Dallas Season 2 Ep 208 - JR's Masterpiece Photographer: Zade RosenthalThis week’s farewell to Dallas stalwart J.R. Ewing drew an impressive audience to Bravo.

The funereal episode was the most-watched episode of the season, drawing 453,000 Canadians and making it the #1 specialty program of the night on Monday.

On the next episode of Dallas (Monday, March 18 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo), work is done on J.R.’s (Larry Hagman) masterpiece as the late oil baron’s will impacts the family legacy. Elsewhere, Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) shows her allegiance to John Ross (Josh Henderson) and Christopher’s (Jesse Metcalfe) machinations test his relationship with Elena (Jordana Brewster).

Dallas on TV3In Picture: Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing.

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So how have they decided to end JR on Dallas? Continue reading »

Dallas cast members of days gone by will return to the revamped series for the special episodes featuring JR Ewing’s funeral.

Actor Larry Hagman, who played oil tycoon JR in both the original series and the revamp, passed away last year and producers of the show confirmed his character would be written out.

Deborah Shelton, who played JR’s mistress Mandy Winger between 1984 and 1987, and Cathy Podewell, who played JR’s second wife Cally Ewing from 1988 to 1991, will make brief appearances. Continue reading »


Wednesday, July 25 at 9 p.m. on Bravo!

Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) reveals a life-changing secret to Elena (Jordana Brewster). Still riling from his interaction with Bobby (Patrick Duffy), Ann’s (Brenda Strong) ex-husband demands an apology. Meanwhile, John Ross (Josh Henderson) is under pressure from his allies and tries to turn one family member against another.


Wednesday, July 18 at 9 p.m. on Bravo!

John Ross (Josh Henderson) is bothered by the weight of having to do his father’s dirty work and decides to move into Southfork. Strife continues to grow between Ann (Brenda Strong) and Bobby (Patrick Duffy) when it is revealed she went to her ex for help with a family problem. Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo) approaches Bobby and Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) with information that she believes might help save the ranch.


Wednesday, June 11 at 9 p.m. on Bravo!

With tension mounting between the newly married Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) and Rebecca (Julie Gonzalo), family ties begin to unravel when the deed to Southfork is revealed. Meanwhile, in order to thwart J.R.’s (Larry Hagman) schemes, Ann (Brenda Strong) seeks help from someone in her past and Christopher decides it is time to fight dirty.

Dallas galloped into Canada as the most-watched specialty broadcast of the day on Wednesday, attracting 618,000 viewers for the series premiere on Bravo, the third most-watched premiere ever on the channel.

In its 9 – 11 p.m. timeslot, the premiere made Bravo the #2 channel in the country behind CTV with total viewers and the key A18-49 and A25-54 demos.

In total, the Dallas premiere broadcast reached a whopping 1.9 million viewers, making Bravo the most-watched (non-sports) specialty network of the day on Wednesday. Continue reading »

The battle for love, money and oil rises again as DALLAS, the iconic series centered around the Ewing family, is back with a highly-anticipated two-hour premiere, Wednesday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET, exclusively on Bravo! (visit bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

A continuation of the backstabbing machinations of oil and cattle-ranching tycoon J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman, DALLAS) and his wealthy Texas family, DALLAS, which airs day-and-date with TNT in the US, delves into the world of John Ross Ewing III (Josh Henderson, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) and Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), the now-adult sons of J.R. and Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy, DALLAS), respectively.

“DALLAS is one of television’s most iconic series and we’re thrilled to bring it to Canadians this summer. It is the perfect anchor to Bravo!’s summer lineup,” said Catherine MacLeod, Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. “Everything you loved about the old DALLAS is back, with the original stars just as ruthless and dynamic as ever, with the added excitement of a hot new younger generation.”

With a feud now brewing between John Ross and Christopher, the stage is set for J.R. to return to his infamous ways and rekindle the long-standing rivalry with his younger brother, Bobby. DALLAS also stars Jordana Brewster (CHUCK) as John Ross’ girlfriend and Christopher’s former love Elena Ramos; Julie Gonzalo (VERONICA MARS) as Rebecca Sutter, Christopher’s bride; Brenda Strong (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) as Bobby’s wife, Ann Ewing; and original cast member Linda Gray (DALLAS) as Sue Ellen Ewing, J.R.’s ex-wife.

In the two-hour premiere of DALLAS entitled “Changing of the Guard/Hedging Your Bets” (Wednesday, June 13 at 9 p.m. ET), the family gathers at  Southfork Ranch for Bobby’s adopted son Christopher’s wedding to Rebecca Sutter. Although the occasion is joyous, an old family rivalry crosses generations after secret oil drilling on Southfork results in a massive gusher. J.R. starts asking too many questions and his plot to take control of Southfork begins to unravel. Meanwhile, Christopher and Elena bury their feelings in order to work together on a business deal, but Christopher’s new bride may have secrets of her own.

