"Dallas" is dealing with Larry Hagman's death with a murder mystery the show is billing as "Who Killed J.R.?"
According to TV Guide Magazine, "Dallas" executive producer Cynthia Cidre and the show's writing staff decided to launch a "Who Killed J.R.?" mystery in the wake of Hagman's passing. No stranger to mysteries -- "Dallas" fever previously swept the nation with "Who shot J.R.?" in 1980 -- the multi-episode arc will take place in the second half of the season. Hagman is expected to appear in the first five episodes of Season 2.
"We all felt having J.R. die of natural causes would have been completely inappropriate, not only to the character, but also to Larry Hagman," Cidre said. The executive producer received Patrick Duffy's blessing to do the story and also ran the story by Hagman's son, Preston.
Hagman passed away in late November at the »
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