Powered by i.TV
April 24, 2014

larry hagman

New 'Dallas' Trailer: The Next Generation of Ewings Feud Over Oil (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Dec 1st 2011 1:45PM
TNT's next-generation reboot of the wildly popular '80s drama 'Dallas' is due out next summer, but here's a new first-look trailer at the Ewing clan back in action.

The new version of the show has plenty of continuity from the old 'Dallas,' as it still features Larry Hagman as J.R. and Patrick Duffy as Bobby, but it adds the next generation of Ewings, played by Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson, to the mix.

And guess what ... the Ewing family is still drilling for oil in Texas and feuding with each other about how far they're willing to go in pursuit of staying rich. In the trailer, Bobby makes it pretty clear that he doesn't want the kids making the same mistakes he and J.R. made, but greed has a way of making things complicated for the Ewings.

Check out the new trailer after the jump.

Read More

Larry Hagman: I Have Cancer

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 14th 2011 5:30PM
Larry Hagman CancerLegendary 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman has revealed he's battling cancer.

According to TV Guide Magazine, Hagman has been diagnosed with a highly treatable form of cancer. However, Hagman, who just turned 80, will report to work on the TNT 'Dallas' reboot on Oct. 17.

Hagman is still expected to participate in the series, it's unclear how, if it all, treatment will sideline him. So far he's currently scheduled for four episodes, but could appear in more.

Read More

Fan Expo 2011 Day 3: Don't Rub Jeannie, Six Million Dollar Pranks and Landau's Lessons

by Aaron Broverman, posted Aug 28th 2011 9:32AM
We've already passed the midpoint of this year's Fan Expo, but don't despair, because Day 3 was chock-full of memorable moments from Lee Majors, Larry Hagman and Barbara Eden of 'I Dream of Jeannie' fame. There was also a once-in-a-lifetime acting class from the indomitable Martin Landau -- who has worked with and trained film legends of all kinds -- as well as being a legendary actor in his own right.

So, what are you waiting for? I can hear you salivating with anticipation from here. Read on, my friend -- Read on!

Read More

Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman and Elvira: Fan Expo 2011 Preview

by Aaron Broverman, posted Aug 22nd 2011 2:10PM


More comics, more anime and more sci-fi -- what more could a genre geek ask for? Last year's wraparound lineups and record-setting crowds finally persuaded the people behind Toronto's annual genre convention -- Fan Expo --to add an extra day. It now starts on Thursday instead of Friday, and runs from August 25 to 28.

Good thing too, since there are more high-profile guests and "one time only" events than there have ever been. Whether you're a fan of comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming or all of the above, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Comic fans are in for some big announcements from Marvel and DC, and horror fans will get an exclusive screening of 'Near Dark,' the cult horror film from Best Director Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow. Plus, William Shatner returns to the big screen with documentary 'The Captains,' which features interviews with everyone who has ever piloted the Starship Enterprise.

This is just a taste of what's to come at this year's Fan Expo. For the true highlights of this year's convention, hit the jump.

Read More

Patrick Duffy Describes Climbing Back In the Saddle for the 'Dallas' Reboot (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 19th 2011 7:00PM
The 'Dallas' cast, Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, and Patrick Duffy - Duffy spoke about the reunion on 'The Talk' Patrick Duffy called 'Dallas' "the gift that keeps on giving" Tuesday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS). That's thanks to TNT's reboot of the series, which was originally canceled in 1991, starring Duffy, Larry Hagman, and Linda Gray. The three actors played the mainstays of the Ewing clan for 13 years, and became household names in the process.

Duffy described stepping back into the role of Bobby Ewing as "a real time warp situation," feeling as if no time had passed since the last time he was on the 'Dallas' set. "I haven't been Bobby for twenty years and Larry and Linda and I stepped back into the wardrobe, back on the set at the ranch, and it was as if we had been on our three-month hiatus and we were back at work," he said.

The major difference comes up, he said, when he looks in the mirror and realizes twenty years have indeed passed. "You have to talk louder to Larry now," he yelled, joking. Season one is already in production, and debuts in the summer of 2012.

