Dallas (1978 TV series, season 9)

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Dallas (season 9)
Dallas (1978) Season 9 DVD cover.jpg
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes31
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 27, 1985 (1985-09-27) – May 16, 1986 (1986-05-16)
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List of Dallas (1978 TV series) episodes

The ninth season of the television series Dallas aired on CBS during the 1985–86 TV season. As the entire season was annulled as a dream of character Pamela Barnes Ewing in the season 10 premiere, it has since been referred to as the "Dream Year" or the "Dream Season".[1][2]

Cast[edit]

Starring[edit]

In alphabetical order:

Also Starring[edit]

Special Guest Stars[edit]

Notable guest stars[edit]

William Smithers (Jeremy Wendell) continues to appear, and Joshua Harris takes on the role as Christopher Ewing. Merete Van Kamp (Grace) and George Chakiris (Nicholas) appear in a major story arc, as does Solomon Smaniotto (Tony Krebbs), but none of them will return beyond the season.

Crew[edit]

After years of only minor changes in the creative staff of the series, the ninth season sees several overhauls: while Philip Capice and Cliff Fenneman remain executive producer and associate producer respectively, James H. Brown replaces Leonard Katzman as producer, who is now the program's creative consultant. Peter Dunne as supervising producer replaces Katzman as showrunner, while Joel J. Feigenbaum as executive story consultant replaces David Paulsen, and Hollace White and Stephanie Garman join as story editors.

Among the three main writers for the two previous seasons, only Leonard Katzman returns for season nine. Other writers for the season are Peter Dunne (who had written two season eight episodes), Will Lorin (who had worked on the show during seasons five and six), and newcomers Joel J. Feigenbaum, Hollace White, Stephanie Garmin, Deanne Barkley, Bill Taub, and series star Susan Howard (Donna).


DVD release[edit]

Season nine of Dallas' was released by Warner Bros. Home Video, on a Region 1 DVD box set of four double-sided DVDs, on July 15, 2008. In addition to the 31 episodes, it also includes the featurette "Seasons of Change".[3]

Dallas: The Early Years[edit]

