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Blu-ray Release Date: Aug. 13, 2013
Price: Blu-ray Tba
Studio: Twilight Time
In the film, Craig Wasson (The Boys in Company C) is Jake, a struggling actor in L.A. whose claustrophobia causes him to lose his latest job as the lead bloodsucker in a vampire flick (Jake can’t cope with the coffin scenes). Later that same day, Jakes also loses his longtime girlfriend and apartment, But not to worry—Jake’s new friend (Gregg Henry, Any Day Now) lends Jake his awesome pad up in the hills, which is outfitted with a telescope to so he can spy on his gorgeous neighbor Gloria (Deborah Shelton). But Jake’s voyeurism »
Dallas's emotional farewell to Larry Hagman airs in the UK next week on Channel 5.
The funeral for Jr Ewing will be the centrepiece for the second season's eighth episode, 'Jr's Masterpiece'. Jr was shot by a mystery killer in the previous episode, a nod to the famous 'Who shot Jr?' storyline from the 1980s incarnation of the show.
Following the death of Hagman at the end of 2012, producers and writers created a tribute to Hagman with the funeral episode.
The instalment features guest appearances from Ted Shackelford as Gary Ewing, Charlene Tilton as Lucy Ewing Cooper, Cathy Podewell as Cally Harper Ewing, Deborah Shelton as Mandy Winger and Steve Kanaly as Ray Krebbs.
The rest of season two will centre around the new 'Who shot Jr?' mystery.
Dallas exec Cynthia Cidre »
Dallas’ iconic theme song will sound a little different tonight as the TNT series says goodbye to J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) with a memorial and funeral. Watch the revised opening credits below, and make sure you have a tissue handy. Exec producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael R. Robin spoke to EW.com about honoring Hagman, the wonderful last image of him captured on film, and how they orchestrated J.R.’s final act.
Entertainment Weekly: Everyone I’ve talked to who’s seen these opening credits has teared up. Whose idea was it to change them for this episode? »
- Mandi Bierly
Two months after Larry Hagman's November 23 death, the Dallas cast past and present has assembled at the city's swanky Petroleum Club to shoot an epic, drama-filled memorial for his legendary J.R. Ewing. Among the mourners who have returned to pay their respects — or disrespects — are Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval), Gary and Lucy Ewing (Ted Shackelford and Charlene Tilton), Ray Krebbs (Steve Kanaly), Mandy Winger (Deborah Shelton) and Cally Harper Ewing (Cathy Podewell). On set, the late actor's spirit is still very much alive. Each morning when he passes Hagman's trailer, Patrick Duffy, who plays Bobby Ewing, knocks on his friend's door. "Not like I'm expecting him to say, 'Come in,'" Duffy says. "But just to say to Larry, 'I'm still here, pal.'" And if you believe some of Hagman's costars, he's been knocking right back.
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- William Keck
Two former Dallas stars will return to the series for Jr Ewing's funeral. Ruthless oil tycoon Jr will be written out of the revamped soap following the death of actor Larry Hagman, who had played the character since 1978. Deborah Shelton - who played Jr's mistress Mandy Winger on the original Dallas between 1984 and 1987 - will make a brief appearance in the funeral episode, TV Guide reports. Cathy Podewell - who played Jr's second wife Cally Ewing from 1988 to 1991 - will also feature, alongside previously confirmed returnees Ted Shackelford (Gary Ewing), Steve Kanaly (Ray (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
McDonald is only slated for one episode at the moment, but will possibly have an arc.
In other casting news...
Deborah Shelton and Cathy Podewell are headed back to "Dallas." J.R.'s mistresses are on their way back to Southfork for one last J.R.-related hurrah. Known for playing Mandy Winger and Cally Harper, the actresses will reprise their roles to say a few words at J.R. Ewing's (Larry Hagman) funeral. [TV Guide]
- Leigh Weingus
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