Leading up to the premiere of DALLAS, viewers can catch up on all the Ewing family drama with the Bravo! movie revivals of DALLAS: J.R. RETURNS on Wednesday, May 30 at 9 p.m. ET, and DALLAS: WAR OF THE EWINGS on Wednesday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET. 


DALLAS: J.R. RETURNS (1996) – Wednesday, May 30 at 9 p.m. ET

In the film DALLAS: J.R. RETURNS, the once thought-dead J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) is alive and makes a return to conquer everything he lost years ago. With his recent divorce from Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) and his estranged relationship with his son John Ross (Omri Katz, DALLAS), J.R. is not only alone, but also broke. His younger brother Bobby (Patrick Duffy) doesn’t help his situation as he plans to sell the Southfork family ranch. In his quest to gain back Ewing Oil from his arch nemesis Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval, I Still Dream of Jeannie), J.R. schemes to bring back not only his family but also his fortune.


DALLAS: WAR OF THE EWINGS (1998) – Wednesday, June 6 at 9 p.m. ET

DALLAS: WAR OF THE EWINGS, finds J.R. (Larry Hagman) running the top independent oil company in Texas. However, his resilient greed for fortune isn’t fulfilled and he plots to take back Ewing Oil, now owned by Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and Sue Ellen (Linda Gray). J.R. stops at nothing to get what he wants, including the purchase of an undiscovered oil estate from Ray Krebb (Steve Kanaly, ALL MY CHILDREN). However, his business partner Carter McKay (George Kennedy, Another Happy Day) has plans of his own.

Following a blockbuster fall that saw it rank as Canada’s fastest-growing specialty service, Bravo! announced today it has secured the exclusive Canadian specialty rights to two compelling new series set to debut on the channel this summer, including the highly anticipated new drama DALLAS.

A continuation of the iconic series centered on the Ewing family cattle and oil dynasty, the new series stars some of the original cast and characters, including Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman, along with newcomers, Jordana Brewster, Jesse Metcalfe, Julie Gonzalo and Josh Henderson as the next generation of Ewings.

Also joining Bravo! in 2012 is the clever new series PERCEPTION, starring Canada’s own Eric McCormack (WILL AND GRACE) and Kelly Rowan (THE O.C.), which follows a neuroscientist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve criminal cases.

Additionally, the GOLDEN GLOBE® nominated and GEMINI Award-winning hit original drama THE BORGIAS, starring Jeremy Irons, Francois Arnaud, Colm Feore and Holliday Grainger, returns for a gripping second season this spring on Bravo!.

Bravo! also announced today Steven Spielberg’s entertaining-new musical drama SMASH, starring Debra Messing (WILL & GRACE) and AMERICAN IDOL runner-up and songwriter Katharine McPhee, will air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET beginning Feb. 10. Bravo!’s new original companion docu-series WAY OFF BROADWAY, which follows Canadian amateur community theatre enthusiasts as they grow into musical entertainers in just eight weeks, now joins SMASH on Fridays beginning on a new date, March 2 at 8 p.m. ET (visit bravo.ca to confirm local broadcast times).

With a reinvigorated schedule featuring captivating series like THE BORGIAS, SUITS, and FRANKLIN & BASH, Bravo! has seen audience growth of 35% for W25-54, 32% for W18-49 and A18-49, and 29% for A25-54. Bravo! also jumped five spots to #13 on the list of most-watched non-sports specialty channels in Canada (A18-49) this past fall.

“Building on a remarkably successful fall for Bravo!, these compelling new dramas promise to make this upcoming summer our biggest yet,” said Catherine MacLeod, Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. “With high-calibre casts, critical acclaim and huge buzz, DALLAS and PERCEPTION are welcome additions to our 2012 schedule.”

Coming to Bravo! this June, DALLAS is a continuation of the original series that aired from 1978-1991. Based on the soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil and cattle-ranching tycoon J.R. Ewing and his wealthy Texas family, the series features several actors and characters from the original series. The new DALLAS focuses on John Ross Ewing III (Josh Henderson, 90210, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) and Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, CHASE), the now-adult sons of J.R. and Bobby Ewing, respectively. The series also stars Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious, Fast Five, CHUCK) and Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars).

Scheduled to premiere this summer, PERCEPTION focuses on Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack, WILL & GRACE), an eccentric neuroscientist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases. Created by executive producer Kenneth Biller (SMALLVILLE, STAR TREK: VOYAGER) and co-executive producer Mike Sussman (STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, THRESHOLD), with McCormack serving as producer, PERCEPTION also stars Rachael Leigh Cook (She’s All That, Josie and the Pussycats), Arjay Smith (MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, The Day After Tomorrow) and Ottawa’s Kelly Rowan (THE O.C.).