As the pop culture world mourns the loss of Larry Hagman, producers of TNT's hit Dallas reboot are set to begin scripting a proper finale for his unforgettable, supervillain J.R. Ewing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hagman filmed six of Seasn 2's 15 episodes, set to premiere Jan. 28.
While there is no word on how Hagman's passing will impact production for the remainder of the season, it reportedly won't alter the premiere's schedule. Said Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin in a joint statement:
"Larry Hagman was a giant, a larger-than-life personality whose iconic performance as J.R. Ewing will endure as one of the most indelible in entertainment history," the statement said. "He truly loved portraying this globally recognized character, and he leaves a legacy of entertainment, generosity and grace. Everyone at Warner Bros. and in the Dallas family is deeply saddened by Larry's passing, and our thoughts are with his family and dear friends during this difficult time."
The entertainment community is reeling from the loss of Larry Hagman. He was 81. The legendary I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas actor died Friday at Medical City Dallas Hospital. He had been battling cancer. Said a family spokesperson:
“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas, re-enacting the iconic role he loved most,” the family said in a statement. “Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for. The family requests privacy at this time.”
No. 10: Berrenger's Department Store, Berrenger's
In 1985, NBC debuted Berrenger's, a splashy, primetime serial about a glamorous, New York City department store dynasty. The soap opera from Lynn Marie Latham and Bernard Lechowick was meant to be a competitor for ABC's Dynasty and CBS primetime sudsers Dallas, Falcon Crest and Knots Landing among others.
Unfortunately, suds lovers were only able to follow the antics of the Berrenger family, friends and foes for 13 short episodes. A pre-Generations Jonelle Allen and future Dallas and All My Children hunk Jack Scalia both appeared. Watch an NBC promo for the premiere of Berrenger's (at the 24 second mark) below!
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Former General Hospital star Annie Wersching (Amelia Joffee) has landed a role on TNT’s primetime soap Dallas, according to TV Line. Reportedly, she will portray an “ambitious and sexy transportation commissioner.”
TV Line has learned exclusively that the actress will recur during Season 2 of the hit cable drama as an ambitious and sexy transportation commissioner. Sources tell me that Wersching’s character, though married, just might mix it up with John Ross and/or Christopher.
After leaving General Hospital, Wersching went on to star opposite Kiefer Sutherland on the Fox spy thriller 24.
This is going to be good! TVLine is reporting former One Life to Live and Ugly Betty star Judith Light has joined the second season of TNT’s hit series Dallas . Reportedly, she’ll portray the recurring role of “an authoritative and controlling battle-ax who will fight to the death to protect the people she loves. And for the people she loves, she uses every psychological trick in the book to make them do what she wants.”
TVLine doesn’t reveal which character Light will portray, but it speculates if she might play Ann Ewing’s (Brenda Strong) mother.
Could this dragon lady be the mother of Brenda Strong’s Ann Ewing? Seems like a safe bet, particularly in light of the imminent arrival of a character we’re guessing will turn out to be Ann’s estranged daughter.