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Dallas (television)

Dallas was a long-running primetime television soap opera about a wealthy Texas oil family. The first show aired on the CBS network from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991.

The series is probably best-known for the central character of J.R. Ewing, the vain, greedy, scheming, crass oil baron played by Larry Hagman for the show's entire run.

It is also known for two famous episodes that made TV history:

The series was shot at the Southfork Ranch which is now a tourist attraction and a convention center. It is located in Plano, a suburb north of Dallas. Many of the show's exteriors, including shots of each protagonist's respective skyscraper office, were also shot in the Dallas area.


A spin-off series, Knots Landing, ran from 1979 to 1993.

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