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38 June 7th, 2012 Would You Like To See Valene Show Up on TNT’s DALLAS? Joan Van Ark Would!

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Remember how much good ole’ J.R. Ewing hated Valene Ewing, the wife of his deadbeat brother, Gary Ewing on the original Dallas, and the spin-off, of all spin-offs the great Knots Landing?  Well in a recent interview with the one and only Valene herself, Joan Van Ark, the actress said she would be interested in showing up in the new Dallas which first season kicks-off on June 13th on TNT.

When asked by Craig Byrne of KSite’s, TV Out of the Box coverage, Van Ark stated,  “Well, rumor has it … I’m having lunch with Ted Shackelford tomorrow. They asked him to come down and be part of it. It was several months ago, and he’s deeply into filming The Young and the Restless the daytime soap for CBS.   But if they asked Gary, maybe they’ll ask for Val.  It is true that J.R. and Val were rivals.  There is no doubt about it. This man I loved so much, Larry Hagman … I was just at his birthday party several months ago… I would kill, that if Val came back, if it was trouble for J.R, because they were always at odds. I don’t know if it’s because she stole his baby brother away, and she was ‘white trash,’ or what the whole deal was… ‘but ah wanna get mah claws into that J.R., ah swear!’

So would you like to see Poor Val show up in Dallas?  Let us know!

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  1. Iakovos says:

    Would love to see Valene Ewing back on the DALLAS ranch even for a single episode. I have such high hopes for the relaunch as this series was such a favorite of mine and my family. It was not just any primetime soap, its pedigree and talent across the board really lifted it to the top of the genre.

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  2. ludger brinkmann says:

    yes of course. she’s great

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  3. sheila says:

    i would like to see valene ewing go to dallas and gary too,or you can do another knots landing and her and karen and the rest can do that show.

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  4. kalamaty says:

    Yes, please bring Ted and Joan back to the new Dallas! Ratings would go through the roof with most of the original cast participating! Very anxious for the relaunch of the iconic primetime soap!

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    Joel replied

    Yeah, because everyone who watched Dallas watched KL and vice versa. LOL! Joan Van Ark was just a guest star. If there is a Knots 2.0 you wouldn’t want Larry Hagman on it, would you? Besides it’s not right to have her on – there could be small children in the room.

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  5. Christine says:

    I had a hard time watching her when she played Gloria on Y&R.

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    Patrick replied

    I agree… reason they let her go and re-cast… imagine not having Judith Chapman, Vamptress…. i actually stopped watching y&r… evenmoreso.. since they let go of Eileen Davidson, Ashley. I hope DAYS/Sony re-hires her…. PLUG.

    remember, when Kin Shriner replaced Ted shakelford… for a while… ?!?! I still think he’s all that… and belongs on daytime. Kin was funny and sexy with gloria.

    Knot’s Landing, was at the top for, what? 15 years? Dag! no other night time soap… was as good.

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    Christine replied

    I agree, Patrick, I LOVE Judith Chapman. She has made Gloria all her own.

    And I really did like her interaction with Kin Shriner too. They should find something for him or bring him back to GH.

    It’s too bad the networks do not invest in programming like they used to. I am a child of the late 70s, but I remember watching Dallas and Falcon Crest with my mom and then I saw some Knotts Landing and Dynasty, et al on my own later on. Nowadays shows do not even get two episodes before they are canceled. And then they wonder why the viewers are gone.

    Iakovos replied

    I do not think Gloria was a good fit for Joan Van Ark and they realized it. Seeing where the character has gone, that is even more clear.

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    Torrey replied

    Joan Van Ark scares the Be-Jesus out of me! She has had waaaaayy too much work done, and it’s hard to watch her on screen. I know that no one wants to grow old, but growing old gracefully is so much better than having your face pulled, peeled and rearranged until it’s hardly recognizable. I say, leave her off Dallas, for the sake of not scaring the audience off with that face.

