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Entertainment Weekly Featuring DALLAS Cover Story Out This Friday!

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On this week’s cover of Entertainment Weekly, the pop culture magazine explores TV’s summer success story of TNT’s reboot of Dallas, which already has been renewed for its second season, and we are only half way through season one!

In a preview of the EW feature, several of the leading cast members chime in with some interesting and fun quotes!  Patrick Duffy (Bobby) laughs “It’s almost dream-like!”  Duffy along with Larry Hagman and Linda Gray, and newcomers Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, and Julie Gonzalo, anchor the new incarnation. “And God if I wake up and find out I’m playing some gnarly grandpa in a sitcom somewhere, I’m going to be so pissed off,” Duffy adds. (And for those pissed off Bobby and Pam fans, executive producer Cynthia Cidre explains why she didn’t want to bring back Victoria Principal. “No, no, no, no,” she says. “What angle could I possibly play in the relationship?”)

The dream took a nightmarish turn two days before Hagman was due on set when he called his long-time best friend Duffy with news of his cancer. “I told him, ‘You bastard.  I just got a good job and you’re going to bail on me,’” says Duffy. “The nerve of you dying at the apex of my career. Unacceptable.’”  Hagman worked through his entire chemotherapy and radiation treatment, infusing J.R. with the same gleeful mischief audiences love to hate. Shortly before the show’s premiere, his doctor pronounced him cancer-free. “Hagman looked me in the eye and said ‘Whaddya think, 10 seasons?’” says TNT president Michael Wright.

For exclusive dish on the various twists and turns still in store for the embattled Ewing family, plus an interview with Hagman’s hard-working eyebrow wrangler, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on stands Friday, June 20.

So soapers what is your favorite part of the new Dallas? Let us know!

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Phil
Phil

I am loving the new Dallas. I am not sure what I like most. I love that JR is the same is always was. I love the rivalry between the boys and the love triangle with Alayna played by the beautiful and often over looked talent Jordana Brewster. Now I would really like to see them bring on Gary and Val for a backdoor pilot of a rebooted KNOTTS LANDING. The only complaint that I do have for DALLAS is there is not enough Sue Ellen.

mike
mike

I like Josh Henderson as John Ross and I like Patrick Duffy as a new and improved Bobby.

margie
margie

Sue Ellen looks like only 5yrs passed so beautiful. Fun to see next generations up to?? Love seeing Cliff & JR wondering if another fight is brewing. Really hopes back long term.

toscanti
toscanti

Love Dallas and want more Sue Ellen as well. Wonderful reboot to an iconic classic.

James
James

Best thing on TV right now! This show has been so well executed in every regard!

kathleen johnson
kathleen johnson

well watched the original series and this one is just as good like old jr he still has the devil in him letting know one know what is really going on only the audience and john ross jr everyone thinks he is bad but i think he is still good just that he has to prove to his dad he is a ewing and we all know what kind of pressure that can be especially when your dad is jr ewing

Andy
Andy

I love the show since 1981, when she came the first time to Germany. I was very young and beautiful – now I´m just beautiful. 😉
Dallas is modern and nostalgic. The familiar and new faces playing together fantastically! The cast is perfect! Thank you for the wonderful comeback!
Southfork is timeless….

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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.

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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.

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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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