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Linda Gray On DALLAS: "We're Not Finished With The Characters. We're Not Finished With The Show!"

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Photo Credit: HutchinsPhoto.com

Dallas star Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) who is hoping and championing the return of the television reboot of Dallas to another cable home, appeared over the weekend at at the “Wings Over the Wetland: Beyond the Surface” philanthropic event in the city of Dallas.

Gray was chosen as the 2014 honorary chair for the fundraiser, which raises money to expand water and wildlife education curriculum and research programs for the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, which serves as the hub of environmental and social interest for the 3,100 acres of man-made wetland habitat on the Rosewood Seagoville Ranch property located about 20 miles south of downtown Dallas.

When speaking to Dallas’ CultureMap.com about the status of the status of the beloved series since TNT canceled it after three seasons , Gray said,“I just talked to our producers today, and we’re thinking we have to find a new home. There are no bad feelings. It’s called show business for a reason, so in this industry, we’re always like, if one door shuts, another opens. But we also feel that we’re not finished. We’re not finished with the characters. We’re not finished with the show.”

As we have previously reported, Dallas showrunner Cynthia Cidre is actively pursuing a new home for the primetime soap and hopes to have news on this front in the weeks ahead!

Would you love to see Linda Gray get a chance to play Sue Ellen again? Do you think Dallas will land a new cable TV home soon? Comment below!

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Dianna
Dianna

I love Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. They are Dallas. Please let it be true. I want Dallas to continue or at least come to a real conclusion.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Loved Sue Ellen & Dallas then & now. More Dallas Please.

Megan
Megan

I would love to see it on a different channel, however I doubt if it would work. Look at what happened to AMC and OLTL.

Robert
Robert

That fell about due to funding and miss management. ABC will see their error and make corrections hopefully!

su0000
su0000

,,
Dallas is a classic, it will survive..

A Baptiste
A Baptiste

I agree, a new home! Leave it to Linda to say it with grace and spirit!

judy ox
judy ox

We can only hope if you love your show you need to watch and let the network know your watching dallas had such good acting and good writing is a sad thing we all need to get behind days so it dosnt happen to it to

Tonja Walker
Tonja Walker

Bring back Dallas! We all love it! Always have and always will!

Mark
Mark

I liked seeing linda gray judith light patrick Duffy and that dude from the xfiles but that was it the younger cast was generic especially elena!

JK
JK

Lifetime!

Momma
Momma

LOGO!

James McDonald
James McDonald

Come on, CBS. Now it your chance to have that DALLAS glory again.

Bandele
Bandele

I liked the show very disappointed it is cancelled. I wasn’t happy with some of the direction of the writing. I thought it was too much Emma and Christopher getting killed was too premature but I enjoyed the show.

craig silver
craig silver

Yes, please save Dallas. Best season yet!!

Denise
Denise

please bring Dallas to another network! Loved this show ever since it aired years ago. Wonderful actors!! Check updates everday hoping for good news soon

Rodd
Rodd

Some network has to give this show a fighting chance. Keep it on for a whole season instead of splitting it would certain help sustain continued interest. This show was/is fantastic! I really hope it finds another home.

jonboy
jonboy

I hope their efforts are successful. Nu-Dallas was so much mire entertaining than the original.

Beacon
Beacon

Give it up Linda. It’s already been brought back once and Larry’s no longer with us. It’s inconceivable to perceive the show like him. Besides, Dallas is a relic of another age.

extremedallas fan
extremedallas fan

TVGN would be a great home for Dallas

Brian Harrington
Brian Harrington

Please don’t give up on this show, work on getting more of the older cast back from retirement, find another network and get it going to at least finish it properly, not just telling all the fans its over, that is just not the right thing to do, too many of us loved the old Dallas, and tried to adapt and like the new one, I was lucky enough to be an extra cast in a couple of episodes, I am 100% certain I am not alone in my thoughts, bring it back to at least end it PROPERLY..!!!!

