11:03 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 01/06/2012 05:00PM
Fans were already on the alert for a Dallas reunion when the rebooted version of the popular 1980s drama begins this summer, but viewers will get an earlier taster when three of the show's stars present at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards later this month.
Larry Hagman (who plays J.R. Ewing), Patrick Duffy (J.R.'s brother Bobby) and Linda Gray (J.R.'s wife Sue Ellen) will be presenters at this year's awards show, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis said Friday.
The three were original cast members, and have also signed on for the highly anticipated 2012 version, which will air on TNT.
Originally posted 10/27/2011 06:00AM
Intrigue. Passion. Great scenery. And it's only just begun!
Dallas is back, at least as far as the cameras are concerned. The first day of location shooting in Texas recently took place (watch a clip below), in anticipation of a summer 2012 debut of the rebooted series, this time on TNT.
Having originally run from 1978 to 1991 on CBS, the drama about the oil- and cattle-rich Ewing family will continue with new episodes focusing upon J.R. Ewing's grownup son John Ross Ewing III and Bobby Ewing's adopted son Christopher Ewing.
Those roles have been filled respectively by two alums of Desperate Housewives, Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe.
The new version will also find original stars Larry Hagman (as J.R. Ewing), Patrick Duffy (J.R.'s brother Bobby) and Linda Gray (J.R.'s wife Sue Ellen) back in the saddle – despite the recent announcement by Hagman, 80, that he is battling cancer.
Originally posted 10/14/2011 04:15PM
Larry Hagman, who played the villainous J.R. Ewing on the 1980s nighttime soap Dallas, is battling cancer.
"As J.R. I could get away with anything – bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer," Hagman, 80, says in a statement. "I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer."
Despite his illness, Hagman, who has signed on for TNT's reboot of the drama, which is due to start production Monday, says the show must go on.
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