Read More

'Dallas' Lives Again: TNT Orders New Series

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 8th 2011 1:15PM
'Dallas' reboot is a go! TNT has picked up the series.

"TNT has explored the possibility of an updated version of 'Dallas' for several years, but it wasn't until we read Cynthia Cidre's outstanding pilot script that we knew we had the foundation for a great new series," Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), said in a statement. "It is incredibly exciting to see both new and familiar characters in the hands of a dream cast under the guidance of the enormously talented Cidre and Mike Robin. We couldn't be more pleased with how 'Dallas' has come together."

Dallas Reboot
The new series focuses on the children of the original Ewings -- J.R.'s son John Ross and Bobby and Pam's adopted son Christopher. Josh Henderson ('Desperate Housewives') plays John Ross, while Jesse Metcalfe stars as Christopher.

Read More

Larry Hagman on the New 'Dallas' Series and Being 'Repulsive' on 'Desperate Housewives'

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 11th 2011 2:00PM
Larry Hagman, Polly Bergen and Felicity Huffman on 'Desperate Housewives'Larry Hagman has spent so long playing bad guys that people forget he became a star while playing a good guy, astronaut Tony Nelson on the 1965–70 TV classic 'I Dream of Jeannie.'

But once he put on the cowboy hat and became J.R. Ewing, Hagman's reputation for playing bad guys was cemented. He played J.R. on the classic CBS soap 'Dallas' for 13 seasons, and he's going to reprise the role on the planned 'Dallas' series that will air on TNT.

The series will focus on the children of J.R. and his wife Sue Ellen (Linda Gray, who will also be coming back) and of his brother Bobby (Patrick Duffy, also signed on for the pilot). So J.R. won't be the dominant person on the show, but Hagman assured me in our conversation yesterday that he'll be causing mischief. "J.R.'s still a mover and a shaker," he said.

If there is any role Hagman has played that he think is worse than J.R., it might be the one he's playing now on 'Desperate Houewives.' He plays Frank, the cranky, racist new husband of Lynette's (Felicity Huffman) mother Stella (Polly Bergen). His first appearance was in January, and he'll be back for more on Sunday night at 9PM ET on ABC, trying to weasel his way in to Lynette's family portrait.

Larry and I spoke about the role, the new 'Dallas' series and the great fun it is to be bad on screen.

Read More

'Dallas' Reboot: Josh Henderson Signs Up, Plus Original Stars Hagman, Gray and Duffy

by Catherine Lawson, posted Feb 2nd 2011 8:25AM
Josh HendersonMaybe in the end it will all turn out to have been nothing but a weird dream, but for now it looks like it's time to dust off those sequinned shoulder pads and get ready for The Oil Barons' Ball: The much-hyped 'Dallas' reboot is a "Go."

With new casting updates comes news that the rebooted 'Dallas' will contain some classic elements: Love triangles, betrayals, family clashes and, finally, Mr. J.R. Ewing himself.

According to deadline.com, 'Desperate Housewives' alum Josh Henderson has signed on to play J.R. and Su Ellen's son, John Ross. Producers say that the new drama will focus on the next generation of the Ewing dynasty as they squabble over power, money and women.

However, the old Southfork guard will still be scheming in the background: TNT has confirmed that the trio at the center of the original series, Larry Hagman (J.R.), Linda Gray (Su Ellen) and Patrick Duffy (Bobby) will all be returning.

Read More

John Travolta Turns Down 'Glee' Cameo, Chloe Moretz Books '30 Rock' Role and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 25th 2011 4:30PM
John TravoltaJohn Travolta won't be jumping on the 'Glee' cameo train. The 'Grease' star told 'Entertainment Tonight' he was asked to cameo but turned down the offer.

"They've asked, but when I do musicals I train for six to nine months ... and a show like that is an on-demand thing," Travolta said. "I really have a criteria or a pride that I would wanna knock 'em dead, and I don't think I'd knock 'em dead in a week."

