Skip to comments.‘Dallas’ will lay ‘J.R. Ewing’ to rest in season two: Funeral will air in March
Posted on 12/13/2012 10:30:17 PM PST by Arthurio
J.R. Ewing will be laid to rest on the TNT Dallas reboot of the iconic 1980s show, but the network is keeping quiet on exactly how Ewing, played by the late Larry Hagman, will die Us Weekly reported on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
TNT has confirmed that the scenes involving J.R. Ewings funeral have not yet been filmed, reportedly Ewing will be laid to rest on the eighth episode of season two slated to air on March 11.
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He should go out like Nelson Rockefeller.
I like that idea!
I don’t see how the reboot show is going to last without Hagman/Ewing. He basically carried the entire show.
You’re right, it can’t. The supporting cast isn’t strong enough (at least the younger cast — they could be on any generic soap/drama).
Lib or not Larry Hagman was something else.
He’s really the only reason why i tuned in.
The other weird thing is how short John Ross and Christopher are. They look like pip squeak little kids compared to Bobby/Duffy. Even Sue Ellen is taller than the “kids”. They also come across more likey whiney kids than 30-something aspiring oil barons.
One possible way to save the show is have Bobby develop more of a ruthless streak now that his brother is gone. The character was pretty much pussified in the reboot.
Shot by an unknown subject. Perpetrator never revealed. Every. Even the writers shouln’t “know”. The final “who shot J.R.”.
There was a problem with a casting of the kids even on the old show. They had a Jewish kid playing John Ross. Now while it didn’t particularly matter when he was little, it was readily apparent as he got into his teens that he didn’t believably resemble the physique of an adult Ewing (and he seemed more like a whiny and sullen Southern California-raised brat, too, not someone raised on a ranch in Texas). Christopher was less of a concern, since he wasn’t a biological Ewing (though a blood-nephew of Sue Ellen).
As for Bobby, they could make him tougher, but there’s no way they could make him into J.R. As for Cliff Barnes, they could make him more of a villain, but it is very clear that Ken Kercheval looks almost too frail to take more of an active role. Hagman was and Kercheval is older than Jim Davis (Jock) was when he passed away.
They probably should’ve done a reboot of the show a decade ago with stronger (newer) supporting actors who could step in and carry on when the older ones passed away or couldn’t continue in their roles (much like with other soap operas) in order to keep things interesting.
YES!!!! That’s the best way to go out for Ole JR.
Or they could do a “Who killed JR” as ExGeeEye suggests though I’d prefer if they found the killer.
I also vote for the Nelson Rockefeller route.
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