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DALLAS Reveals How Larry Hagman's J.R.Ewing Will Leave The Canvas!

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Once the beloved television icon Larry Hagman passed away back in November, the Dallas creative team was trying to decide how they were going to deal with the loss on-air of Hagman, and soaps number one all-time villain, J.R. Ewing!

While it has been announced that a momentous memorial service would play out on air, bringing many long time Dallas favorites and special guests back to the second season event, it was not yet  announced or determined how J.R. would be written-off.  However that all changed today, when according to TV Guide, part of this mystery has been solved, and well, the other part you will just have to see unfold as season two plays out with the aftermath of J.R leaving the canvas, which will have a huge impact on everyone and probably will put someone in the slammer!

SPOILER ALERT: According to TVG, that after Hagman’s passing: “Dallas executive producer Cynthia Cidre and the show’s writing staff went into overdrive reworking the second half of the season  The result: a multi-episode “Who Killed J.R.?” mystery that Cidre hopes will rival 1980’s wildly popular “Who Shot J.R.?” storyline.”

Cidre discussed the decision relating, “We all felt having J.R. die of natural causes would have been completely inappropriate, not only to the character, but also to Larry Hagman.”  Cidre also got story approval for their decision to “kill-off” J.R from Hagman’s long time friend, Patrick Duffy (Bobby) as well as Hagman’s son, Preston.

Don’t forget to circle your soap calendars that the new season of Dallas premieres next Monday night, January 28th at 9EST/8CST on TNT!

So soapers what do you think about another whodunit to honor the legacy of Hagman and J.R.? Let us know!

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Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

Larry would probably love the idea that someone killed him. He loved drama!

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

great, looks like a good storyline to honor Mr. Hagman.

KateK
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KateK

I like the idea. I know that Ted Shackelford was brought on before Hagmans death for a few episodes, I hope he sticks around for good. He’s great on Y&R, but not used nearly enough.

Mary Anne Robertson
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Mary Anne Robertson

I think that is a BRILLIANT idea 🙂

Lin
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Lin

I personally do think JR should have died of natural causes. there is too much gun violence i the news- much more so than when the Who Shot JR season was on. It’s just too much now. Larry Hagman did not look well at the end of the season and it would not be unusual for JR to have died. This is just my opinion- I will be loyal to this show.

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

No one said JR would die by gunshot.

Robert
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Robert

No way, a murder mystery is fitting for JR!

Jennifer Janeiro
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Jennifer Janeiro

So glad Dallas is back and I think this is a great way to send JR off. RIP Mr. Haggman.

James McDonald
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James McDonald

That is a very smart creative writing idea. Very appropriate for this new DALLAS tv series and so glad the family of Larry Hagman have given approval. I think Larry would have liked it too. I’m surprised Mr. Hagman didn’t bring it up himself during an interview somewhere. I’m sure Mr. Hagman didn’t plan on leaving us so soon, but unfortunately cancer reacts very fast. Sometimes real-life imitates art. I believe the DALLAS team is using their best judgement. Please don’t give away the mystery and don’t tell who the killer is. Let us enjoy this last Who-done-it with respect… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Love it..
One last- who killed JR ..
This time I hope the mystery of ”who”, lives on and the mystery is never ending and we all can wonder til the of time as to who killed JR….

west vorgina fan
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west vorgina fan

JR was a lover as well as a fighter. He should have been seen with a wide variety of his mistresses that evening with no one wanting to admit that they were the one with whom he went on one last ride around the ranch so to speak. A whole new twist to “who” (or with whom he) “done it”

DougS
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DougS

I agree with Lin that J.R. dying a violent death, particularly being shot, might not be the best course of action in this day and age, but it all depends on how well the storyline is executed. So far Cynthia Cidre has done a first-class job of keeping the new Dallas a classy affair, so I have faith she’ll make the right choices. I doubt, however, that a “Who Killed J.R.” story arc will have the same impact that “Who Shot J.R.?” had back in 1980. It was a different world, one in which cliffhanger endings and multi-episode story arcs… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

From the sounds of it Shackleford and Van Arc will be around for awhile. Personally, I’d like to see a Knotts Landing reboot, but having Gary and Val back here is a good start.

toscanti
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toscanti

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SZima
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SZima

Fantastic! I agree Larry would have loved the drama of a “who-dunnit.”

Robert
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Robert

I love it, perfect end to one of televisions best characters!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

The best ending for JR would have been for him to know he was dying, but not tell anyone, then frame Cliff Barnes for murder by staging a fight with on a rooftop and falling off it thereby making it look like Cliff did it. However- since the writers did not have the opportunity to have Larry around to film those scenes, this ending seems the most fitting. The whole season ending cliffhanger for prime time was invented by Dallas with that classic episode of who shot JR. I think Larry would have loved knowing that even in death JR… Read more »

Joyce
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Joyce

the first “Who shot JR” story-line was legendary…I remember it so well!!! this is only fitting for a timeless character and for Mr. Larry Hagman..rest in peace..

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Sounds interesting. I’m still really sad about Larry’s death, though.

Karen
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Karen

I think its a great way to show tribute.

Margot
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Margot

I just like this whodunit idea. Just can’ t wait for this.

Joy
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Joy

I can see J.R. killing himself with someone else’s meds….and that “someone else’s” fingerprints all over the pill bottle. Especially if those same fingerprints were on J.R.’s decanter. It’s like ancient Rome, by way of Texas..

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Dallas and B&B Favorite, Patrick Duffy Finds Love Again at 71 with Actress Linda Purl

It’s never to late to fall in love again and Dallas star, Patrick Duffy (Ex-Bobby Ewing) is proof positive of that.  Duffy, who was married for 48 years to ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser till 2017, when she passed away due to cancer, has reconnected with Happy Days and motion picture and TV actress, Linda Purl whom he first met knew years ago.  Soap fans also remember Duffy’s turn from 2006-2011 on The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephen Logan.

According to PEOPLE and as it has turned out, the Covid-19 pandemic was actually the impetus for Duffy and Purl reconnecting after being casual friends for years, who had simply lost touched with one another..  However, during the Covid-19 lockdown, they happened to be on the same group text chain with other friends that eventually wound up with just the two of them chatting.

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Duffy shared,  “At that point, I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real.  We haven’t been apart since.” He added, “I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I’d feel this way again.”

 

The actor who is going to be in the upcoming Lifetime holiday movie, People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street debuting on November 29th, noted on his relationship with Purl, that he know his beloved late wife would want him to be happy, expressing: “I  feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy.  So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”

So,  happy for Patrick that he has found love again after his enduring romance and life with his late wife? Comment below.

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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