‘Dallas’: Who Shot J.R. — The Sequel

Imagine the last words of J.R. Ewing, one of television’s smartest, wittiest, most memorable characters of all time. Imagine if you had to craft his final scene from leftover footage and looped dialogue after Larry Hagman’s  sudden death. That’s the task the writers of “Dallas” faced in this week’s episode, “The Furious and the Fast.” […]

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‘Dallas’: The Most Freudian Hour of Television. Ever.

This week’s episode of “Dallas,” “False Confessions,” managed to make the Ewings look like the Huxtables. Compared to the Rylands and the Barnes, they are downright functional. With the exception of Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) being conned into marrying a woman who was technically his cousin, but was not a biological relative, none of them harbor […]

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Lee Majors to Guest Star on ‘Dallas’

A major guest star is coming to “Dallas” — the Six Million Dollar Man! Lee Majors has signed on to appear in two episodes on the second season of TNT’s “Dallas” remake, Entertainment Weekly reports. He’s playing Ken Richards — one of Sue Ellen’s (Linda Gray) old flames who crosses paths with the Ewing matriarch […]

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‘Dallas’ Season 2 Premiere: The Bittersweet Wit and Wisdom of J.R., Passing the Torch From Father to Son

The death of Larry Hagman hangs over this season of “Dallas“, to paraphrase a quip from the premiere, like mistletoe. Before the episode starts, the cast appears as themselves to acknowledge that this will be both a bittersweet viewing experience and exactly the way Hagman would want to be remembered. So let’s all drink a […]

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Patrick Duffy, Josh Henderson and Larry Hagman in the second season of "Dallas" (TNT)

‘Dallas’: How Will Bobby and John Ross Cope with J.R.’s Death?

John Ross (Josh Henderson) uses a sex tape to force someone to make a deal; Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) continues her run for Governor; Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) tries to get his marriage to Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) annulled; J.R. (Larry Hagman) conspires with his son to take over Ewing Energies; and Ann (Brenda Strong) gets shocking […]

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‘Dallas’ Finale: J.R.’s Wit and Wisdom Has Met Its Match in Rebecca

Wednesday nights are not going to be the same without J.R.’s eyebrows. Wednesday’s season finale of TNT’s “Dallas” did not go the cliched route of ending with somebody shooting J.R. (Larry Hagman)  or version 2.0, John Ross (Josh Henderson). Instead it went out with a metaphorical bang, as storylines converged around one man: J.R.’s lifelong […]

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