New York — J.R. Ewing wouldn't hesitate to cheat his fellow man. He also famously cheated death.
In the second-season finale of "Dallas" back in 1980, he was shot by an unknown assailant in his office and left for dead. But he recovered nicely, and the cliffhanger question that gripped the nation (Who shot J.R.?) was answered that November in an episode seen by 80 million viewers.
This time, J.R. won't get off so easy. The second season of TNT's rebooted "Dallas" poses an even more dramatic question: Who killed J.R.?
Meanwhile, viewers will have to reckon with the loss of arguably TV's greatest villain, and bid farewell to the actor who portrayed him so indelibly and also cheated death for years. Larry Hagman, who died of cancer at 81 the day after Thanksgiving, was diagnosed in 1992 with cirrhosis of the liver from a life of heavy drinking and, three years later, »
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