Who Shot J.R.?, March 21 & November 21, 1980

J.R. Ewing was the very definition of a “snake in the grass.” An habitual two-timing scamp, J.R. – played by Larry Hagman – stopped at nothing to get his way. By the end of the third season, the entire world loved to hate this character, and indeed, the 1979-1980 season was broadcast in 53 countries […]

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Twin Peaks 2-Hour Debut, April 8, 1990

David Lynch’s films, Eraserhead, Elephant Man, and Blue Velvet, had sparked a cult following for his edgy, intimate, and dark technique. When it was announced that Lynch had landed on the 1989 fall TV schedule with his new mini-series, there was immediate buzz, plus wide publicity and interest. Time Magazine called him the “czar of bizarre.” Entertainment Weekly boasted the […]

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