The saga of the wealthy Ewing family - patriarch Jock Ewing, who started Ewing Oil; Miss Ellie, his wife, and their three sons - J.R., the ruthless CEO, married to Sue Ellen Shepard; Bobby, who married Pamela Barnes, daughter of the Ewing's chief business rival; and Gary, considered an outcast by his father, who moved to California.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Dallas Reunion: Return to So… Aired: Nov. 07, 2004
Seven of the show's original cast members (Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman, Steve Kanaly, Ken Kercheval, Victoria Principal and Charlene …
Series Fun Facts
- Susan Howard is the only cast member to write episodes of the series (9.23 "Sitting Ducks" and 10.23 "The Ten Percent Solution").
- Originally, the show was intended as a starring vehicle for Victoria Principal due to the fact that Pam would act as a buffer between the Ewings and the Barnses and J.R. would have been more…
[show]Originally, the show was intended as a starring vehicle for Victoria Principal due to the fact that Pam would act as a buffer between the Ewings and the Barnses and J.R. would have been more of a supporting character. However, the producers were so impressed by Larry Hagman's portrayal of the immoral J.R. that he immediately was bumped up to be the show's main character.
- Howard Keel refused to do a script reading for Dallas producers at his first meeting with them, saying he was a "lousy reader" and that "what they saw was what they got".