Dallas Decoder’s Summer Vacations Guide

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Planning to hit the road this summer? To have the happiest of holidays, let the Ewings be your guide. Mix business with pleasure. Experts say you should unplug from work when you’re on vacation, but don’t tell that to J.R. Ewing. Did this man ever take a break? Not only did J.R. pursue multi-million-dollar oil […]

J.R. Ewing is Coming to Town this Christmas

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You better watch out: J.R. Ewing is coming to town this Christmas. Hallmark will honor Larry Hagman’s “Dallas” character with a keepsake ornament this holiday season. Sheree J. Wilson, who played April on “Dallas” and was a longtime friend of Hagman’s, posted an image of the ornament on her Facebook page today. The 5-inch tall […]

How Would You Spin Off Bobby Ewing?

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Would you watch a “Dallas” spinoff about Bobby Ewing? It’s a question we’ve been pondering since last week, when fellow fan Jennifer Irons — a.k.a. Team Bobby Ewing — took to Twitter to suggest Patrick Duffy’s iconic character should get his own TV series. Duffy’s response: @TeamBobbyEwing I'm totally there. Sign me up — Patrick Duffy (@therealpduffy) […]

‘Dallas’ Stars to Reunite at Autograph Show

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Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and several other “Dallas” stars are slated to participate in a Los Angeles autograph show next weekend. The Hollywood Show will be held from Friday, October 30, through Sunday, November 1, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel. The other “Dallas” alumni scheduled to participate are Ken Kercheval, Charlene Tilton, Christopher […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Patrick Duffy

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Patrick Duffy is everything you would expect him to be: smart, thoughtful, funny and above all, kind. I was honored to interview him recently, and I’m excited to share our conversation with my fellow “Dallas” fans. It’s been eight months since “Dallas” was canceled. How’s life treating you? Well, it’s been more than a year […]

Poll: Which ‘Dallas’ Character Should Have Stayed Alive?

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Here’s a list of “Dallas” characters who were killed off for a variety of reasons. Choose one character who should have stayed alive, even if it meant recasting the role with another actor.   Share your comments below and vote in Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

The Dal-List: Classic ‘Dallas’s’ 13 Most Harrowing Kidnappings

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The Ewings discover Ann and Emma (Brenda Strong, Emma Bell) have been kidnapped in “Boxed In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. Fortunately, our favorite TV family has plenty of experience dealing with this kind of thing. Here’s a look at the 13 most harrowing kidnappings from the original series. 13. Lucy (1978). When the Ewings refused to let […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who Stayed Too Long or Left Too Soon?

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Let’s face it: “Dallas” didn’t always know when to say goodbye. Some characters hung around long after their storyline possibilities were exhausted, while other favorites still had lots of untapped potential when they were written out. Consider the group pictured here: Lucy, Ray, Donna, Jenna, Kristin, Jeremy, Mickey, Holly and April. (I’ll let you decide […]

#DallasChat Daily: Who Were 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: 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.