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The original bad boy of 80’s TV

You’d appreciate this if you were born in the 70’s (showing my age)…

Before Masimo (Days of our Lives), Barker Heyns (Isidingo) and the whole cast of Desperate Housewives…

He was the greedy scheming oil baron we loved to hate.

And if producers get their way, we’ll get a chance to see whether age has softened that wicked backstabbing JR Ewing.

Plans are afoot to bring Dallas back to the television screen – with Larry Hagman, now 79, playing his original role.

Former 24 star Kiefer Sutherland is being touted to appear in the new version which will once again revolve around the family scandals and betrayals at Southfork Ranch.

This time, however, it will focus on JR’s son, John Ross and Bobby and Pam Ewing’s adopted son, Christopher.

It is almost 20 years since Dallas last aired in Britain, but producers have reportedly approached Patrick Duffy, 61, and 70-year-old Linda Gray to revive their roles as JR’s brother, Bobby, and his long-suffering wife, Sue Ellen.

Ghost Whisperer actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lost actor Josh Holloway have all been linked to inject fresh blood into the dysfunctional Ewing clan.

America’s TNT cable network is said to be filming a pilot for the series in the New Year.

The TV show’s “Who Shot JR?” cliffhanger in 1980 remains one of the most watched programmes in TV history and the show was a huge hit around the world during its 13 season run from 1978 to 1991.

<source:Daily Mail>

And now… a trip down memory lane


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