Four months after his death and mere days after his larger-than-life alter ego J.R. Ewing was laid to rest, Larry Hagman will finally get that which he never had in life: a life-sized Larry Hagman statue in Weatherford. That's the plan of the Weatherford City Council and The Larry Hagman Memorial C ... More >>
When the first season of the revamped Dallas debuted in June, it was described in the trade press as a ratings gusher, pulling in a solid 6.9 million viewers. It seems that the ratings bonanza is now over. The show's second season pulled in fewer than 3 million viewers, a series low. It fared even ... More >>
Our resident Englishman stumbled across an article in a popular UK newspaper that aimed some snark at what the paper called current food trends. Gavin, who at his present rate of Americanization will soon own an AR-15 and a pickup, took exception to the article's outlook. An Open Letter to The Guar ... More >>
A of couple weeks ago we were happy to report that LaGrange's new snow cone trailer is giving out free booze, thanks to a salacious little loophole in Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. Well, today we have even better news: The snow cone trailer is opening at 5 p.m. for a test run. Then, starting Wedn ... More >>
Is everyone so excited for the new season of Dallas? Oh, you are actually excited? Then you should join our friends at Mixmaster tonight at the Angelika for a screening of the first episode of the new show. We even made you a drinking schedule! So, to get you nice and limbered up for the big night ... More >>
Photo by Zade Rosenthal, courtesy Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc.Father and son: Larry Hagman and Josh Henderson on the set of Dallas yesterdayTNT's crack publicity department sends word: Production began on that next-gen Dallas this week -- 21 hours ago, or thereabouts, from the looks of Jo ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park directs our attention to GQ's round-up of The 40 Worst-Dressed Cities in America, and if there's one bit of good news, it's this: Austin and Houston are just a wee bit fuglier, coming at No. 18 and No. 21, respectively, on a list where Dallas ranks 23rd. But, really, the l ... More >>
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 >>
Photo by Patrick MichelsLarry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray on the Southfork Ranch balcony at the November 2008 Dallas cast reunionLarry Hagman's already in Dallas -- downtown, to be specific, where the once and future J.R. Ewing will speak at 11 this morning and again at 2 this afternoon ... More >>
Looks like those old bumper stickers the city made finally did the trick.We've been waiting since at least September to see whether TNT and Warner Horizon Television would be shooting that Dallas pilot here -- ya know, in Dallas? Larry Hagman, who will be among The Holy Trinity of original cast m ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Welcome to a new recurring feature here on DC9 where we talk to people of interest in the metroplex about their taste in music, including likes, dislikes, and guilty pleasures. We're calling it Pedestrian Playlist -- because, hey, everyone listens to music. A dude wearing a tie like that is bound to ... More >>
If you are familiar with Parker, Texas, at all, doubtless it's because of Southfork Ranch, home to JR Ewing and his fictional clan from Dallas. But while the symbol for the Ewing empire might be the oil well, the signage for Parker's only winery features the peacock. You see, when Jay and Ca ... More >>
Photos by Andrea GrimesFor those about to not talk about Dallas in terms of shoulder pads and oil barons, Mayor Tom Leppert salutes you.Perhaps you've heard: Dallas is no longer the city of J.R. Ewing. Mayor Tom Leppert said as much during the topping-off ceremony at the convention center hotel, ... More >>
Not together, mind you -- this isn't a joint project between Ewing Oil and the Hilltop. But both Larry Hagman, now positioning himself as the Anti-Palin, and Southern Methodist are making a singular push for solar power -- the former Dallas star in a highly publicized ad for a German photovoltaic ... More >>
Justin TerveenDowntown Dallas as it looked during last year's Earth HourSpeaking of our pal Justin ...Last year we enlisted him to shoot the city as it went dark for World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. Only problem: Despite the lengthy list of buildings scheduled to join the 60-minute blackout, it ... More >>
Burn Notice creator Matt NIx, also responsible for the working-titled Code 58Just a quick follow-up about Code 58, the FOX buddy-cop series set to shoot here beginning January 26 with Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks. Yes, yes, as the great Ed Bark noted yesterday on something called LocateTV.com ... More >>
Everything's bigger in Dallas. Even the, um, hats. I can't believe you people. Yeah, you. The ones who actually spend a millisecond of your precious time on Earth worrying about how a certain Dallas Cowboys' quarterback wears his cap. Not his helmet, mind you. His hat. I'm all about big ha ... More >>
Patrick MichelsLarry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray at Southfork Ranch at the Dallas reunion in November '08Can't believe it -- we get to use our "Ugh, More New About the Dallas Movie" slug again, long after that remake died a slow death some time in '07. Only this time, according to The Ne ... More >>
Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.
Buzz picks a few nits with the year that was
Can women meet a decent guy in a bar?
An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?
The D.O.C. is ready to take on the world. And he's bringing Dallas with him.
Andrew Beal spent $200 million trying to launch rockets without Uncle Sam's help. His dream went down in flames
Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think
The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.