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Tonight On DALLAS: The End of J.R. Ewing! Ted Shackelford Returns! – Watch The Preview!

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Talk about things heating up on one of your favorite primetime soaps!

A winner-take-all car race between Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and John Ross (Josh Henderson), the return of Knots Landing and original Dallas favorite, Gary Ewing played by Ted Shackelford, and what looks to be the end of J.R Ewing! The second season of TNT’s Dallas continues tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

In the official teaser lines for tonight’s episode entitled: “The Furious and The Fast,” in the aftermath of John Ross and Sue Ellen’s coup to take over Ewing Energies, Bobby retaliates with his brother’s help, Gary leaving the family in a Mexican standoff. Meanwhile, Pamela is caught between Christopher and John Ross, as the cousins clash, with it all culminating in a winner-take-all car race.

Watch a preview of tonight’s episode and let us know just what you think of this being the end of J.R, played by the legendary late great Larry Hagman? Who do you want to see the race car match race between Christopher and John Ross? And remember on next week’s episode, is the highly-touted funeral of J.R which brings back many other former cast members!

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Dmitri
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Dmitri

Sounds like a good episode. Go Christopher!

Phil
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Phil

Sounds good!!!! I hope TNT is promoting the heck out of this…. I want this show to succeed

Ces
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Ces

me too!

Nancy Wizner
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Nancy Wizner

It’s going to be tough to say goodbye to a great man like Larry Hagman. Very sad, but i’ll be right there along with millions of other Dallas fans. As for the car race? Christopher!

Ces
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Ces

This will be a tough episode to watch saying goodbye to Larry Hagman. I am sure that Dallas will make us proud tonight in how they handle the end to not only a great man like Larry but to an icon character like JR Ewing. RIP.

su0000
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su0000

At least he will go with bang not a whimper..
All bad guy actors want a great last scene exit/ to die as they lived on screen.
I think tonight’s show will LH justice …. (sad show tonight)

Ces
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Ces

Absolutely! That’s all I want to see is for his character to go out with a bang like he should and LH to get his due respect. 5 more minutes til the show begins.

jim
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jim

If it turns out someone murderd J.R. i hope they find a way to bring Kristen back and say she did it. Perhaps she escaped a mental hospital where J.R. couldve kept her all this time. In any case its going to be hard to say goodby to J.R. because its like mourning the loss of Larry Hagman all over again and that was bad enough.

Paul8148
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Paul8148

I think he last screen was him sending the email to bobby last week.

lisa
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lisa

Dallas, without JR will live on – but Larry Hagman will always be missed.

LynandZoe
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LynandZoe

Will miss Larry Hagman. He is Dallas!!

kelli
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kelli

Tonight is a sad night for Dallas, but I
hope it lives on. We will miss you, Larry Hagman.

Andrew
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Andrew

Was a good final episode for Larry Hagman/JR. Next week (the funeral) will be amazing. I can just feel it.

I loved how the cast started out the season with a message to the fans – that they felt Mr. Hagman would want them to continue ….

It’s been a really good second season and Mr. Hagman has done some really superb work …. his face has been so expressive. Good he could go out on a strong note.

Wish the ratings were better.. 🙁

su0000
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su0000

It was very befitting that LH/JR goes out with what gave him fame..
The last; ”Who Shot JR”

It could not have been done better then to once again have us all wonder-
…. ”Who Shot JR” …. ????

Joel
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Joel

Did anyone else think Gary looks like Tutankhamen? I know he’s older but he looks older than JR

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I agree, I thought he looked older then JR to. I was surprised how old he looked.

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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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ABC and PEOPLE’s ‘The Story of Soaps’: What Was Your Review Of It?

Tuesday’s night airing of ABC and PEOPLE’s two-hour special The Story of Soaps featured many notable daytime and primetime soap stars, past and present, clips from backstage to classic memorable moments, and some participants who were providing commentary on the erosion of the daytime soaps in our culture.  Still others, maintained and realized that everything today is serialized from the news we watch, to some of Netflix’s most binge-watchable series, and of course, the birth of reality-programming.

Throughout the airing of the special, The Story of Soaps was trending on Twitter and social media either at the #2, #3 or #4 spots for the entire duration of the broadcast presentation, and the cancelled and beloved All My Children was also at one point trending.

