ORIGINAL "DALLAS" CAST MEMBERS LARRY HAGMAN, VICTORIA PRINCIPAL, LINDA GRAY, PATRICK DUFFY, CHARLENE TILTON, KEN KERCHEVAL AND STEVE KANALY REUNITE AT SOUTHFORK RANCH TO CELEBRATE THE LONG-RUNNING HIT SERIES, ON "DALLAS REUNION: RETURN TO SOUTHFORK," SUNDAY, NOV. 7 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Mary Crosby, Who Played the Infamous Kristin Shepard, Also Returns
DALLAS REUNION: RETURN TO SOUTHFORK will reunite original "Dallas" cast members Larry Hagman, Victoria Principal, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Charlene Tilton, Ken Kercheval and Steve Kanaly at Southfork Ranch, to celebrate the long-running hit series, Sunday, Nov. 7 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mary Crosby, who played the infamous Kristin Shepard, also returns.
"Dallas," with 356 episodes broadcast during 13 seasons on the Network (April 2, 1978 to May 3, 1991), remains television's second longest-running primetime entertainment series, surpassed only by CBS's "Gunsmoke" (402) episodes. "Dallas" also holds the distinction of having one of the highest-rated episodes in television history ("Who Shot J.R.?," 11-21-80), which garnered a 53.3 rating and a 77 share and was watched by more than 300 million people worldwide.
It's been more than 25 years since the "Dallas" cast took up residence at the famous Southfork Ranch just outside of Dallas. They will meet there again for this special reunion to tour the famous grounds, talk about the series' most infamous storylines and reminisce about their time together on the show. Larry Hagman will also share his own home movies that were shot when "Dallas" was actually being filmed.
"Dallas" couples J.R. and Sue Ellen (Larry Hagman, Linda Gray) and Pam and Bobby (Victoria Principal, Patrick Duffy) will remember their years together. Charlene Tilton looks back at the time she spent playing Lucy Ewing, the granddaughter of the head of the Dallas clan, Jock Ewing (the late Jim Davis). Also reminiscing about their parts on the show are Ken Kercheval, who played Pam's lawyer brother, Cliff Barnes, and Steve Kanaly, who played Southfork's ranch foreman Ray Krebbs. Mary Crosby, who played the infamous Kristin Shepard, will talk about her part in one of the most famous scenes ever filmed on network television.
The season finale cliffhanger originated on "Dallas," and there was a cliffhanger at the end of the last show for all of its 13 seasons. Did Sue Ellen and her baby survive a car crash? Who was found floating face down in the Ewing's swimming pool? Would Cliff Barnes die of a drug overdose? What happened to Pam and the Ewing family after Bobby was killed saving her from a speeding car? And, in season two, the most famous cliffhanger of all: Who shot J.R.?
Prior to the special's broadcast, "Dallas" fans will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite cliffhanger of all time. The voting will begin on Monday, Sept. 27 and will end on November 6. For details, log-on to CBS.com. The final results will be revealed on the special.
DALLAS REUNION: RETURN TO SOUTHFORK is being produced by Henry Winkler/Michael Levitt Productions. Henry Winkler ("So Weird") and Michael Levitt ("TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV") are the executive producers; Greg Sills ("VH1 Diva Duets") is the supervising producer; Linda Giambrone ("Hollywood Squares") is the coordinating producer; Gary Tellalian ("TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV") is the producer. Michael Dempsey ("Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute") will direct the special from a script by Stephen Pouliot ("CBS At 75").