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Ted Shackelford & Joan Van Ark To Guest-Star In Season Two Of TNT's DALLAS!

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Photo Credit: Robert Phillips/Everett Collection

The hottest place to be in late January is Dallas!  And we are not just talking about the city, but the hit TNT reboot, where tonight long time fans of both Knots Landing and the original Dallas have gotten their wish!

TV Guide is reporting and has confirmed that Joan Van Ark and Ted Shackelford will reprise their roles as Val and Gary Ewing in a three episode arc during a family reunion in season two of the series sometime in the Spring of 2013!

As many know, when Knots Landing was created the producers spun-off Valene & Gary from Dallas to kick start the new nighttime soap in which their star-crossed love life, and dramatic twists and turns, where many times at the epicenter of the main story.  But, the duo has not visited the rest of the Ewings since the early to mid 80’s!

Word is that the executives of Dallas attempted to bring back the Knots pair last season for cameo appearances, but Shackelford, who is on The Young and the Restless as Jeffrey Bardwell, held out for a meatier storyline.  He got his wish!  Now the question is, will Val & Gary’s grown up twins Bobby and Betsy be in tow too?

What do you think of the news of Ted and Joan, or shall we say, Gary and Val, heading to Dallas?  And that is hot on the heels of the series announcing Judith Light will be appearing on Dallas too! Weigh-in!

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Gazoo987
Gazoo987

AWESOME!!!!!! Season 2 is going to blow the roof off!!!

jean
jean

It did not. The writter does not have much in her. Joan Van Ark was in one episode not 3. Not much, no big deal….

kalamaty
kalamaty

Incredible news, and smart of Ted to hold out! Kudos to all involved in bringing back this important couple to the Ewing fold! Val and Gary were a lesser, but very important part of the Dallas scene and perhaps even more so as their characters were the focus of the spin off. What a thrill it must be for Joan and Ted to reprise these roles! So happy for them and for us!!!!!!! Can’t wait!!!!!!!

jean
jean

Big news, not really big let down. Not much for Joan and Ted in the new Dallas. Joan had just one line or so. What a drag…

bc
bc

dallas needs more racial diversity. texas has large population of Asians and blacks and hispanics. soap operas need to portray more blacks and hispanics as the romantic leads and they definitely need Asians as romantic leading characters bec there are none on any soap opera! acting is not merit based. actors are not required to study acting and have all kinds of experience and training. all that is required of an actor is saying the lines and knowing the blocking. being good is subjective. acting isn’t a meritocracy. anyone can be given the opportunity to be an actor. hollywood needs to shut up abt loving racial diversity and cast more racial minorities not as supporting characters but as the leading characters. but hollywood only likes talking abt racial diversity bec based on their casting and storylines hollywood obviously is extremely racist.

gloria
gloria

THEY DO NOT need more racial diversity.

Mitchell1660
Mitchell1660

Uhh, yeah, they do. I like “Dallas” like anyone else, but the real Dallas, Texas has a huge Hispanic and black population. This could be reflected in current storylines. This is not 1980, after all…

Beacon
Beacon

Brilliant! I am so happy that a little bit of Knots will live on… however, I wish they could find a way to make Abby Fairgate tag along. She was the J.R. of that show and could go with Larry Hagman toe to toe. What can you say about Abby other than… the eyes have it! 🙂

toscanti
toscanti

YAYYYYYYY!!!! This is Great news, can’t wait.

SZima
SZima

Bring back Donna Mills please! Then my life would be complete! Haha.

Felepe
Felepe

THey wont cause the new Dallas has no spunk to it and not open minded. I was hoping to see Joan Van Ark and Ted more in the new Dallas. But it is all over now. They will not return. I must say it was a let down..Felepe

jean
jean

They wont…What a drag…New writter does not have much in her.

SZima
SZima

Oh, and Nicollette Sheridan too!

Mary H
Mary H

Can’t wait!! Loved Knots Landing..Wish TNT would bring Knots too!!!! That would be awesome!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Best news of the day! thanks, Michael, for letting us know. DALLAS and KNOTS LANDING were staples of my TV diet. I am so pleased the DALLAS relaunch is working so well, and the producers have such a sense of history and respect for older actors.

Steve
Steve

Longtime fans of the original DALLAS and KNOTS LANDING will recall that while Bobby “died” and returned in a shower on DALLAS, he remained dead on KNOTS LANDING. They never addressed that “dream season” on KL. That’s why Gary & Valene named their baby after Bobby. Important for the reboot? Probably not.

larkin
larkin

I would like to see some smirky inside reference…just in passing…would be fun.

Rob
Rob

Would LOVE Donna Mills but Im sure thats a stretch.

MaX
MaX

So so very happy and I can’t wait for season 2!

jean
jean

I wish but they wont…

susan M.
susan M.

Use to watch Knots Landing all those years ago…I remember when the babies were kidnapped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelly
Shelly

Love this!!! Can’t wait for January (and I usually hate winter)! I am so glad “new” Dallas is not ignoring history. Gary was always a thorn in JR’s side, someone he just could not get rid of…

gloria
gloria

Yes, Shelly, this gives us “winter haters” something big to look forward to in January. Cannot wait. JR could not ever even stand the sight of Gary & Valene. Remember how JR just kind of sneered the word “Valeeeene” He was & still is such a bastard & how we love him & all the rest of Dallas!

Shelly
Shelly

And; JR couldn’t stand that Gary was Miss Ellie’s favorite. Yup he’s such a jackass, I love that character so much. I had the pleasure of meeting Larry Hagman several years ago when he visited our area. He was such a nice down to earth guy, absolutely nothing like JR.

Sam
Sam

I cant wait to see this. So glad they have some originals actors cause I would not watch it. Cant wait to see Gary and Val. I sure hope we see Karen, Abby, Greg..and more….. Hope Dallas and Knots landing will tie the knot. That would be Magic. Nothing like it….

Hedi
Hedi

This is going to be a great show… Glad they r bringing back Val @ Gary. Hope they do more as stime goes on…

John
John

I agree Hedi. This will make TV great. MY SHOW IS COMING BACK…AND SOME KNOTS LANDING>>>>>>>>>>> 🙂 🙂 🙂

barbara
barbara

They did not have much for Ted and Joan. Was sad by the whole thing. You are right the writter does not have much in her. They have Joan and Ted on more. But this is all the writters got

gloria
gloria

I was so upset that they did not show Joan Van Ark that much like they said they would in the new Dallas. She is in must one episode. I sure hope they will be in more. That is the only reason why i watch the show. Gloria

Barbara
Barbara

I agree, it was a let down. I guess they just lied…

Felepe
Felepe

I know how you both feel. They will not have any Knots Landing magic at all. I guess they just cant do it anymore.

Bob Acker
Bob Acker

What a drag Joan and Ted did not have much in the new Dallas. Guess the new writter has not imagaination

barbara
barbara

It was a drag, joan van ark had so little to say. That is it for now. They will not be on Dallas anymore. I really thought that they would have more in the show. I guess the new writter has nothing to say. That is all shes got.

Marc
Marc

I hear ya, they made it seem that it was this big thing for Joan and Ted. The new writter is awful

jean
jean

Its over, what a drag…No more Knotws Landing

Dennis
Dennis

The new dallas is real good but was soooooooooo sadden that Ted and Joan did sooo little. THat is all the writter has. She buit the whole thing up to a let down. Now that I know that Ted and Joan will not be back, I willl not watch

Dennis
Dennis

What about Ginger from knots and Abby and Mac….Put them on Dallas

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