Here’s Everything That’s Happened on Dallas, Ever*

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It’s never too late to start watching “Dallas.” If you missed the original show and the first two seasons of TNT’s sequel series, fear not: This post will tell you everything you need to know before Season 3 begins on Monday, February 24. (*OK, this isn’t really everything that’s happened on “Dallas.” For that, you’ll have to […]

Drill Bits: TV Hall of Fame Won’t Induct Larry Hagman in 2014

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Sorry to deliver bad tidings during the holidays, but it looks like Larry Hagman won’t be inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame next year. The academy announced its 2014 honorees before Christmas and Hagman wasn’t on the list. The inductees will be Jay Leno, Julia Louis-Drefus, producer David E. Kelley, media mogul Rupert […]

Dallas Parallels: Drama Mamas

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When Emma began popping pills and chasing boys on TNT’s “Dallas,” a lot of fans were reminded of Lucy’s antics on the original show. The two women share at least one more similarity: Both have strained relations with their long-lost mamas. In the 1979 episode “Secrets,” Valene goes to Lucy’s college campus and approaches her […]

The Art of Knots Landing: ‘New Beginnings’

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J.R. (Larry Hagman) asks Valene (Joan Van Ark) to sign his copy of “Capricorn Crude,” her novel inspired by the Ewings, in this 1982 publicity shot from “New Beginnings,” a fourth-season “Knots Landing” episode.

Knots Landing Scene of the Day: ‘You Are Disgusting!’

Needled

In “New Beginnings,” a fourth-season “Knots Landing” episode, Valene (Joan Van Ark) is seated behind the counter in a bookstore, signing a copy of her book for a customer (Rita Crafts). VAL: There you go. [Slides the book across the counter] CUSTOMER: I’ll bet you’re glad this day’s almost over. VAL: [Smiles] Oh, no. Not really. […]

Critique: Knots Landing Episode 59 — ‘New Beginnings’

Home field advantage

“New Beginnings” is chockablock with trivia. Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy both guest star in this “Knots Landing” episode, the only time two marquee players from “Dallas” appear in the same hour of the spinoff series. (Eric Farlow, who was little Christopher Ewing on “Dallas,” pops up too, along with Philip Levien, who had two […]

Critique: Knots Landing Episode 55 — ‘Daniel’

Surprise

J.R. Ewing is sitting across from Abby Cunningham in his hotel room, where he’s invited her to join him for a seafood lunch. Of course, J.R. wants more from Abby than her company. She promised to sneak him a copy of Val’s soon-to-be-published novel about the Ewings, but Abby sent only a handful of chapters. […]

The Best & Worst of TNT’s Dallas: Season 2

Woman of the year

The second season of TNT’s “Dallas” was even better than the first. Here are my laurels, along with a few darts. Performance of the Season She spent Season 1 on the sidelines, but Linda Gray became “Dallas’s” star player this year. After losing the election, Sue Ellen maneuvered her way into Ewing Energies, then fought tooth […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 2, Week 9

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Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Guilt and Innocence,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. • Who survives the blast? At the end of “Ewings Unite!,” last week’s episode, most of the Ewings gathered on the methane extraction rig, along with Pamela and Elena (Julie Gonzalo, Jordana Brewster), for a demonstration. Little […]

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Once a Bitch, Always a Bitch!’

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In “Ewings Unite!,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) is seated at her office desk when Valene (Joan Van Ark) storms in and slams the door behind her.  VAL: Once a bitch, always a bitch! SUE ELLEN: Yes, it has been a long time. It’s good to see you too. VAL: You just […]

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