Dallas (TV Show)

  • Film

    June 19, 2014

    The Death of the Star Wars Universe

    Why millions of fans have felt a great disturbance in the Force.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Southfork Ranch Is Perfect For a Revolution

    Even with the cold wind, Texas country music fans still headed out to enjoy the 18th annual Texas Music Revolution. This festival, featuring more than a dozen acts on the bill, was to take place at the famous Southfork Ranch in Parker. My friend and I picked up our tickets at will call. We then ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Dallas (the Television Show) Now Has Its Own Bourbon

    Editor's note: Please scroll down to the bottom of this post and hit "play" before reading for best results. Repeat as necessary. In honor of the third season of the hit TV show Dallas, Southfork Bottling Co. is teaming up with Warner Bros. to launch a new whiskey. J.R. Ewing Bourbon, inspired by t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Lyda Hill's Giving $1 Million to Public Radio, and KERA Isn't Even Going To Send Her a Coffee Mug

    You might not expect the granddaughter of H.L. Hunt, the oil magnate who inspired Larry Hagman's character on Dallas, to be particularly fond of public radio. But as it turns out, Lyda Hill is very fond indeed of her local NPR affiliate, KERA. The station announced today that Hill's foundation is w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Wasn't the First Time Tom Leppert Was Wrong

    From video by Jeremy McKane​Something about the Omni ribbon-cutting photo below, featuring Larry Hagman and Linda Gray and Not-Mayor Tom, gnawed at Friend of Unfair Park Ed D. all weekend. Then, last night, it hit him: In October 2010, at the topping-out ceremony for The People's Hotel, Leppert sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Ever Wanted to Own J.R. Ewing's Hats and Boots? Larry Hagman's Having a Garage Sale.

    Ro Kim's original painting of Jim Davis as Jock Ewing can now be yours.​TNT's still in and around town shooting that next-gen Dallas pilot; Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and the kids are due to wrap this week, after which network execs will decide whether to move ahead with a full series ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Dallas, An "American Icon"

    ​On Christmas Eve afternoon, radio-radio's Julia Barton stopped by the offices to interview Schutze and me for an episode of Public Radio International's Studio 360, which is hosted by Kurt Andersen. Barton had been tasked with doing a piece on Dallas as part of the show's "American Icons" series, ... More >>

  • News

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Will That Dallas Reboot Be Shot in Dallas? And Will It Be Without J.R. Ewing? Stay Tuned.

    ​Over the weekend, a local TV-bizzer sent to Unfair Park this TV Guide piece about the future of TNT's Dallas reboot and whether or not it'll include one J.R. Ewing. Late last week, there was a report that Larry Hagman was out on the Cynthia Cidre-penned relaunch -- something to do with lack of su ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Now, There's a Writer for the Small-Screen Dallas Do-Over. Ewing Excited Yet?

    ​We're probably a long ways off from finding out if TNT and Warner Bros. TV plan on shooting their small-screen Dallas remake in Dallas. Which hasn't stopped me from leaving messages all morning for Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission, to see if she knows what's what on the heels of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Thomas Haden Church on How Owen, Luke Wilson Really Got Their Nicknames

    The Ninth Annual Texas Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held last night on the site of the old Austin airport, was quite the damp, frigid shindig -- part all-star love-in, part call to arms. Amidst the inducting -- and feted this year were the likes of Powers Booth (SMU's own), Twilight directo ... More >>

  • News

    November 20, 2008

    Dallas Cast Reunion Leaves Fans Southforked

    Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    That Dallas Reunion? Expect Refunds. At the Very Least. S'Gonna Get Ugly.

    Patrick Michels This was how you got Ken Kerchival's Cliff Barnes: bug him during a smoke break Not two hours after we made mention of the chaos in Parker Saturday night, during the Dallas reunion that more or less turned into a barbecue-scented Star Trek convention, the Associated Press returns wi ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 9, 2008

    Lipstick on a Pig

    Drag treatment turns Legends' saggy script into knockout comedy; Doubt leaves suspicions in the air

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Dallas Lives!

    John Travolta is still the only cast member in The Movie That Will Not Go Away. Say it ain't so: Dallas -- the movie that will not die -- is still alive, despite the best efforts of several screenwriters and two now-former directors (Robert Luketic and Gurinder Chadha) who couldn't get the corpse ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    At This Point, Feel Free to Write In "Unfair Park" on Your Ballot Tomorrow

    So, Jennifer Gale, who probably had to get a ride, showed to the final mayoral forum, but Don Hill, Ed Oakley and Max Wells couldn't be bothered. That's nice. More than two months ago, I attended a mayoral forum hosted by the Dallas Police Association and left thoroughly confused about how the top s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Zzzzz...Huh? Oh Yeah. That Mayor Thingy.

