Larry Hagman


One of my favourite all-time phone interviews was with Bill Daily. A familiar and welcome face on TV through the ’60s and ’70s, the comedian and actor died Sept. 4 in New Mexico at the age of 91. Daily played apartment-crashing neighbour and airline co-pilot Howard Borden on The Bob Newhart Show (1972 – 78)

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks if J.R. is gone for good on Dallas. The answer, of course, is yes. Bravo will miss him in Canada; the Canadian specialty channel scored a record 453,000 overnight viewers for Larry Hagman’s  tribute episode Monday.We talk about a lot of other stuff; you can listen in here.

Can Dallas survive without Larry Hagman? That journey begins now  Monday night, Dallas bids farewell to one of TV’s greatest villains.The episode (on TNT and Bravo in Canada at 9 p.m. ET) reunites some former cast members, including Ken Kercheval and Charlene Tilton, as friends and family gather to pay respects to Larry Hagman’s ultimate

Hagman: the brim kept getting bigger to extend past his eyebrows It was just about a year ago, in January of 2012, when Larry Hagman faced television critics as a group for the final time. The TV icon passed away Friday at 81 of complications from cancer. He was battered but unbowed, thin from the

Back in business: Patrick Duffy and Larry Hagman Way back when TV first started feeding my family, the biggest star there was was Larry Hagman. Dallas was on at least a dozen TV Guide Canada covers in the ’80s as readers couldn’t get enough of J.R., sexy Victoria Principal, Southfork and all those Ewing shenanigans.TNT