Dallas paid respects to actor Larry Hagman, who passed away in November, and his character J.R. Ewing, whom he played on an off since 1978, on Monday night’s episode. The episode, entitled “J.
Larry Hagman, the man who starred as the wicked J.R. Ewing on the popular CBS series Dallas, died Friday at the age of 81. Hagman had been fighting health complications since 1992, when he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and eventually had a liver transplant.
Dallas, TNT's reboot of the primetime soap that ran from 1978 to 1991, premiered Wednesday to an average audience of 6.8 million viewers, easily claiming the top spot for a scripted series premiere on cable so far this year, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Everyone has been buzzing about the new TNT production of Dallas, which focuses on the second generation of Ewings, this time led by John Ross Ewing III (Desperate Housewives' Josh Henderson), who is just as treacherous as his oil baron father, J.
There was a time back in the 1980s when the CBS hit show Dallas was busy making stars out of such television legends as Larry Hagman, 80, and Linda Gray, 71, and now there's a new generation of savvy oil barons just waiting to become household names on TNT's continuation of the famous Ewing saga.
If you were ever obsessed with finding out the answer to television's ubiquitous question in 1980, "Who shot J.R.?," there's a good chance that you were a fan of CBS' decade-long-running primetime soap, Dallas, in which Larry Hagman played J.
Dallas, one of the pioneers of the longstanding primetime soap, is getting a second shot at the small screen, and TV legend Larry Hagman, 79, who played iconic oil baron J.R. Ewing in the '70s and '80s, will be front-and-center in the show's reprisal, which will follow the next generation of Ewings — cousins John Ross and Christopher — in their fight over the family dynasty.