The characters on TNT's 'Dallas' have some deep pockets and hefty bank accounts; now they're about to be joined by a six-million-dollar man.
Lee Majors, star of 'The Fall Guy' and more recently 'The Game,' has booked a two-episode role on the hit TNT series 'Dallas' as a character named Ken Richards. Richards is an old flame of Sue Ellen's who is now back in her life--but this time the order of the day is business rather than romance or pleasure.
Majors, the eponymous character in 'The Six Million Dollar Man,' has continued to amass an impressive film resume even since his 1970s-1980s salad days. His IMDB.com page boasts dozens of roles in the Aughts, including recent guest starring appearances on 'Raising Hope,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'CSI: NY.' Majors is also presently filming a number of feature film roles, to be released in 2013 and 2014.
The TNT revival series 'Dallas,' a sequel to the massively popular serial of same name from decades ago, faced a tragic challenge when Larry Hagman (star of both the original and the revival series) passed away in 2012. The series was faced with the question of how to move forward without Hagman's J.R. character, a household name and world-famous villain. Rather than fold their tent, 'Dallas' pressed forward, incorporating the tragic loss into their storyline, determined to make Hagman proud by producing a series worthy of the years of loyal service he gave to J.R.
The casting of another 70s television star, even for a couple of episodes, shows 'Dallas' commitment to pleasing viewers both young and old; the TNT drama is known for weaving together stories of sexual intrigue concerning its younger actors with the business kingmaking of their older, original cast.
'Dallas' began its second season last week with record ratings; the next episode airs tomorrow night on TNT.