‘Dallas’ Plans Funeral for J.R. Ewing

Larry Hagman, seen here earlier this year with long-time friend Linda Gray (Getty Images)

Three weeks after television icon Larry Hagman passed away due to complications from cancer, “Dallas” is lining up its own funeral for Hagman’s famed alter ego J.R. Ewing.

TVLine reports that “Dallas” will lay one of television’s greatest villains to rest on the eighth episode of the upcoming season, which will air on March 11 and a number of veterans from the original version of the show will show up to pay their final respects.

Despite his failing health, Hagman was able to complete several episodes of the show before his death. According to the story, “although production was not significantly impacted, producers quickly began crafting a proper sendoff — one that is rumored to feature a number of returning Dallas vets (including several that have not yet been seen on the TNT version.)”

The show is slated to return to TNT on Jan. 28.

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