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Dallas cast reunited for awards
(L) Charlene Tilton, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman
The TV Land awards celebrate classic US shows
Cast members from the 1980s soap Dallas have been reunited to receive a prize at a US TV awards ceremony.

Larry Hagman, who played JR Ewing, was among the group which collected the pop culture prize at the annual TV Land awards in California.

Hagman's screen brother Patrick Duffy, who played Bobby, and Linda Gray, who was Sue Ellen, also attended.

A movie remake of the Texas oil drama, which was broadcast in the US and UK from 1978 to 1991, is in development.

Variety newspaper claimed last week that John Travolta had been asked to play JR in the film, with Jennifer Lopez being sought for the character of Sue Ellen.

City campaign

Other original cast members to attend included Ken Kercheval, who played Cliff Barnes, Steve Kanaly, who was Ray Krebbs, and Charlene Tilton, who was Lucy Ewing.

The primetime soap opera about love and betrayal among Texan oil magnates was a hit around the world.

In 1980, 83 million US TV viewers tuned in to find out who shot Texan oil baron JR Ewing, played by Larry Hagman.

Officials in Dallas have launched a campaign called Shoot JR in Dallas to entice 20th Century Fox to film the movie version in the city by getting the private sector to offer incentives.


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