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    Patrick replied

    i wanted to say this earlier… she hasn’t “aged” well. it’s haunting for women.. that plastic surgery… botox… rail skinny… is what it isn’t. do big boobs… really mean all thats left? it’s coining the phrase… “just be yourself”… doesn’t exist.

    ok… if you have money to burn. “we” “understand” the spotlight?

    honing your skill and craft… once you’ve made it.. should be what you needed.

    Joan Van Ark… was at the top of her game… on Dallas and Knot’s Landing.. for 15 years… Thank you for that.

    enough about me…

    Joan.. will always be “sweet pea”. so said the Mega Star Julie Harris… and her brother Alec Baldwin. this was a mega starred TRIO.

    Patrick replied

    it’s so not fair to women… in this business… heck… it’s not all that… i would have identity issues… i’d look younger.. but, wouldn’t feel it. wouldn’t you agree? making conversation. i love actresses. BUT.. you can’t not believe.. that it’s the first thing one thinks… “what have you had done?”. it totally takes away your mind. you lose focus. so many of these women can act…

    alright.. just saying… don’t go to extremes… i agree with you Torrey.

    Joel replied

    She’s looks like a more masculine Gary with a wig. Scathe. You don ‘t have to take plastic surgery that far the problem is when the celebrate wants to look like they’re 25. Val was not important at all on Dallas. Let her stay in the corn field.

  6. Michael says:

    Yes, she would be awesome on the new Dallas! Sign her up ASAP!

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  7. barbara t says:

    It would be nice to see her again in dallas. maybe this time around she won’t take no crap off anyone, She was always a goody two shoes. Would be nice to see Gary to.

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  8. Max says:

    Can’t wait for DAllas and so happy that they are giving the original Dallas characters as much air-time as the new characters. Love Valene & Gary and would love to see them both show up occasionally. Who knows maybe a Knots Reboot is next..lol The other of my favorite prime-time soaps.

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  9. Phil says:

    Joan Van Ark was one of my first crushes, and I would love for Gary and Val to make an appearance on the new Dallas. I would especially love it if the appearance was used as a preview of a Knotts Landing revival. KL was the best primetime soap ever.

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    Patrick replied

    OK… this is my one dig… was it the TV Guide Awards? when Larry Hagman… Patrick Duffy… and Linda Gray were presenting… and Pressing their upcoming show? LOL… Sue Ellens Head was bobbling… like it was going to fall off… ala katherine Hepburn… I used to drink with her every friday night… in our hey day.

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    Patrick replied

    I will be tuning in to Dallas…. because of Sue Ellen… and the illustrious Barbara belle Geddes… Mother Dallas. one bowed preened before her.

    barbara t replied

    I never drank with you and sue ellen on friday nights but I watched, I am looking forward to seeing her most of all she was my favorite, Can’t wait to watch Dallas again.

    Shelly replied

    Miss Ellie “Anyone care for another drink”?

    Sue Ellen (The best TV lush ever) in her sweetest, high fulutin’ voice “I believe I will Miss Ellie”

    Can’t wait til Wednesday!

  10. ricardo says:

    joan van ark is a wonderful actress. but she was the original gloria fisher. the role did not suit her. she was not right for the role of gloria at all. i am so happy that judith chapman is playing gloria. she has spunk she is so funny and a diva. i love judith chapman great actress. joan van ark has had to much plastic surgery. she is to skinny and needs to gain some weight. honestly joan needs to eat a cheese burger.

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  11. ethel says:

    i just want to know what she meant when she said that ted shackelford is deeply into filming y&r………………..his character is on maybe once a month.

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    Patrick replied

    perhaps… if they brought back Kin Shriner… as Glo’s Jeffrey Bardwell…we’d see much more of them… these two cat on a hot tin roof’ing the CAMP. Kin’s Jezebel’ing HOT about town… wink! wink?

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    i’m sorry, our favorites get relegated to behind the bar, supporting… when we miss them.

