Knots Landing

1979, TV Show

News

Ask Matt: Fargo, Glades Rage (and Other Cancellations), Case Histories

Billy Bob Thornton

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I am shocked how some of your readers think Fargo should have been just a follow-up to the movie with let's see how Marge is doing since everyone else involved in the movie was either dead or in prison. I agree that the show is terrific. The episode last week was one of the most amazing episodes of TV I have ever seen.

read more

Ask Matt: Finales (Castle, Mentalist), Penny Dreadful, Cancellation Fallout

Simon Baker, Robin Tunney

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: Last week, you wrote about how producers "often — too often, to be honest — try to end their seasons with a bang ... in hopes of stimulating interest for when they return several months later." I understand the reasoning, and it definitely worked for me with Person of Interest — it was game-changing and left me very curious to see how it goes, but satisfying. However I had the opposite reaction to Castle, which looked to be heading for a good place to pause with a minor game-changer (Mr. & Mrs. Castle), even got some nice wedding emotion going, and then threw in a ridiculous "dun-dun-dun" moment which had zero emotional impact as no one believes Castle could be dead. Most of these cliffhangers now seem to me like cheap tricks, a shyster trying to "buy" your viewing next fall, while moving the story to a new level seems a legitimate way of keeping interest and far more likely to have a good payoff in terms of the story next year. Anyway, it led me to wonder are there any "cliffhangers" of the past that you remember with pleasure and/or satisfaction, or is it only the game-changers that stand out in your mind? As always, thanks for an interesting column. — Elle

read more

Knots Landing Alum Donna Mills Dishes Her Hot New Gig on General Hospital

Donna Mills

It's been 21 years since Knots Landing went off the air but it's still paying off for Donna Mills. The actress, who played cul-de-sac baddie Abby Ewing on the long-running primetime soap, has joined ABC's General Hospital as yet another ritzy firestarter, Madeline Reeves. Mills hit the air March 14 for a story arc scheduled to run about two months.

read more

General Hospital Casts Knots Landing Star Donna Mills

Donna Mills

General Hospital has cast Knots Landing star Donna Mills in a mysterious role, Entertainment Weekly reports.

read more

Knots Landing's Julie Harris Dies at 87

Julie Harris

Broadway icon Julie Harris, who also starred in Knots Landing, died Saturday of congestive heart failure at her home in West Chatham, Mass., The Associated Press reports. She was 87.

read more

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’s Laurence Haddon Dies at 90

Haddon passed away May 10 in Santa Monica, Calif., due to complications from Lewy body disease, a form of dementia.

Haddon got his start in entertainment as a stage and live TV actor in the late 1950s after serving as a Merchant Marine in WWII. He shared the Broadway stage with Larry Hagman and Julie Harris in 1959's The Warm Peninsula.

read more

Monday Playlist: Silence Is Golden on Switched at Birth

Switched at Birth

Alarms are sounded several times, but we never hear them, in a tremendously effective and thematically overdue episode of ABC Family's best-of-network Switched at Birth (8/7c), which unfolds almost entirely in American Sign Language. By necessity, actions speak louder than words — all in subtitles, or sometimes tweets — as the deaf and hard-of-hearing students at Carlton School for the Deaf rally to protest the school board's decision to shutter their campus. (The hearing students, whose integration into the student body has caused some friction this season, also pitch in.)

read more

The Tuesday Playlist: Finales, a Salute to Primetime Soaps, White Collar, The Taste

Lauren Graham, Jason Ritter

It's another ridiculously busy night of TV, with premieres and finales jousting for attention amid other distractions. It's just as well that CBS' top-rated lineup is taking a breather with repeats.

First, the farewells, going head to head. Once again, NBC sends away its reliably tear-jerking Parenthood (10/9c) earlier in the TV year than we'd like, but a limited run of 15 episodes beats the alternative. Shows like this don't tend to repeat well, and if a shorter run makes business sense — while freeing up the time period in the back half of the season for something else (in this case, a retooled Smash in two weeks) — then so be it. This fourth season has been Parenthood's strongest and most emotionally charged to date, especially in the storyline involving Kristina's breast cancer ordeal, providing Monica Potter and Peter Krause (as husband Adam) with their strongest dramatic material to date. Emmy voters, wake up and take note.

read more

Keck's Exclusives: Dallas Ties Up a Knots Landing Reunion

Joan Van Ark and Charlene Tilton

TNT's Dallas will reunite Lucy Ewing (Charlene Tilton) with her mom, Valene (Joan Van Ark), and father, Gary (Ted Shackelford), this spring. "I haven't... read more

24 Alum Annie Wersching Heading to Dallas

Annie Wersching

Annie Wersching is Dallas-bound!

The 24 alum has landed a recurring role on the TNT series, TVLine.com reports. Wersching will play... read more

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Older »

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: December 27, 1979, on CBS
Rating: None
User Rating: (28 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: A new clan of Ewings hits the air---and the sheets---in this `Dallas' spin-off set on a cul-de-sac in Southern California and centering on the exploits of recovering alcoholic Gary Ewing (brother of J.R.), his wife and their friends---and enemies. The hugely successful drama outlasted all other nighttime soaps of the '80s, running for 14 seasons. Trivia note: Even though Bobby Ewing's death (famously) turned out to be only a dream on `Dallas,' he remained dead in the `Knots Landing' universe.

Cast

Shop

Knots Landing Revisted
Buy Knots Landing Revisted from Amazon.com
From BearManor Media (Paperback)
Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your credit card will not be charged until we ship the item.
Buy New: $18.58 (as of 1:36 AM EST - more info)
Knots Landing: Season 2
Buy Knots Landing: Season 2 from Amazon.com
From Warner Home Video (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $17.20 (as of 1:36 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular