First photos: Larry Hagman’s last days on ‘Dallas’

Here's Larry Hagman, as he looked in early October during the filming of Episode Two of the upcoming season of "Dallas." (Photo: TNT)

Here’s Larry Hagman, as he looked in early October during the filming of Episode Two of the upcoming season of “Dallas.” (Photo: TNT)

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2012 — TNT has released the first photos of Larry Hagman from the new, upcoming season of “Dallas.”

The photos were taken just weeks before his death, during the filming of the second episode of the new season.  Titled “Venomous Creatures,” the filming of the episode took place from Oct. 4 through Oct. 15.

Hagman lived long enough to film scenes in the first six episodes of the upcoming “Dallas” season, sources confirmed.  But the beloved TV icon seems to have passed away while filming was still underway on Episode Six.  The shooting schedule for that episode was Nov. 15 to Nov. 28.  Sadly, Hagman died Nov. 23 in Dallas, succumbing to cancer at age 81.  TNT reps have not revealed the exact date of the last day Hagman worked on “Dallas.”

Larry Hagman and Jesse Metcalfe on the set of "Dallas" earlier this fall (Photo: TNT)

Larry Hagman and Josh Henderson on the set of “Dallas” earlier this fall (Photo: TNT)

The new season of “Dallas” is scheduled to start Monday, Jan. 28, with two back-to-back episodes on TNT (starting at 9 p.m. eastern).  The “Venomous Creatures” episode is the second of the two that will air that evening.  The show is expected to deal with the death of J.R. Ewing later in the season.

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

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