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  12. Rob says:

    Maybe if Joan Van Ark still looked like Joan Van Ark and not an alien from planet Botox.

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    barbara t replied

    I googled her yesterday and I must say I was in shock at her face and the size of her lips, God why do woman do that to their faces? grow old gracefully it does look better. I think she is among the stars that got a bum face lift cause she really looked bad and I hate to have to say that, Look at Joan rivers she can’t even smile or laugh, her skin is all folded up on the back of her head, she has to make moaning noises to let us know she is laughing at her own jokes. Those plastic surgeons sure do make a lot of money in hollywood.

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  13. Shelly says:

    I would love to have Gary and Val come back to Dallas! They are much stronger individuals now. Wouldn’t it be funny after all the years of fighting, JR and Val hooked up? Funny that the new show is pretty quiet about any love interest for JR (a serial womanizer). We know he and Sue Ellen cant live with or without each other, but there’s always a bedmate.

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    barbara t replied

    ” anyone care for another drink”? “I believe I will Miss ellie”I remember it well she was a good drunk wasn’t she? I can’t wait till Wednesday, we are going back to Dallas.

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    Patrick replied

    JR! Mr. Pfizer…

    The Incomparable Linda Gray! Sue Ellen and JR…. these two… throughout; shackled imagined.

    The one conquest, that I ACHED with Sue Ellen: was Dusty…. her brief, what coulda been… LOVE’less.

    i’m looking forward to Ann Ewing… ala “pam” – Bobby’s wife… Ms. desperate housewives – Brenda Strong. She’s so Lovely…

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  14. barbara t says:

    I would love to see Val and Gary back at Southfork. I always wanted to see more interaction between them and the rest of the Ewings. It was very spotty at best. They can add elements to the show and balance the forces of evil better. I would also like to explore their earlier hstory a little more.

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  15. Sharon Mc Essey says:

    I would love to see Joan (Valene) return to Southfork for some interaction with the new clan. If Ted (Gary) doesn’t want to make an appearance, maybe she can bring Lucy with her. Lucy and Jr were always at odds too!

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  16. Christy says:

    I don’t get TNT, but it would be great if Valene and Gary would be on the new show – more than just a oner cameo.

    i just saw them last month — I was watching shows I’d taped long ago and came across the last 2 shows of Knott’s Landing! That was fun to watch. I always loved that show!

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  17. KL says:

    YES, YES, YES! I would love to see Valene (Joan Van Ark), Gary (Ted Shackleford) and Pam (Victoria Principal) return to the show! The show would not be complete without them! I saw the premiere June 13, 2012 and loved it! I was glad to see Lucy and Ray. As always Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and J.R. (Larry Hagman) performance’s were magnificent! Let’s please get Valene, Gary and Pam back!.

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  18. John David says:

    Yes, of course I would. She is Lucy’s mother and it would really piss J.R. off if Valene was to show up in Dallas. Maybe a business deal with Sue Ellen or Cliff Barnes, then again she could simply come to visit the family with Gary. She should be strong, like Sue Ellen, and able to stand her ground with J.R., then again she only backed down after he had his boys do his dirty work. Anyway, yes, yes, yes…bring Val back to Dallas…she was there in the beginning and she should be there again.

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  19. FAYE BUTLER says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO SEE JOAN VAN ARK BACK ON DALLAS AND IF NOT THERE THEY COULD BRING KNOTS LANDING BACK AS WELL. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE TED SHACKLEFORD AND JOAN VAN ARK BACK ON EITHER SHOW.

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  20. Lisa F says:

    Yes, I’d love to see Val and Gary on Dallas. I’d make it a point to watch. I was a huge fan of Knots Landing!!!!!

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    Joel replied

    Then watch KL

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  21. Joel says:

    Not a fan of KL and Val was not important on Dallas at all. Plus she looks like Fred Gwynne without the sec appeal.

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