J.R. EWING TO VISIT DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES
Another TV icon will make a stop on Wisteria Lane in 2011. Larry Hagman (“Dallas,” “I Dream of Jeannie”) will reportedly play the love interest of Lynette Scavo’s (played by Felicity Huffman) party-animal mom (played by Polly Bergen). The Hollywood Reporter notes that Hagman had never seen “Desperate Housewives” before accepting the role. The shooting of Hagman’s oil tycoon J.R. Ewing on “Dallas” in 1980 captivated the country as everyone spent the summer wondering “Who Shot J.R.?” No word on whether he will make it out of Wisteria Lane in one piece.
Earlier this week, “Desperate Housewives” announced that “Rhoda” star Valerie Harper would be a guest star when the series returns in January.