    Have you heard? Tom Leppert is a businessman. There is the glamourous and consequential side of journalism: Covering a presidential race, writing about a war, detailing the side effects of a new cancer drug, profiling Maggie Gyllenhaal. And there is this: Attending a debate for Dallas mayor at 7:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007

    Free Pair o' Tix to Craziest Concert Line-up Ever

    Exactly a week ago, we mentioned a fundraiser taking place tomorrow night at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie featuring Willie Nelson and Jessica Simpson performing gospel songs with the Fort Worth Symphony, a performance by the Dallas Black Dance Theater and an emcee duties provided by Kinky Frie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    How Dallas Helped and Hurt Dallas

    Dallas gets thrown under the bus in this morning's Los Angeles Times. In a story about how the Fox series The O.C. -- which went from beloved to...uh...beloathed (?) in record time -- is likely to get the ax, there's also some question about how the show affected the image of Orange County. Well, na ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2006

    Nerd Alert

    Comic fans rejoice in Plano

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2006

    It Was All a Dream

    Morgan Fairchild, being honored by Woman in Film next week, was the Jessica Simpson of her day. But smarter. And prettier. And more talented. For what it's worth, Patrick Duffy--the guy who played Bobby Ewing and, even better, the Man from Atlantis--is against the remake of Dallas, which is on hold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    J.R.'s Not Dead. He's Just Resting.

    I've always wanted to write a book. Maybe there's one in the making--or, rather, the unmaking--of the movie version of Dallas. God knows it'll be better than the film. When it happens. If it happens. Please, sweet baby James, don't ever let it happen. The not happening is so much better. In case you ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006


    A B-actress, computer mayhem and families feudin'! Making a movie with your rich friends is just courting disaster.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    EW Does Dallas

    It's been a good long while since we've had any news about the big-screen version of Dallas; I know, sucks, doesn't it? Well, the issue of Entertainment Weekly arriving at subscribers' doorsteps tomorrow has a short item about the movie, which seems to be moving along at a dead snail's pace. Because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    Observer Writer Seeks Can-Do-Over

    I have no idea how serious a mayoral candidate Zac Crain will be come next year's elections; Lord knows he's swimming in a crowded pool that will likely include not only Mayor Laura Miller, but also attorney and perennial candidate Darrell Jordan, council members Don Hill and Bill Blaydes (and, just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2006

    Luke Wilson? Sounds Familiar...

    My favorite thing about this item are the first two words: "Movie star." I just like the fact someone felt the need to remind people who Luke Wilson is, 'cause God forbid they confuse him with pastry chef Luke Wilson or flamenco instructor Luke Wilson or gas-station attendant Luke Wilson. Everything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Ewing Don't Want to Eat with J.R.?

    To quote Groucho Marx: Whatever it is, I'm against it. Certainly that's the God's honest when it comes to this big-screen version of Dallas, which will star Robert Davi as J.R. Ewing, Costas Mandylor as his younger brother Bobby, Shannon Tweed as Sue Ellen and Katey Segal as Pam. (What, that's not r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2006

    I Hope They Shoot It on Uranus

    According to this just-posted piece from the Dallas Business Journal, a location scout for the big-screen version of Dallas has extended his/her stay from three days to two weeks, giving the Dallas Film Commission folks the impression the movie might get shot here after all. According to the story, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2006

    Bend it Like...Hagman

    Well, it is an improvement: Variety's reporting that producers for the movie version of Dallas, which I feel like I've already seen and walked out on at this point, have chosen a replacement for departing director Robert Luketic. Her name is Gurinder Chadha, and she's best known for Bend it Like Bec ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Who Is That Guy?

    He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    J.R. Wants to Stay in Florida

    Wuh-oh. Don't think the mayor's gonna like this bit o' bad news. Seems John Travolta, tapped to star as J.R. Ewing in the oddly anticipated big-screen version of Dallas, wants to film the movie near his home. In Florida. "John Travolta loves his adopted hometown of Ocala so much he hopes to film s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2005
  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Tree Wave

    March 17

  • Dining

    November 20, 2003


    Can women meet a decent guy in a bar?

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Paradise Lost

    Letting the Yanomamö speak for themselves

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    The Big House

    Denver ain't Dallas, but it might be Dynasty

  • Film

    October 10, 2002

    Viva Vistas

    Dallas' Latino film festival keeps raising the bar

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2001

    Awesome Possums

    Being a dame isn't what one keeps in his or her support hose

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Love & Rockets

    Andrew Beal spent $200 million trying to launch rockets without Uncle Sam's help. His dream went down in flames

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Take these records, please

    Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think

  • Film

    April 9, 1998
  • News

    December 18, 1997
  • News

    October 23, 1997

    Mr. Passion

    Meet Dallas literary agent Evan Fogelman, the brains behind the bodice-rippers

  • Calendar

    September 25, 1997
  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Picture Imperfect

    A struggling arts foundation gives kids a chance to see South Dallas through a camera lens