Knots Landing follows the lives and loves of four married couples who live in the fictional but always interesting upper-middle class southern California cul-de-sac, Seaview Circle.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Knots Landing - Gary Ewing - Netflix
Garrison “Gary” Arthur Ewing is a fictional character from the CBS soap opera, Knots Landing, a spin-off of Dallas. The character of Gary Ewing was first played by actor David Ackroyd, in a 2-part Dallas episode entitled “Reunion”, which broadcast in September 1978. Gary Ewing was the second son of oil baron Jock Ewing and Miss Ellie Ewing, the father of Lucy Ewing and the ex-husband of Valene Ewing. Over a year later, the part of Gary Ewing was recast for the spin-off Knots Landing with actor Ted Shackelford in the role, and Gary became one of the main stars of the series in December 1979. Ted Shackelford played Gary Ewing in Knots Landing for its entire fourteen seasons (1979–1993), while continuing to make occasional appearances in Dallas during that time. The character of Gary made his last Knots Landing appearance in 1997, in the reunion series Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac. Shackelford reprised his character for the new, updated version of Dallas in 2013.
Knots Landing - Dallas (2012 TV series) - Netflix
Gary returned to Dallas in 2013 to help his brother, Bobby, stop their nephew, John Ross, from drilling for oil on Southfork. Gary informs Bobby that he fell off the wagon again and he and Valene had separated. After his brother J.R.'s death Gary is very conflicted about his feelings toward J.R.. He realizes though that every step he took in life, forward or backward, was because of J.R. In J.R.'s will he gives Gary an old bottle of Scotch, knowing that Gary is a recovering alcoholic. Later, Sue Ellen calls Valene and she comes to Dallas, where she and Gary reunite.