Travolta's 'Grease' co-star Olivia Newton John has appeared on the show twice. Among other high-profile guests, Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow has a recurring role on the series and Anne Hathaway dreamed up her own role and pitched it to producers.

In other casting news ...

'Kick-Ass' star Chloe Moretz will guest on '30 Rock.' The actress confirmed the news via Twitter last night. "So!! Tomorrow I start filming #30Rock bright and early, so you all should expect tweeting to start before the sun shines...oh yes <3 Night!" [Twitter/MovieLine]

'Dallas' without J.R. Ewing? Not if Larry Hagman has anything to do with it. The 79-year-old actor has agreed to appear in TNT's reboot. "I haven't signed any contract but I gave them my commitment verbally," Hagman told TV Guide. "I just told them I'd do it and my word's good!" [TV Guide]

Tila Tequila will guest on '$#*! My Dad Says.' Yep, you needed another reason to groan about this show. The reality star will play Ting Ting, the wife of a rich man, on the Jan. 27 episode. [TV Guide]

Read More

Kristen Johnston, Donald Faison Get TV Land Roles, Larry Hagman Still in 'Dallas' Talks and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 7th 2011 12:00PM
Kristen JohnstonTV Land has scooped up TV veterans Kristen Johnston, Donald Faison and Christine Taylor for new pilots.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Johnston will play the sexy female divorce attorney/landlord in Mark Reisman's comedy formerly known as 'Ex Men.' The sitcom revolves around three recently divorced men who move into Johnston's character's apartment building. 'Scrubs' star Donald Faison has been cast as one of the divorcés.

Christine Taylor has been cast in Terri Minsky's workplace sitcom set in a cola factory. Taylor will play the new boss, a New Yorker who is brought to Oregon to head the company, but nobody wants her there.

In other casting news ...

'Angel' and 'Dollhouse' veteran Amy Acker has landed a role on USA Network's 'Common Law.' The cop dramedy stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as partners who can't stop bickering, so their captain sends them to couples therapy. Acker will play their therapist. So much for our hopes of her being Jessica Jones in ABC's 'AKA Jessica Jones.' [Deadline Hollywood]

Mark Pellegrino has been cast on 'Breakout Kings.' The 'Lost' alumnus will play Virgil Downing, an infamous assassin. [TVLine]

Larry Hagman is still in talks for the 'Dallas' reboot. Despite earlier reports that negotiations had halted, Hagman is reportedly still in talks to reprise his J.R. Ewing role on the new TNT series. [Entertainment Weekly]

Read More

Casting News: Larry Hagman Out of 'Dallas' Remake? Matt Dillon to Guest on 'Modern Family' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 20th 2010 11:00AM
Larry HagmanLarry Hagman is out of TNT's new 'Dallas' series? That's news to him.

Reports last week had Hagman dropped from the project, but the former 'I Dream of Jeannie' star told TV Guide he is unaware of the the negotiation halt.

"We were talking about money, but I didn't know it was going to come to a crashing halt like that," Hagman told TV Guide. "You got a scoop for whatever that's worth: Larry Hagman doesn't know what's going on!"

In November, Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray were in talks to join the TNT series. Hagman read the script and said he liked it. It features a single J.R. who hasn't changed much.

"I thought I wanted to do it, but I didn't know it had come to this," he said. "We were so close to [a deal], I didn't know there was an issue. I thought more or less we had it down, unless this is a scare tactic. But I don't need to be scared at my age.

"I'd miss playing with Patrick and Linda, that's for sure, because we're all buddies," he said.

In other casting news ...

• Michaela McManus is heading to 'Hawaii Five-0.' The former 'Law & Order: SVU' assistant district attorney will play Kathleen Roberts, a district attorney who works with Grace Park's character Kono. McManus is currently recurring on 'The Vampire Diaries.' [TV Guide]

• 'So You Think You Can Dance' host Cat Deeley is coming to the Disney Channel. The host will appear on an episode of 'Shake it Up' as the school's assistant principal. [EW]

• Matt Dillon will guest star on 'Modern Family' as Claire's ex-boyfriend. Dillon will show up as the new boyfriend of Claire's mom, DeDe. [EW]

Read More

'Freaks and Geeks,' 'Undeclared' Casts to Reunite at PaleyFest 2011, Comedy Central to Roast Donald Trump and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 16th 2010 6:00PM
'Freaks and Geeks'More than 10 years after it went off the air, 'Freaks and Geeks' is getting a second life -- sort of.

