Larry Does ‘Dallas’ … Again

Hagman to reprise J.R. role in new ‘Dallas’ series

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    Larry Hagman was born September 21, 1931 in Fort Worth.

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    by Bruce Felps

    Somebody’s shooting J.R. again.

    Larry Hagman yesterday confirmed he plans to reprise his quasi-iconic role for a remake-sequel to “Dallas.”

    The show, to air on TNT, focuses on the adult sons of J.R. and Bobby Ewing — J.R. Jr.? — as they carry on the family business and shenanigans.

    An early episode, according to TV Guide, finds the patriarchal J.R. locked up in a mental institution in a near-catatonic state not having uttered a word in years — except for maybe the incessant repeating of, “Oh, yes, baby, shoot me, shoot me good. This will so boost ratings and contract negotiating leverage.”

    Lord, it’s been 20 years since the original ceased production and we’ve yet to outlive the stereotypical image of our city built by the original soap opera, and now they’re bringing it back?

    Did anybody else prefer Hagman as Maj. Nelson?Is Victoria Principal still a babe? Can one have too much plastic surgery? Will Charlene Tilton  — whoa, that’s Charlene Tilton now? — come back to play what’s-her-name?

    Can a city file a lawsuit for defamation of character by a character?

    Tune in to the opening episode to find out the answers … and more.


    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He is proud to say he did not watch one second of “Dallas” during its original run. That record will remain intact.