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Television's Dallas

Television's Dallas

Television's Dallas

The real Southfork


Dallas first appeared on CBS Apr. 2, 1978, and continued for 10 seasons until May 1988. It resurrected the prime-time soap opera that had last been seen in the 1960s series Peyton Place. It was ranked #1 in 1980 with a rating of 34.5, followed by #2 Dukes of Hazzard with 27.3 and #3 60 Minutes with 27.0. The third season ended with the shooting of JR, and the second episode of the fourth season revealed Kristin as the one who did it, with a viewing audience share of 76% of all televisions in use the night of Nov. 21, 1980.

Cast:

  • Larry Hagman as John Ross "JR" Ewing
  • Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing
  • Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie Ewing
  • Jim Davis as Jock Ewing
  • Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing
  • Victoria Principal as Pamela Barnes Ewing
  • Charlene Tilton as Lucy Ewing
  • Ted Shackelford as Gary Ewing
  • Steve Kanaly as Ray Krebbs
  • Ken Kercheval as Cliff Barnes
  • Mary Crosby as Kristin Shepard



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