Who shot J.R. may be the most famous TV question of all times, but Bobby Ewing's "big dream" shower scene is quite possibly one of the most famous, and ridiculed plotlines in history.
The cast of the newly revamped Dallas has stripped down to just towels and posed in the shower for their return with the tagline: “They’re back. And no, you’re not dreaming!”
In the photo Larry Hagman dons J.R. Ewing’s trademark cowboy hat to stand with Patrick Duffy and the rest of the cast in the shower – a tribute to the scene where Bobby Ewing miraculously came back from the dead, with his passing and long absence being explained away as a dream.
They’re joined by Linda Gray, who played the original Sue Ellen, and new cast mates Jesse Metcalf, Jordana Brewster, Brenda Strong, Julie Gonzalo and Josh Henderson.
Hagman announced he had cancer in 2011, shortly before filming of the new show started.
“As J.R. I could get away with anything – bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer,” he said.
The 80-year-old reassured his fans that the illness is not life threatening. “I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer.”
Hagman said that he was thrilled to be back working on Dallas.
“I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love. Besides, as we all know, you can’t keep J.R. down!"