The Paley Center for Media confirmed this week that the cast of the beloved yet short-lived show will reunite in its PaleyFest 2011 schedule of television panels, along with the cast of another Judd Apatow project, 'Undeclared.'

Also on the docket are panels about 'American Idol,' 'True Blood' and 'The Walking Dead.'

In other TV news ...

Comedy Central announced that its latest roast victim will be Donald Trump. "I'll show up to the Roast because Comedy Central is paying me a lot of money, but I'm confused as to how anybody could make fun of me," said Trump. [Comedy Central]

Actress Leven Rambin scored a possibly recurring role on 'CSI: Miami.' The former 'Scoundrels' and 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' will play an evidence technician named Molly Sloan who catches the eye of Ryan Wolfe. She'll debut in the 14th episode of the season. [Movieline]

Rita Wilson and F. Murray Abraham will appear in the upcoming episode of 'The Good Wife' loosely based on 'The Social Network.' Wilson will play a "top-of-her-field lawyer" who's an old friend of Diane's and Abraham will play the attorney representing the film studio. [EW]

Read More

Larry Hagman to Guest on 'Desperate Housewives,' Mandy Patinkin Joins 'Homeland' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2010 7:00PM
Larry HagmanNostalgic TV fans, look no further than 'Desperate Housewives' to satisfy the urge to see veteran actors ham it up. The latest addition to the ABC soap? Larry Hagman.

The 'Dallas' star, who was last seen on U.S. airwaves in 'Nip/Tuck' back in 2006, will play the new beau of Polly Bergen's character, Stella Wingfield.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hagman will appear in early 2011. Hagman said he's never seen the series. "I can watch a hundred episodes on my iPad," he told the Hollywood Reporter. "I never watch television, so I better get started so I can see what the show's all about."

In other TV news ...

Mandy Patinkin has joined the pilot cast of 'Homeland.' Claire Danes has also secured a role in the Showtime series about the CIA. [Deadline Hollywood]

Ashley Williams has replaced Eliza Dushku in TNT's 'Bird Dog.' Gerald McRaney will play her father and new police partner. [Deadline Hollywood]

Ke$ha and Taio Cruz will perform live on 'Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2011.' The two will perform in Times Square. [ABC]

Read More

Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman in Talks to Join 'Dallas' Sequel

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 15th 2010 3:30PM
Patrick DuffyYou can't keep a Ewing down. Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray are in talks to join TNT's planned 'Dallas' sequel.

According to TV Guide, the veteran stars have read and enjoyed the scripts, but the contracts are far from signed.

"I read the script and liked it," Hagman told TV Guide. "A lot of it is exposition to explain what's happened since we went off in the '90s ... But they haven't made a firm offer yet. We're kicking ideas around, but nothing's been struck in gold. We'll see how it goes; I'm still ambivalent about it."

Read More

When the Shows Go Marching In: A History of TV Shows Set in New Orleans

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 13th 2010 11:04AM
The skyline of New Orleans from Uptown
Very few shows have featured New Orleans as its setting, and it's not hard to see why. The list is a mix of critically acclaimed but quickly canceled shows, and critically disemboweled and canceled-just-as-quickly shows.

'Treme,' HBO's new drama from 'The Wire' creator David Simon and 'Wire' writer/producer Eric Overmyer, could break the mold that so many others have tried to crack. Judging from the first episode, their chances are looking good. If 'Treme' goes on to achieve the fame that 'The Wire' has, it won't just have its staff, creators, or even the city to thank for providing such beautiful inspiration.

It will have these other shows to thank for choking on that overcooked beignet for them.

Read More

Follow Us

From Our Partners