Paula Shoemaker
Paula Shoemaker

Yes, definitely bring Dallas back!! Once again I got hooked when I found out it was on another channel! Dallas was the beginning of my week, couldn’t wait to sit down on Monday nights to see it!!

Sharon
Sharon

Please bring Dallas back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bryon
Bryon

I do hope they find a new network to pick up the show. Dallas is a great show and the actors are phenomenal. I recommend they put it on Wedneday or Friday. Monday has too much competition. I am optimistic as well and do believe they will be back on another network. USA, TVGN, and possibly OWN.

Charday
Charday

I want more DALLAS!!!

lisa
lisa

More of Dallas – it’s too good to bite the dust !

Lori
Lori

Yes I absolutely agree!! We the fans need this show to continue its far from over its a great show with great actors. I watched the original Dallas from start to finish…and people young and old im telling you please do all you can to keep this series going you will not regret it. Im a loyal fan to the end!

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I feel bad for Gray and Duffy. They certainly have shown loyalty to the show and really gave it their best effort in this version of “Dallas.”

That being said, the writers and the producers REALLY let down Gray and Duffy and the viewers with the (too numerous) mistakes that were made — uninteresting new characters, shifting the main focus from the Ewings to Elena and the Mexican drug cartel, putting Gray in the millionth version of “Sue Ellen’s on the bottle again” plot, missing numerous opportunities to introduce characters from the show’s history (Lucas Krebs? Margaret Krebs?).

I like the Ewings and “Dallas.” However, I did NOT like what this show had become. This “Dallas” was not about the Ewings (no family dinners, no genuine family friction but simply quick rehashing of past issues).

Linda, I appreciate everything that you’ve done for this franchise and I certainly like you. However, if the producers and the writers of this latest version of “Dallas” will continue to be involved in the show if (by a miracle) it finds a home, I’d prefer if things just ended now.

Andrew
Andrew

I was an on again, off again fan of the original, but really enjoyed the three seasons on TNT. I too thought there was too much of the drug cartel but it was easy to overlook when the writing was so good and I trusted the writers to bring everything around to an interesting conclusion at the end of each season. Performances, too, were top notch all the way around.

Hope that it can find a home somewhere else. But without zombies, gruesome horrors, meth, guns, stabbings, rapes, ADD editing, how can anything like Dallas survive on modern day TV?

Sean
Sean

More dallas please…….. #savedallas I love the show and always have it’s the best thing on TV.

abruzzfan
abruzzfan

More Dallas PLEASE!!

Belta Avila
Belta Avila

Yes, please find another cable channel and save Dallas. It is an amazing show. I have been watching the show since the beginning. with Jock, Ellie, Pamela, JR, Bobby, Lucy, Ray, and Sue Ellen. Keep with next Generation. There is still a lot of questions to be answered and plots to put together.

Wilma
Wilma

If not TNT please find another channel and save Dallas. I am so hooked, just like the original. This is one awesome show and will be very disappointed if it is cancelled. Please keep the show on.

Gladys Edwards
Gladys Edwards

I am terribly disappointed that Dallas was cancelled. Hopefully, they will find a way to come back. Has to be a better conclusion than the season ending finale. Too much left up in the air as to the fate of some of the characters. Please come back again.

Charles
Charles

CBS was the original network for Dallas. Les needs to make room on the network schedule for the 4th season. It would certainly be a Top 20 show.

Dglk
Dglk

Please bring Dallas back. I would love to see the same cast members back…Sue Ewing, Bobby Ewing, John Ross, Pamela, I.e….including Christopher. TNT rethink your previous decision…Please!!!

carmelina
carmelina

Hey all you Dallas fans…this is totally wrong. Dallas must live on! There is so much storyline that can be told. Excellent cast, excellent writing…….please someone listen to the fans and bring it back. love, carmelina from connecticut

mary haller
mary haller

I love the show and hope some other channel picks it up. I was a big fan of the show in the eighties.

brenda
brenda

No Dallas can’t be finished so I hope someone hurry and get a new home I can’t wait for Dallas to pick up where they left off even tho I don’t like the way it ended. So, yeah !!

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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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