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14 January 15th, 2013 DALLAS Invites Deborah Shelton and Cathy Podewell as J.R. Ewings EX’s For On-Screen Funeral!

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Now here’s a real blast from the past and for those who know their historical DALLAS info!  News today out of TV Guide has former J.R. Ewing flame and wife, Mandy Winger and Cally Harper Ewing, on their way back to make appearances on J.R Ewing’s funeral episode to pay homage and tribute to the late Larry Hagman (J.R.)!

Deborah Shelton, who played J.R.’s No. 1 mistress Mandy Winger has accepted an invitation from TNT’s DALLAS to say a few words at the memorial service that Bobby and Sue Ellen will throw for the departed Ewing patriarch.  Meanwhile, Cathy Podewell, who played good ole’ J.R.’s country bumpkin wife, Cally Harper Ewing from 1988-1991 will also take part in the episode!

The funeral episode will air on March 11th with the new season of DALLAS set to kick-off on January 28th.  So far: Ted Shackelford, Joan Van Ark, Steve Kanaly, and Charlene Tilton will be back for the big event, and word has it that Ken Kercheval may show up and give one swift kick to J.R.’s  coffin too!

Are you looking forward to J.R.’s funeral episode? Let us know!

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  1. Dmitri says:

    So sad that JR and Larry have passed away. I am exited fo the retun of Dallas, though. It’s a fantastic series!


  2. danny says:

    JR had a kid with Callie….another son, right?


    sean replied

    I forgot about that. It would also be great if they could get the man who played JR’s oldest son James…or at least mention him.


  3. toscanti says:

    Very sad over LH’s death. I hope the show will continue with its current success.


    Don replied

    I agree Sean. One thing Larry was always right about that show. He said that even though the show had been off the air for 20+ years, the fan base was always there. He was right about that. I’m glad he lived long enough to see it happen


  4. sean says:

    Yes i am very much looking forward to it especially now that Mandy and Cally are going to be apart of it. It’s sad because we know it’s not a fake funeral. He’s really gone. I hope TNT really uses these old characters well for the episode to give him a proper farewell. it would be great if it could do flashbacks too.


  5. robyn s fletcher says:

    THE most eagerly awaited episode since, well, J.R. was shot.


  6. Barbara says:

    I watched most of the piliot episode and was not impressed. I guess I expected it to be more like the original series. Didn’t not watch any more episodes, but since so many of the original cast will be returning for the tribute to Larry Hagman, I will mark my calendar to also be in attendence.


    SZima replied

    Barbara, I wasn’t too impressed with the pilot episode either, but I kept watching and the show really got good. If there’s any way you can catch the first season, you should. I’m sure you will get hooked ;)


    Don replied

    It is out on DVD, now.

    Barbara replied

    Thanks, maybe I will try to see the 1st season. Thanks Don, will check it out on DVD

  7. Rodd says:

    So Sad about Mr. Hagman’s passing. As for DALLAS, I will be very interested in seeing how things play out. Loved sesaon one and hope they can continue to sustain it.


  8. Iakovos says:

    These details are why the DALLAS reboot works for me. The show will have these new characters and plot lines and be different than the original, of course (it has to be)… but… this attention to the histories of the family and the core characters is important and appreciated by this fan.

    We all will die some day, but some… like Larry Hagman and JR Ewing… you thought would go on forever. In a way, they do.

    Go DALLAS!


    MBmomof3 replied



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