TNT: Funeral coming for J.R. Ewing on new ‘Dallas’

TNT: Funeral coming for J.R. Ewing on new ‘Dallas’

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LONDON - Aug. 21: Larry Hagman and Linda Grey attend the Channel 5 Dallas Launch Party at Old Billingsgate Market on Aug. 21, 2012 in London.

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The Associated Press

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on “Dallas.”

TNT begins the second season of its “Dallas” revival next month. The network said Tuesday that it will hold a funeral for Larry Hagman’s memorable character at some point in the 15-episode season but that it hasn’t been filmed or scheduled yet. Hagman died at age 81 over the Thanksgiving weekend.

TNT spokeswoman Erin Felentzer said the network isn’t saying how Ewing will be killed off in the series. Hagman kept working until soon before his death due to complications of cancer, and will appear in several of the new season’s episodes.

Hagman’s character is a television icon dating back to the “Who Shot J.R.?” episodes in the 1980s.

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