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DALLAS Star Juan Pablo Di Pace To Play Jesus In Upcoming NBC Miniseries!

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Nicolas Trevino (Juan Pablo Di Pace) was one bad dude on TNT’s Dallas, and if the show had not been unceremoniously dumped by the cable network, we would have learned if he would have ever been caught! However, the “Save Dallas” campaign rages on, so hopefully the legendary soap will find another home in the near future.

In the meantime, actor Juan Pablo Di Pace will go from bad guy to good guy playing none other than Jesus in the upcoming NBC mini-series A.D.!  The 12-episode drama is in production now and is slated for an Easter 2015 and will begin on Sunday, April 5 on NBC.  A.D. is NBC’s sequel to The Bible produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downy, and the story will take place after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. A.D.”

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Upon the casting news breaking, Juan Pablo tweeted, “Exciting announcement indeed! “Humbled and happy to be playing HIM!

The Argentine-born star has also appeared in the 2008 film Mamma Mia!.  He has lived in Spain, Italy, and England, and studied theatre at the London Studio Centre.

What do you think of Di Pace cast as Jesus? Did you enjoy him as baddie Nicolas on Dallas?  Share your thoughts below!

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LOL .. I can never picture anyone playing Jesus..
Everytime I watch Jesus anything it is weird to see an actor portraying Jesus..

I would rather have Dallas back!!

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I enjoyed watching Nicholas on Dallas, and as a good actor, I am sure he will portray the part of Jesus very well. Can’t wait to see the show. Also, I must say that I miss Dallas so much and hope and pray that it will be picked up by another network soon. I have watched the show since the beginning and I truly loved it. The new series and the new actors are amazing and has brought the story up to date, however there is so much more to tell. I am so unhappy about the cliffhangers we were left with. I, sincerely beg for another network to continue the new series. It is loved around the globe and could be very beneficial to another any other good network.

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‘Dallas’ star Ken Kercheval Dead At Age 83

Sad news to report for fans of the iconic primetime soap, Dallas.  Ken Kercheval, who played the thorn in J.R. Ewing’s (Larry Hagman) side, Cliff Barnes, has passed away.   The actor was 83 and died at his home in Indiana on Sunday.   The cause of death is under wraps.  He had been previously open about being a lung cancer survivor after years of smoking.

Kercheval was on Dallas for its entire run on CBS from 1978 to 1991, and returned to the TNT reboot from 2012 to 2014 to reprise his signature role.

On Dallas, Cliff Barnes was always the perennial loser when he went toe to toe with ruthless J.R, but in the final season, Cliff beats J.R at his own game and takes over Ewing Oil.  Cliff was also hopelessly in love with Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray) and was the brother to Pam Barnes, played by Victoria Principal.

As for Ken’s first big acting breaks, that came on daytime soap operas when early in his career he appeared on Search for Tomorrow and How to Survive a Marriage.

Later, he appeared on episodic dramas such as Starsky & Hutch, and Crossing Jordan.  His final role was in a movie, 2019’s Surviving in L.A. said to be a comedy/drama in which he plays the business manager of a former teen sitcom star who trashed her life through drug abuse and is fresh out of rehab.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ken Kercheval in the comment section below.   But first, watch him as Cliff Barnes in this scene from TNT’s Dallas when he sees J.R. for the first time in years!

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Is That You Bobby Ewing? ‘Dallas’ Favorite Patrick Duffy Dons New Look For Guest Spot On ‘American Housewife’

In this week’s tis’ the season episode of the comedy series, American Housewife, none other than former  Dallas and The Bold and the Beautiful star Patrick Duffy returns to TV, when in story, Katie (Katie Nixon) strives to keep her long-separated parents apart when her father, Marty (Duffy), arrives in time to surprise the Otto family for Christmas.  The episode is aptly titled, “Saving Christmas”

This then puts Marty face-to-face and toe-to-toe with ex-wife Kathryn, played by the wonderful Wendie Malick.

Soap fans will remember the Hot in Cleveland crossover between Malick and Susan Lucci of All My Children.

The first look photos of Duffy on American Housewife were first delivered by ABC to TV Insider.

The Duffy-esque episode airs on Wednesday December 12th (8:30pm EST)

For Dallas fans, they are still wishing that that somehow the show will still come back in another incarnation after its latest (the TNT version) was canned after three seasons.

Will you be checking out Patrick on American Housewife? What do you think of the ponytail look? Comment below.

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Y&R and Dallas Alum, Oscar Winner George Kennedy Has Died

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George Kennedy,  the Oscar-winning star of 1967’s Cool Hand Luke, which also starred Paul Newman has died at age 91, his grandson, Cory Schenkel confirmed.

Kennedy died in his sleep at his Boise, Idaho home early Sunday morning, the day of the Academy Awards.  He had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month.

In the soaps, Kennedy is most remembered for his guest stints on The Young and the Restless playing Victor Newman’s despicable father, Albert Miller.  Kennedy first played the role in 2003 and then reprised it again in 2010.   Victor’s relationship with his father gave Eric Braeden some of the finest material of his career as the complex Victor.  Albert had abandoned his family, causing his son to be raised in an orphanage.

CBS original primetime soap Dallas also featured Kennedy as Carter McKay, one of the Ewing families bitter enemies from 1988 to 1991.  Geroge also played the role in two follow-up TV movies, 1996’s Dallas: J.R. Returns and 1998’s Dallas: War of the Ewings.  In addition, Kennedy appeared in several of the 70’s major disaster films including the original Airport and several sequels, as well as in Earthquake.  In the 80’s, he would appear in The Naked Gun franchise of films along with Leslie Nielsen.

After the jump, watch George Kennedy as Albert on The Young and the Restless in scenes with Eric Braeden and Joshua Morrow (Nick).  Then share your thoughts on the passing of this talented actor in the comment section below! (more…)

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