In what might be the biggest television sendoff of 2013, the funeral for "Dallas" character J.R. Ewing has been set for the show’s March 11 episode, reports TVLine.com.
The TNT revival of the classic television drama will lay oilman Ewing to rest in the second season’s eighth episode. TV actor Larry Hagman, known for his portrayal of Ewing, filmed a number of second-season episodes before his sudden death, the piece adds.
The sendoff is rumored to include a number of returning "Dallas" actors, including several who haven’t yet been seen on the new TNT version of the series. The second season returns Jan. 28.
The "Who Shot J.R.?" episode of the original "Dallas" series on CBS — the actual episode title was "Who Done It?" — aired Nov. 21, 1980, and remains one of the highest-rated TV programs of all time. The episode, in which J.R. Ewing survived being shot, had a 53.3 Nielsen rating and 76 share, with about 83 million viewers tuning in.