The actor died Friday, at the age of 81. Mr. Hagman is best known for his central role in I Dream of Jeanie, Dallas, and helping to smash a wooden stake through the festering Commie heart of the murderous, tyrannical Ceausescu regime:
It’s official: TNT is bringing back Dallas, and with original series stars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray.
The 1980s hit will get a modern makeover on the cable network, which just gave its new version of Dallas a 10-episode series order (full official description below). But you don’t have to wait until next summer, when the series debuts, to get a look at the show: TNT will give viewers a preview of the pilot on Monday night during the season premieres of The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles.
If you’re wondering why I’m reporting on this, it’s because when I was in college I’d get together with a bunch of people every week to watch this show; somebody would cook a dinner, we’d all get half-plastered, then we’d watch the episode while calling out what we thought were witticisms at the time. And yeah, we knew the show was crappy. That’s why we were watching it; it was fun crappy. Still, I can’t quite in good conscience tell you to click through the link below and buy the show…