‘Wally’s Will’: The Story Behind Linda Gray’s Short Film Debut

Linda Gray loved Wally from the beginning. It was late 2014, not long after TNT canceled its “Dallas” sequel series. Gray, looking for new roles, met with Matteo J. Mosterts, a filmmaker who was interested in casting her as the title character in “Wally’s Will,” his first short. As Mosterts described the role to Gray, […]

Happy Anniversary to Them (And to Us)

“Dallas” debuted 39 years ago today, while Dallas Decoder started on this day five years ago. How time flies! To mark the occasion, I’ve added fresh images to our front page, and I plan to share some publicity stills from “Dallas’s” first season on social media throughout April. I also hope to get back to […]

Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy to Reunite for ‘A Dallas Retrospective’

In case you haven’t heard: Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will reunite for “A Dallas Retrospective,” a one-night-only panel discussion in which the stars will reminisce about all things “Dallas.” The event will be held Thursday, March 23, at 8 p.m. in Dallas. The sponsor is J.R. Ewing Bourbon, which was introduced in 2014 and recently […]

In Memoriam: Our 2016 ‘Dallas’ Tributes

Dallas Decoder remembers the “Dallas” actors, crew members and other contributors who died in 2016. Click on each person’s name to learn more about his or her career at IMDb.com.   Anthony Addabbo Died October 18 (age 56) In the 14th-season episode “Smooth Operator,” Addabbo played John, a Hollywood wannabe who pitched Bobby on a […]

A Holiday Wish for ‘Dallas’ Fans — and Everyone Else

What a year this has been, “Dallas” fans. It feels like we’re all living in the show’s infamous dream season. Not the good part of that year — the first batch of episodes, which featured some of “Dallas’s” best-ever writing and direction and Linda Gray’s stellar performance as a down-in-the-gutter Sue Ellen. No, real life […]

Dallas Desserts: Holiday Bakeoff V — Sue Ellen vs. Kristin

Who baked for J.R.? This year’s fifth (!) annual “Dallas Desserts” holiday bakeoff brings you a competition between those squabbling Shepard sisters: Sue Ellen’s Black and White Cookies versus Kristin’s Peanut Butter Ginger Cookies. My husband Andrew, who blogs at Cook In / Dine Out, created both recipes. Whose cookie do you prefer? Cast your […]

Celebrate the Holidays with #DallasChat on Dec. 19

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, December 19, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our fourth annual holiday-themed discussion, so the theme will be “A Very Merry #DallasChat IV.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet […]

#DallasChat is Cooking Up Something Special for Nov. 21

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, November 21, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our second Thanksgiving-themed #DallasChat, so the topic will be “Talkin’ Turkey II.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from […]

#DallasChat Will Bring You Thrills and Chills on Oct. 24

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, October 24, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our second Halloween-themed #DallasChat, so the topic will be “Oh, the Horror! II.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions […]

Coming Oct. 17: ‘The Great ‘Dallas’ Debate!’

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, October 17, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Since it’s election season, our theme will be “The Great ‘Dallas’ Debate!” You’ll be asked to take sides on some of “Dallas’s” thorniest issues, so expect lots of passionate discourse. Of course, this is #DallasChat, so we’ll […]