Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo are both Latinas. Brewster born in Panama City and Gonzalo born in Buenos Aires. Only Brewster has a Latin role on this show, though; Gonzalo plays an American.
The 'Dallas' font typeface seen during the opening credits was used by 7-Eleven for their 7-Election promotional campaign - the font typeface is used on the 20 oz coffee cups for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney supporters. 7-Eleven Inc. USA headquarters (formerly The Southland Corporation) is based from Dallas, TX.
Judith Light, who plays Mitch Pileggi's mother on the show ,is only 3 years older than Pileggi.
This was Larry Hagman's final acting project. He died during the middle of the filming of season 2 episodes. Hagman's character (J.R. Ewing) appears in the first 7 episodes of season 2 but the character is killed off because of Hagman's passing in real-life.
Contrary to popular belief, Larry Hagman actually passed away during filming of the 5th episode, not the 7th. The Producers managed to keep JR "alive" for two more episodes using deleted scenes from earlier episodes.
The sudden death of Larry Hagman meant that there was no death scene filmed for JR. Producers then went through every bit of footage filmed with Hagman as well as every piece of recorded audio to find suitable pieces to use. The final shot of Hagman was actually taken from a deleted scene in an earlier episode where JR finds out that John Ross and Pamela are sleeping together. It was originally filmed on Southfork but the background was digitally removed and replaced with the red background of the hotel room JR was killed in.
The character of Harris Ryland is played by Mitch Pileggi. He also appeared in the original "Dallas" playing a completely different character named Morrissey.
During the filming of JR's memorial, Linda Gray asked if she could film Sue Ellen's eulogy to JR in one take. Even though the producers agreed and set up eight cameras to capture the scene from every angle, Gray still had to perform the scene six times.
The original draft of JR's Memorial had scenes featuring Deborah Rennard as Sly, JR's secretary from the original series. Later drafts of the script cut her out of the episode. Also, the producers invited Priscilla Presley and Susan Howard back to the show for the episode, but they were too busy to take part at the time.
Larry Hagman's final acting role.
Judith Light is only three years older than Mitch Pileggi, as she plays Judith (Brown) Ryland, the mother of Pileggi's Harris Ryland.