How Larry Hagman's death impacts 'Dallas'

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With actor Larry Hagman’s passing on Friday, TNT’s newly revived version of Dallas is planning some adjustments to its second season.

Hagman had continued working on the show even after his announcement last October that he was diagnosed with cancer. In fact, he was scheduled to appear on set this week. Sources say he completed filming “a number of episodes” and will appear in season two of the series, though it’s unclear if the actor had a reduced work schedule compared to season one to accommodate his illness.

His passing will also be incorporated into the show. Sources say the show’s writers and producers plan to start working on a way to give the character “the proper sendoff that he deserves.” Dallas season two, which will have 15 episodes, is currently scheduled to premiere on Jan. 28, which should give the production time to make creative adjustments. The first season averaged 6.1 million viewers Live + 7 per week.

UPDATE: Patrick Duffy’s heartfelt reaction to Larry Hagman’s death

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