate About The 'Dallas' Redo

February 4th, 2012 8:00am EST
Dallas
Whatever you do, don't call the upcoming "Dallas" television series a remake. Rather it's a continuation of the original series, which aired from 1978 until 1991. In fact, many fans are calling the 2012 version, which will air this summer, season 15.

Many familiar Ewing faces will be returning to Southfork including J.R. (Larry Hagman), Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Lucy (Charlene Tilton) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). They will be joined by a new generation of Ewings and their counterparts, such as Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalf), Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster), Rebecca Sutter (Julie Gonzalo), Jo...
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Jesse Metcalfe Is Engaged

January 17th, 2012 8:51am EST
Jesse Metcalfe
TV hunk Jesse Metcalfe is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Cara Santana, according to reports.

The pair has been dating for five years and now the former Desperate Housewives star has asked the aspiring actress to be his wife, reports Us Weekly.

A source tells the magazine, "They have been dating for four to five years and living together for at least three."

Metcalfe, who is set to appear in the reboot of hit 1980s show Dallas, previously dated Northern Irish singer Nadine Coyle.
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'Dallas' Star Steve Kanaly Forgot How To Ride A Horse

January 13th, 2012 11:38am EST
Steve Kanaly
"Dallas" star Steve Kanaly considered taking horse-riding lessons before shooting his scenes for the show's relaunch, because he'd forgotten how to saddle-up since leaving the program in 1988.

The actor was frequently seen galloping on his mount and herding cows during his role as ranch foreman Ray Krebbs in the hit drama's original run.

He was signed up to reprise the role when "Dallas" relaunches later this year but feared he'd need to brush up his cowboy skills to avoid any embarrassing mishaps onset.

Kanaly tells UltimateDallas.com, "The last time I was on a horse I fell off and hurt...
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Check Out TNT's New 'Dallas' Trailer - Will You Tune In?

December 1st, 2011 5:00pm EST
Dallas Reboot
One show changed television forever - "Dallas" - according to the trailer for TNT's upcoming reboot.

Set in the big state of Texas, "Dallas" lives life large and in the fast lane and brings a new generation of stars together with cast members from the original drama, which aired from 1978 until 1991.

The new "Dallas" stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Brenda Strong. They will be joined by iconic stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing from the original series.

Brewster, who plays Elena Ramos, told Eonline.com over the summer...
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Larry Hagman, 80, Has Cancer

October 14th, 2011 4:57pm EDT
Larry Hagman
"Dallas" star Larry Hagman has been diagnosed with cancer.

The 80-year-old actor revealed the news in a statement to TV Guide magazine on Friday, assuring fans his cancer is highly treatable and he hopes it won't force him to pull out of the upcoming "Dallas" TV remake.

Hagman is confirmed to reprise his role as villainous oil tycoon J.R. Ewing in at least the first four episodes.

He says, "As J.R., I could get away with anything - bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be ...
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Linda Gray 'In Denial' About 'Dallas' Relaunch

October 3rd, 2011 7:45pm EDT
Linda Gray
Dallas star Linda Gray still hasn't packed her bags for her move to Texas to start filming for the show's relaunch this month, revealing she's "in denial" about its comeback.

Producers of the cult serial drama confirmed last year they were planning to bring Dallas back to the small screen, and they have since signed up each member of the original cast except Victoria Principal.

Gray, who starts shooting her scenes on the real-life Southfork Ranch near Plano, Texas later this month, still can't believe she's getting a second chance to play J.R. Ewing's alcoholic wife Sue Ellen.

The actres...
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Charlene Tilton And Steve Kanaly Sign Up For 'Dallas' Reboot

June 7th, 2011 12:36pm EDT
Charlene Tilton
The upcoming reboot of TV hit Dallas will feature a full reunion of the surviving original characters after Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly signed up to the show.

Bosses at TNT network are re-launching the legendary drama series later this year and they persuaded stars Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy to reprise their roles as members of the Ewing family.

The other two surviving members of the original cast - Tilton and Kanaly, who played Lucy Ewing and Ray Krebbs - were not included in the list but they have now been signed up by producers following a public plea by Tilton...
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Jordana Brewster Promises 'There Will Be Plenty Of Sex' In 'Dallas' Remake

June 6th, 2011 9:25am EDT
Jordana Brewster
The new "Dallas" TV series is sure to steam up TV sets if sexy star Jordana Brewster's set report is to be believed.

The "Fast Five" pin-up has revealed her first day on set was all about the sex, and she insists fans of saucy TV should tune in when the series debuts.

Brewster tells Eonline.com, "My opening scene, literally our first day, was on my birthday, and I shot in only a man's shirt - so that should tell you something. (It's) a sexy show for sure. There will be plenty of shirts off and there will be plenty of sex."

The new "Dallas" will also feature "Desperate Housewives" co-star...
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