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‘Dallas’ to give Hagman a Texas-sized send-off

NEED TO KNOW
  • Actor Larry Hagman passed away Friday at 81 after battle with cancer
  • Season 2 of TNT's 'Dallas' reboot to premiere on January 28

With the news of Larry Hagman's passing last week, "Dallas" is looking to give his iconic character J.R. Ewing a special send-off.

The second season of the "Dallas" reboot began filming in October, and Hagman filmed six of the 15 episodes before he died. The second season will premiere on TNT on January 28, and sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the producers of the rebooted show are working on a way to properly say goodbye to Hagman's character.

Read more: Celebrities mourn loss of Larry Hagman

J.R. Ewing was the oil magnate at the center of the original "Dallas" show that began airing in 1978. Hagman reprised his signature role for the 2012 remake that centers around the next generation of Ewings -- J.R.'s son John Ross (played by Josh Henderson) and his brother Bobby's adopted son Christopher (played by Jesse Metcalfe).

The second season is set to pick up with J.R. and John Ross trying to take down Christopher and his wife Elena to gain total control over Christopher and John Ross' start-up company, Ewing Energies.

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