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Dallas (TV series)

Dallas title card from 1989 � 1991|
FormatSerial drama
Prime time soap opera
Created byDavid Jacobs
Directed byIrving J. Moore
StarringBarbara Bel Geddes
Jim Davis
Patrick Duffy
Linda Gray
Larry Hagman
Susan Howard
Steve Kanaly
Howard Keel
George Kennedy
Ken Kercheval
Audrey Landers
Cathy Podewell
Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Victoria Principal
Dack Rambo
Donna Reed
Charlene Tilton
Sheree J. Wilson|
Omari Kats
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons14 (including mini-series)
No. of episodes357
List of episodesList of Dallas episodes
Running time45 Minutes (excluding commercials)
Production companyLorimar Productions 1978-86, Lorimar Telepictures 1986-88, Lorimar Television 1988-1991
DistributorWarner Bros. Television
Original channelCBS
Picture format480p SDTV
Audio formatMono 1978-1986
Stereo 1986-88
CBS Stereosound 1988-91
First airedApril 2, 1978
Last airedMay 3, 1991
Followed byDallas: The Early Years
Dallas: J.R. Returns
Dallas: War of the Ewings
Dallas (2012)
Related showsKnots Landing

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'Dallas' is an American serial drama/prime time soap opera that revolves around the Ewings, a wealthy Texas family in the oil and cattle-ranching industries. Throughout the series, Larry Hagman stars as greedy, scheming oil baron J. R. Ewing. The show also starred stage/screen actress Barbara Bel Geddes as family matriarch Miss Ellie, and movie Western actor Jim Davis in his last role as Ewing patriarch Jock Ewing before his death in 1981.

The show debuted in April 1978 as a five-part miniseries on the CBS network, and then was subsequently broadcast for thirteen seasons from April 2, 1978 to May 3, 1991. Dallas was included in Time magazine's 2007 list of "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME." The show was also famous for its cliffhangers, including the "Who shot J.R.?" mystery, and the "Dream Season", in which everything that transpired during season eight was later revealed to have been all a dream.

In 2010, TNT (sister company to Warner Bros. Television, current owners of the series) announced it would air an updated version of the Dallas series. The new series will primarily center around J.R. Ewing's son John Ross Ewing III, and Bobby Ewing's adopted son Christopher Ewing.

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