The Dallas Decoder Interview: Kevin Page

Kevin Page has charmed “Dallas” fans with his portrayal of Bum, the loyal private eye who helped J.R. execute his master plan. (Spoiler alert: This included executing J.R. himself.) I recently spoke to Page about his role on the show – and his place in TV history. How does it feel to be the last guy who’ll ever […]

The Dal-List: 10 Reasons TNT Should Renew ‘Dallas’

“Dallas” fans know who killed J.R. and what happened to Pam, but one question remains unanswered: Will TNT renew the show for a third season? To help the good people at TNT make up their minds, here are 10 good reasons to give “Dallas” another year. 10. “Dallas” is TNT’s most-watched show (right now). TNT showed […]

Drill Bits: ‘Dallas’ Ends the Season with Bigger Ratings

“Dallas” got a nice ratings boost on April 15 with a season-ending double feature that revealed what happened to Pam and who killed J.R. “Guilt by Association” the first of the evening’s two episodes, was seen by 2.82 million viewers, including 1 million adults between ages 18 and 49, an important demographic in TV ad sales. […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 2, Week 11

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “A Call to Arms” and “Love and Family,” the latest episodes from “Dallas’s” second season: • Will Ewing Energies collapse? In “Let Me In,” last week’s episode, the Ewings were shocked to learn the state was: a) blaming Christopher’s technology for the Ewing Energies rig explosion, […]

TNT’s Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Nothing Can Stop Us’

In “Let Me In,” a second-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) is seated at a table in a posh lounge, where where she’s served a drink moments before Ken (Lee Majors) arrives. KEN: Sue Ellen, I really shouldn’t be seen with you tonight. The only reason I came was to tell you about your nephew. […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 21 – ‘Let Me In’

“Let Me In” solves the dilemma of who will fill J.R. Ewing’s boots on “Dallas.” The answer: the audience, at least for now. By shifting the focus to the “Who Killed J.R.?” mystery and its corollaries, “Where’s Pam?” and the Barnes-Ryland conspiracy, this masterfully crafted episode gives us a chance to piece together a puzzle […]

Dallas Burning Questions: Season 2, Week 10

Here are the questions we’re pondering as we await tonight’s telecast of “Let Me In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. • How will Pamela cope? In “Guilt and Innocence,” last week’s episode, Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) was rushed to the hospital after being injured in the explosion aboard the Ewing Energies rig. She had emergency surgery to save […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 20 – ‘Guilt and Innocence’

“Dallas’s” second-season plotlines don’t advance much in “Guilt and Innocence,” which is disappointing to those of who are desperate for more clues in the “Who Killed J.R.?” mystery. On the other hand, this episode offers a nice showcase for the “Dallas” cast, which has become one of television’s most reliable ensembles. The most impressive performances […]

Drill Bits: After J.R.’s Funeral, ‘Dallas’s’ Ratings Dip

“Dallas” lost almost all of the extra viewers it picked up during J.R. Ewing’s funeral last week. “J.R.’s Masterpiece,” the sendoff for Larry Hagman’s iconic character, was seen by 3.6 million viewers on March 11. It was the TNT drama’s most-watched telecast this year, beating the show’s second-season average by about 1 million viewers. The […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Lee Majors

Lee Majors is coming to “Dallas”! Majors, the iconic star of “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “The Fall Guy,” will begin a multi-episode guest stint on the TNT drama on Monday, March 25. (DVR alert: Majors will also appear on Fox’s “Raising Hope” later that week.) I was honored to speak to him recently […]