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How 22 TV Shows Handled an Actor's Death

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A television showrunner can anticipate or plan for any number of things — say, a cast member walking away from the negotiation table and a role he/she long inhabited. But the sudden, tragic death of a key player is something one never can, or wants to, expect.

As Fox’s Glee in the coming weeks mourns series star Cory Monteith, who was found dead on July 13 at the age of 31, TVLine recounts how 22 other TV series responded to, and sometimes incorporated, a cast member’s death. READ MORE


Ratings: TNT's Dallas Corrals Season-High Audience for J.R. Ewing's Swan Song

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Monday’s farewell to J.R. Ewing gave TNT’s Dallas a shot in the arm ratings-wise.

The emotional hour drew 3.6 million viewers, a 28 percent boost over last week’s episode and …READ MORE


How Dallas Planned a Truly Emotional Funeral — After Using a Bit of Magic to Extend J.R.'s Life

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In many ways, Larry Hagman‘s final appearance on TNT’s Dallas… wasn’t.

Though the beloved actor had three scenes in last week’s episode — culminating with the moment in which J.R. was shot by an unseen assailant — each of those sequences was fashioned from preexisting footage and dialogue, as producers scrambled …READ MORE


Shocker: Dallas Poised to [Spoiler] J.R.!

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TNT’s Dallas is taking a page from the original series’ playbook to explain J.R. Ewing’s sudden exit.

According to TV Guide Magazine, the iconic villain — played by the late Larry Hagman — will be …READ MORE


Exclusive: Dallas Sets Date For J.R.'s Funeral

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Dallas has set a date for what is bound to be the the biggest TV swan song of 2013 — the funeral of J.R. Ewing.

Three weeks after TV legend Larry Hagman‘s death from cancer complications, TVLine has learned that Dallas will lay his alter ego — an icon to multiple generations of viewers — to rest in the upcoming second season’s …READ MORE


Remembering Larry Hagman: Co-Stars from Dallas and Jeannie Pay Tribute to the TV Icon

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J.R. Ewing is having a moment.

Tributes continue to pour in from current and former colleagues of beloved Dallas icon Larry Hagman, who died Friday of cancer complications at age 81. READ MORE


Dallas Icon Larry Hagman Dead at 81, Remembered as 'An Element of Pure Americana'

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TV icon Larry Hagman, best known for playing the iconic J.R. Ewing on both CBS’ original Dallas and TNT’s current incarnation, passed away on Friday at Medical City Dallas hospital from cancer complications. He was 81. READ MORE


TNT's Dallas: 10 Highlights From the Show's Nostalgia-Heavy TCA Press Tour Panel

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Jokes about showers, shootings and senior citizenship set the tone for a lighthearted, nostalgia-heavy Dallas panel Saturday at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.

Joining Southfork veterans Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray to talk up the forthcoming TNT update (premiering this summer) were the next generation of Ewings, including Jesse Metcalfe, Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Brenda Strong.

Here are 10 highlights from the session: READ MORE


New Dallas Trailer: 'The Fun is Just Beginning'

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The countdown to the premiere of TNT’s Dallas continues.

The cabler has unveiled a new trailer for the much-hyped reboot of the ’80s classic (bowing this summer), and it contains fresh footage from the pilot as well as gender-segregated roundtable interviews with the old and new guard. READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO


TVLine Items: Dallas Star Larry Hagman Battles Cancer, CBS Plots Lost Reunion and More

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Not even cancer can stop J.R. Ewing.

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. READ MORE