On March 23, 1986, between the 26th and the 27th episode of the season, CBS aired the three-hour-long telefilm prequel Dallas: The Early Years, the only Dallas movie made during the series' original run. Written by series creator David Jacobs, the film was introduced by Larry Hagman in the role of J.R., and starred David Marshall Grant, Dale Midkiff and Molly Hagan as the young Digger Barnes, Jock Ewing and Ellie Southworth Ewing, respectively. Taking place between 1933 and 1951, the film dealt with the creation of Ewing Oil and the origins of the BarnesEwing feud.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1921"The Family Ewing"Nick HavingaLeonard KatzmanSeptember 27, 1985 (1985-09-27) (US)
March 5, 1986 (1986-03-05) (UK)
1932"Rock Bottom"Michael PreeceJoel J. FeigenbaumSeptember 27, 1985 (1985-09-27) (US)
March 5, 1986 (1986-03-05) (UK)
1943"Those Eyes"Nick HavingaPeter DunneOctober 4, 1985 (1985-10-04) (US)
March 12, 1986 (1986-03-12) (UK)
1954"Resurrection"Michael PreeceHollace White, Stephanie GarmanOctober 11, 1985 (1985-10-11) (US)
March 19, 1986 (1986-03-19) (UK)
1965"Saving Grace"Nick HavingaJoel J. FeigenbaumOctober 18, 1985 (1985-10-18) (US)
March 26, 1986 (1986-03-26) (UK)
1976"Mothers"Michael PreeceHollace White, Stephanie GarmanOctober 25, 1985 (1985-10-25) (US)
April 2, 1986 (1986-04-02) (UK)
1987"The Wind of Change"Corey AllenPeter DunneNovember 1, 1985 (1985-11-01) (US)
April 9, 1986 (1986-04-09) (UK)
1998"Quandary"Michael PreeceJoel J. FeigenbaumNovember 8, 1985 (1985-11-08) (US)
April 16, 1986 (1986-04-16) (UK)
2009"Close Encounters"Corey AllenHollace White, Stephanie GarmanNovember 15, 1985 (1985-11-15) (US)
April 23, 1986 (1986-04-23) (UK)
20110"Suffer the Little Children"Michael PreeceLeonard KatzmanNovember 22, 1985 (1985-11-22) (US)
April 30, 1986 (1986-04-30) (UK)
20211"The Prize"Corey AllenHollace White, Stephanie GarmanNovember 29, 1985 (1985-11-29) (US)
May 7, 1986 (1986-05-07) (UK)
20312"En Pasant"Michael PreecePeter Dunne, Joel J. FeigenbaumDecember 6, 1985 (1985-12-06) (US)
May 14, 1986 (1986-05-14) (UK)
20413"Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen"Linda DayWill LorinDecember 13, 1985 (1985-12-13) (US)
May 21, 1986 (1986-05-21) (UK)
20514"Curiosity Killed the Cat"Larry HagmanDeanne BarkleyDecember 20, 1985 (1985-12-20) (US)
May 28, 1986 (1986-05-28) (UK)
20615"The Missing Link"Linda DayBill TaubJanuary 3, 1986 (1986-01-03) (US)
June 11, 1986 (1986-06-11) (UK)
20716"Twenty-Four Hours"Robert BeckerHollace White, Stephanie GarmanJanuary 10, 1986 (1986-01-10) (US)
June 25, 1986 (1986-06-25) (UK)
20817"The Deadly Game"Larry HagmanBill TaubJanuary 17, 1986 (1986-01-17) (US)
July 2, 1986 (1986-07-02) (UK)
20918"Blame It on Bogota"Robert BeckerPeter DunneJanuary 24, 1986 (1986-01-24) (US)
July 9, 1986 (1986-07-09) (UK)
21019"Shadow Games"Roy Campanella, Jr.Joel J. FeigenbaumJanuary 31, 1986 (1986-01-31) (US)
July 16, 1986 (1986-07-16) (UK)
21120"Missing"Michael A. HoeyLeonard KatzmanFebruary 7, 1986 (1986-02-07) (US)
July 23, 1986 (1986-07-23) (UK)
21221"Dire Straits"Bruce BilsonJoel J. Feigenbaum, Peter DunneFebruary 14, 1986 (1986-02-14) (US)
July 30, 1986 (1986-07-30) (UK)
21322"Overture"Corey AllenHollace White, Stephanie GarmanFebruary 21, 1986 (1986-02-21) (US)
August 6, 1986 (1986-08-06) (UK)
21423"Sitting Ducks"Linda DaySusan HowardFebruary 28, 1986 (1986-02-28) (US)
August 13, 1986 (1986-08-13) (UK)
21524"Masquerade"Larry HagmanLeonard KatzmanMarch 7, 1986 (1986-03-07) (US)
August 20, 1986 (1986-08-20) (UK)
21625"Just Desserts"Linda GrayJoel J. Feigenbaum, Peter DunneMarch 14, 1986 (1986-03-14) (US)
August 27, 1986 (1986-08-27) (UK)
21726"Nothing's Ever Perfect"Bruce BilsonLeonard KatzmanMarch 21, 1986 (1986-03-21) (US)
September 3, 1986 (1986-09-03) (UK)
21827"J.R. Rising"Linda DayJoel J. Feigenbaum, Peter DunneApril 4, 1986 (1986-04-04) (US)
September 10, 1986 (1986-09-10) (UK)
21928"Serendipity"Bruce BilsonLeonard KatzmanApril 11, 1986 (1986-04-11) (US)
September 17, 1986 (1986-09-17) (UK)
22029"Thrice In a Lifetime"Jerry JamesonPeter Dunne, Joel J. FeigenbaumMay 2, 1986 (1986-05-02) (US)
September 24, 1986 (1986-09-24) (UK)
22130"Hello, Goodbye, Hello"Nick HavingaLeonard KatzmanMay 9, 1986 (1986-05-09) (US)
October 1, 1986 (1986-10-01) (UK)
22231"Blast From the Past"Michael PreecePeter Dunne, Joel J. FeigenbaumMay 16, 1986 (1986-05-16) (US)
October 8, 1986 (1986-10-08) (UK)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goldlion, David Massey -. "Dallas TV series Dream season official dallas website".
  2. ^ "TNT Pokes Fun At Dallas's Lost Dream Year - Takes On Tech".
  3. ^ "Dallas - The Complete 9th Season DVD Information - TVShowsOnDVD.com". Archived from the original on 2011-09-15.
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