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Tuesday
Mar122013

"Dallas" Co-Stars Say Farewell to J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman

Claire Greenway/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- One week after his character was written off the series at the hand of an unseen gunman, co-stars of the late Dallas star Larry Hagman said goodbye to his scheming character J.R. Ewing.

On Monday night's episode of the TNT series, the character made famous by the actor was laid to rest.  Hagman died of cancer last November.

At J.R.'s funeral, in a scene that blended the emotions of both the show's fantasy and the actors' reality, Hagman's co-stars said goodbye.

In the episode's final moments, however, it became clear the storyline -- that a mugger killed Ewing -- wasn't the truth, and that the mystery of "who shot J.R.?" was revealed in a letter to his onscreen brother Bobby, played by Patrick Duffy, who was in tears at the episode's end.  The mystery was not revealed to viewers during Monday night's episode.

In an interview with the National Ledger, show producer Mike Robin said, "After shooting Patrick's moment, I said, 'I think we did well,' and he said, 'Yeah, I think he'd be happy.'  Everybody that was involved in [that show], that was what we were trying to do, trying to feel that we did right by our friend Larry Hagman.''

The show, and the mystery into Ewing's death, will live on.

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Monday
Jan282013

New Season of "Dallas" Premieres Monday, Will Honor Larry Hagman

Peter Larsen/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The second season of TNT's Dallas update premieres Monday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

One of the show's stars, Larry Hagman, passed away last November, after filming five episodes of the new season.  His character, oil tycoon J.R. Ewing, will be given a fitting farewell, according to TNT head of programming Michael Wright.

Wright recently told reporters, "The show is going to honor Larry's passing with an episode that includes J.R.'s funeral and a story line that follows that we believe would've made Larry very happy."

TV Guide reports that J.R. will be murdered. So, potentially, viewers may again be asking, "Who shot J.R.?"

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Wednesday
Jun132012

TNT's "Dallas" Update Premieres Wednesday Night

Peter Larsen/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The Ewings are back.  TNT launches its update of the popular 1978–1991 drama Dallas Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time with a two-hour episode.

Larry Hagman returns as the scheming oil tycoon J.R. Ewing.  He's joined by his former co-stars Patrick Duffy, who plays his brother, Bobby Ewing, and Linda Gray, who plays J.R.'s wife, Sue Ellen Ewing. The new Dallas series also introduces TV viewers to a new generation of Ewings.

Gray says she had some reservations about the project when she was approached about reprising her role.

She says she wondered, "What was it going to be?  Sleazy?  Tacky?  What were they going to do?  And just drag us in to be these characters that people remember to start off the show and then sort of whittle us away?"

Duffy recalls that he thought the script for the pilot was "brilliant," though he adds that he, Gray and Hagman had "this unspoken agreement that none of us would have done the show if the other two had turned it down."

Dallas also stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster and Brenda Strong.

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