TVLine Items: Dallas Star Larry Hagman Battles Cancer, CBS Plots Lost Reunion and More
Dallas legend Larry Hagman — who is set to reprise his iconic role in the upcoming TNT reboot — has been diagnosed with a “highly treatable” form of the disease.
But according to TV Guide Magazine, Hagman still intends to report to work on Oct. 17 when production on the series resumes.
“As J.R., I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery,” Hagman said in a statement. “But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new Dallas series. I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love. Besides, as we all know, you can’t keep J.R. down!”
Here are more of today’s top TV news stories:
• Hold on to your hatches! Ben Linus and Charles Widmore are about to meet once more. EW.com reports that Lost alum Alan Dale will appear this fall on Michael Emerson’s new CBS series Person of Interest as member of the German Stasi secret police.
• Showtime has released a new preview of Kristen Bell’s new dark comedy House of Lies, making the wait until her much-anticipated TV return next January a little less painful. Watch the former teen sleuth in action below:
• It’s official: Malcolm-Jamal Warner will return to NBC’s Community this fall as Shirley’s ex-hubby, and he has big plans for his rekindled love. According to TVGuide.com, Andre intends to re-tie the knot with the Greendale vet.
• HBO is turning the Oscar nominated The Kids are All Right into an hourlong drama series. The film’s director, Lisa Cholodenko, is on board to direct the pilot, per Deadline.
• Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is set to star in a CBS comedy pilot which centers on a rock legend looking to balance his high profile lifestyle and his family, Deadline reports.
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