However, known soap writers, journalists, ardent fans, and actors of the genre, were all on Twitter last night live-tweeting their thoughts as the special went down, and there was definitely mixed reactions and reviews, when all was said and done.

What the special did not shy away from, but tackled, was Luke’s rape of Laura at the campus disco on General Hospital. and how that moment now, as Genie Francis (Laura), so eloquently put, would be considered as ‘date rape’ in our culture.  The series even included a pivotal moment where Laura addresses Luke (Tony Geary) about the rape years later, after helping Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) through her rape ordeal.

John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish, GH) got a bevy of “Right On’s!” for his comment that the soaps do not get the credit that they deserve and clearly came through as one of the soaps greatest supporters, as did former The Doctors and Knots Landing star, Alec Baldwin.

However, throughout the two-hours, Andy Cohen’s commentary was thread throughout; mostly citing soap’s demise and the creation of reality-programming and his “Real Housewives” franchise, that the special touted as the new soap operas.  It continued on the narrative that people preferred to see real-life drama then made-up drama on a fictional soap.  And while, that has been a trend in American culture for decades, the commentary came off as often out of place in a celebration of the soaps; and bringing in a lot of negativity to the special that soap fans were tired of hearing.

In a lighting rod moment, Cohen stated: “I know Susan Lucci doesn’t agree with me, but I think that the Housewives have replaced soap operas because truth is stranger than fiction. Soaps became kind of unnecessary because you could do it with real people, and they’re writing the drama themselves.”

The special did also address the cancellations of All My Children and One Life to Live, (which many were not sure they were going to do – given this special was airing on ABC), where One Life’s leading lady and six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) said what we all wanted to sa ywhen the ax fell on the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, “People were horrified”.

Clearly, OJ Simpson and his murder trial and reality-programming were also given a chunk of time to show where the once mighty landscape of daytime soaps which once had 13 shows on the air, dwindled town to 4.  But, it would have been nice to see more time spent on how in this day and age, the people in this current landscape of the genre work so hard to get episodes done at an unbelievable pace, and how in that climate the performers still deliver gut-wrenching performances.

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Former Loving, OLTL and Breaking Bad star, Bryan Cranston, did point out how the once powerful soaps, just don’t have the dollars they used to, and need to, to help with production costs and their taping schedule.

Viewers were reminded of soaps’ socially relevant storylines including hankie-inducing moments from: Robin (Kimberly McCullough) and Stone’s (Michael Sutton) HIV/AIDS storyline on General Hospital, to Billy Douglas being a gay teen coming out on One Life to Live, played by a young Ryan Phillippe.

There also did not seem time spent on the contributions of William J. Bell; one of the most prominent writers of the soap genre of all-time.

For many commenting on social media last night, there seemed to be a feeling of some glaring omissions of participants who could speak on this genre, who have been in the trenches as soap producers, soap writers, pundits, actors, and more, who were not included in the special.

So, what was your review of The Story of Soaps? How would you grade it? Do you feel it accurately reflected the history of the genre?  Were you happily surprised,  or when it came to the end where you over it, or somewhere in between? Sound off in the comment section below.  Below are some tweets from notables who have worked as an actor, a writer, and a journalist in the soaps.  

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DALLAS Online Reunion Coming With Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and More

Time to revisit Southfork during the coronavirus pandemic, with news on Friday that some of the cast from the original CBS primetime soap, Dallas will be participating in an online virtual chat next week!

According to Deadline, confirmed thus far are: Patrick Duffy (Ex-Bobby), Linda Gray (Ex-Sue Ellen), Charlene Tilton (Ex-Lucy) and Steve Kanaly (Ex-Ray).

They will all be part of the conversation on Friday, April 24th beginning at 8 p. m. EST.  The stars are taking part in the Stars in the House livestream series to raise money for The Actors Fund’s COVID-19 relief efforts.

Hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, who have been bantering with cast members of several former and beloved shows, you can watch the virtual chat up on the Stars in the House website and on YouTube.

Since the first Stars in the House episode on March 16, the series has raised approximately $209,600 to benefit The Actors Fund.

So, will you be checking out the Dallas reunion next Friday? Comment below.

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