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Larry Hagman is going from Southfork Ranch to Wisteria Lane.

The Dallas star and erstwhile J.R. Ewing will appear on Desperate Housewives later this season, he tells The Hollywood Reporter.

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Hagman will play the love interest of Lynette's mother, Stella Wingfield (Polly Bergen

), and will start shooting next week. Having never seen the show, the 79-year-old says he has been catching up on Hulu."I can watch a hundred episodes on my iPad," he says. "I never watch television, so I better get started so I can see what the show's all about." 

TNT orders Dallas update

After his Housewives stint, Hagman could make a return trip to Dallas. TNT has ordered a reboot of the '80s prime-time soap, which will focus on the children and grandchildren of feuding brothers J.R. and Bobby Ewing. Hagman says negotiations are currently ongoing.