#DallasChat Daily: Who Are the Best/Worst Cast Additions?

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The original “Dallas” debuted with nine principal characters (Jock, Miss Ellie, J.R., Sue Ellen, Bobby, Pam, Lucy, Ray and Cliff), but the cast grew steadily as the show progressed. How did the additions measure up to the originals? The notable newcomers over the years included Donna (Susan Howard), Clayton (Howard Keel), Jenna (Priscilla Beaulieu Presley), Jack (Dack […]

#DallasChat Daily: What Are Dallas’s Best/Worst Recasts?

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“Dallas” recast several roles over the years. Which ones worked? Which ones failed? Among the choices: Miss Ellie (played by Barbara Bel Geddes and Donna Reed), Gary (David Ackroyd, Ted Shackelford), Pam (Victoria Principal, Margaret Michaels), Digger (David Wayne, Keenan Wynn) and Kristin (Colleen Camp, Mary Crosby). There were also three Jennas: Morgan Fairchild, Priscilla […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who Was John Ross’s Best Fling?

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Pamela Barnes is the love of John Ross’s life, but he’s had lots of other romantic conquests during “Dallas’s” first three seasons on TNT. Which one was your favorite? Was it Veronica Martinez, the woman who impersonated Marta del Sol, or Becky Sutter, the woman Pamela impersonated? How about trucking heiresses Brandee Cartwell and Emma […]

Tonight, #DallasChat Will Tell on You

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, July 28, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “Cheatin’ Hearts.” If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder or post them to my Facebook page. I may choose one […]

#DallasChat Daily: Which Sister-in-Law Belonged with Bobby?

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Bobby would never steal one of his brother’s wives, but I bet some of those gals wish they had married him instead. So how about we play a little fantasy matchmaking? Should Sue Ellen or Cally have married Bobby instead of J.R.? If Valene and Abby hadn’t married Gary, would they have been better off as […]

TNT Releases New Promo, Pics for Dallas

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It looks like John Ross will pay the price for his sins — and maybe renew an old romance — when TNT’s “Dallas” resumes its third season on Monday, August 18. In a new promo posted yesterday to the show’s Facebook page, John Ross (Josh Henderson) surveys the charred remains of his Southfork bedroom and […]

#DallasChat Daily: Which Gal Should’ve Married Bobby?

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Bobby Ewing has dated many women on “Dallas,” but not all of them got to marry him. For every Pam Barnes who makes the cut, there’s a Jenna Wade who doesn’t. In retrospect, which girlfriend deserved to become a Bobby bride? Was it Jenna, who had a bad habit of leaving him at the altar? […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who’s Bobby’s Best Wife?

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There have been three Mrs. Bobby Ewings on “Dallas” — Pam, April and Ann. Picking a favorite is almost as tough as choosing between Ginger and Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island,” but let’s try anyway. Your #DallasChat Daily question: Who is Bobby’s best wife? Share your comments below and join other #DallasChat Daily discussions.

#DallasChat Daily: Is Bobby a Good Husband?

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Bobby has had three wives on “Dallas,” and each marriage had its ups and downs. He stood by Pam when the Barnes-Ewing feud was at its peak, but his chauvinistic streak revealed itself on more than one occasion during the course of their marriage. Later, Bobby became April’s knight in shining armor, but only after […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who’s John Ross’s Greatest Enemy?

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Ewings whose initials include the letters “J” and “R” are bound to have a few enemies, and John Ross is no exception. His rivals include relatives like Uncle Bobby and Cousin Christopher, as well as outsiders such as Judith and Harris Ryland, Nicolas Treviño and Elena Ramos. Which one poses the greatest threat? Your #DallasChat […]

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