* [[AuthorExistenceFailure Actor Existence Failure]]: Larry Hagman passed away on November 23, 2012. As a result, [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim J.R. died as well]].
* TheCharacterDiedWithHim:
** Jim Davis passed away suddenly during production of the fourth season. The production crew had his character, Jock Ewing, go offscreen for a year while they figured out how to write out his character, then finally perish in an offscreen plane crash.
** Barbara Bel Geddes' character, Miss Ellie, does not appear in the rebooted series, as the actress had passed away in 2005. She is stated to have died of a heart attack sometime between the end of the original series and the pilot of the rebooted series.
** J.R. Ewing in season two of the rebooted series, in the wake of Larry Hagman's death.
* TheDanza: Harris' mother Judith Ryland is played by Judith Light, while her granddaughter Emma is played by Emma Bell.
* {{Defictionalization}}:
** Audrey Landers released a compilation of all the songs she sang (as Afton Cooper) on the original series as a standalone album, ''Dallas Feels Like Home'', in 2013.
** As part of the promotion for the third season, "Ewing Energies" [[http://abcnews.go.com/Business/dallas-tvs-ewing-gas-station-selling-gas-198/story?id=22649333 opened a real gas station in NYC, for $1.98 a gallon]].
* FanNickname: Not fans, but the actors themselves. When they looked and saw the actors playing the "New Generation" of Ewings (Christopher, Elena, Rebecca, and John Ross) were named '''J'''esse, '''J'''ordana, '''J'''ulie and '''J'''osh, they occasionally call themselves varying versions of "The J Squad" or "The J Team" .
* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Among other notable character actors, the producers of the 2012 series seem hellbent on featuring every supporting cast member of the {{FOX}} series ''Series/TwentyFour'' they can find, including Carlos Bernard (Tony Almeida) as Vicente Cano, Glenn Morshower (Aaron Pierce) as Lou Rosen, Faran Tahir (Tomas Sherek) as Frank Ashkani and Annie Wersching (Renee Walker) as Alison Jones.
** [[Series/StargateAtlantis Colonel Caldwell]] has left the Air Force and is now in business in Dallas.
** Some of the early episodes feature [[GilligansIsland the "movie star" Ginger]].
** One of the minor characters near the end of the original run was portrayed by Barbara Eden. Somehow, it might make you think that [[IDreamOfJeannie a genie and her master reunited again]].
** They also seem hellbent on featuring Desperate Housewives alumni in their cast - Mary Alice, John the Gardener, Aidan the Bad Boy...
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