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Patrick Duffy Talks Inside The Decision With Larry Hagman and Linda Gray To Resurrect DALLAS & This Monday's Midseason Finale!

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In a fun and enlightening segment with Dallas star Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing),  Sam Rubin and the KTLA morning show gang, welcomed the iconic actor Friday morning!

During his appearance, Duffy revealed that he, the late Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), and Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), had made a pact that they had to all agree to want to do a remake of the hit CBS primetime soap.

After seeing bad script after bad script over the two decades and more since the show left the airways on CBS, Duffy recalls that when the the script for the version of Dallas now on TNT emerged and Duffy read it, he let Linda and Larry know he was all for it, if they were too!

Meanwhile, as a set-up to this coming Monday’s Dallas midseason finale, KTLA played a clip where Bobby stands up to his wife Ann (Brenda Strong) for lying to him and keeping a secret from him! And what’s even better, this happens in front of Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) who just looks on!  We think you know what that is all about!  Next, in a great speech,  Bobby lets Ann know he will do anything to protect Southfork and his family.

Watch Patrick’s segment from this morning! Then, let us know if you want Ann and Bobby to stay together, or is it possible that Bobby and Sue Ellen might get together next?

 

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Charday
Charday

Bobby and Sue Ellen would be weird together. In any case, loving the new DALLAS.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

I agree Charday. Some lines shouldn’t be crossed. I didn’t get from this clip that they were headed for a Bobby/Sue Ellen pairing and I hope they don’t. But I love Dallas! Great show with great writing!

janet
janet

No Bobbie and Sue Ellen as co-conspirators fine . Sex no thanks.

dmr
dmr

I absolutely love the remake of Dallas! The cast is beyond talented! I miss Larry Hagman. Happy he lives on with the show, though-he would be very proud! Judith Light is unbelievable! I absolutely love her, brings her all to each and every scene!

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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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