Following the death of Larry Hagman right after the Thanksgiving holiday, there were all sorts of questions as to how it would be best to treat a man who is dearly regarded by many as one of the biggest pioneers and legends in the history of television. When it comes to CBS, the network has decided that their best move is to keep him as a part of a gig that he joyfully perform months before his passing.
Earlier this week, the network confirmed that Hagman will be appearing in their new “I Get That a Lot” special airing on January 9, which is a show where celebrities dress up as everyday people, and try to convince people that they are not the famous stars that folks claim that they are. Specifically, Hagman will be taking part as a man giving away samples of barbecue sauce while at a Costco-like warehouse store. He filmed his segment in September, just as he was getting going with work on “Dallas.”
For “Amazing Race” fans, there is also some good news in that the Emmy-winning show’s host in Phil Keoghan will also be making an appearance posing as an outdoors clothing store worker.
For those who have yet to really hear much when it comes to how TNT is handling this tragedy, Hagman will be a part of a series of episodes for “Dallas,” including the January 28 premiere. A funeral for his character of J.R. Ewing is currently slated for March 11, and several stars of the original series are currently in talks to reprise their old roles. If you want to find out some more information about the plans the network has in store to lay the character to rest, you can do so over at the link here.