Larry Hagman's death to be made into Dallas 'Who Killed JR' plot – Daily TV round-up

New plot is to mirror the classic 'who shot JR?' strand from 1980

Larry Hagman's death is to be weaved into the plot of a one-hour special of 'Dallas', it has emerged.

The show is to repeat the formula of its infamous 'who shot JR?' plot from 1980, by setting up another whodunnit, but this time to write out JR's character for good by setting up a plot to find out who killed him.

Hagman... real-life death to be weaved into Dallas (Copyright: Channel 5)

“We wanted Larry’s legacy to remain beyond this show,” a show source told the Daily Mirror.

“We felt that one way would be to mirror the most memorable episode of all time.”

Hagman died of complications from throat cancer in November last year, aged 81.

He was in the middle of filming the fifth episode of the second season in the newly invigorated reboot of the classic TV show.

The 'who shot JR?' plot was among the show's most famous moments, with 85 million viewers around the world tuning in to find out.

It emerged on November 21, 1980, that it was in fact JR's sister-in-law and mistress Kristin Shepard, played by Mary Crosby, who tried to murder the oil magnate in a fit of anger. [Daily Mirror]

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