Sucking in viewers with the dramas, scandals, and intrigues of the Texan elite, DALLAS quickly became a national sensation after debuting in 1978. The most popular nighttime soap since the 1960s series PEYTON PLACE, the series would run for a total of 13 seasons and become one of the biggest hits of the 1980s. Driven principally by the dramatic affairs of the rich Ewing family, DALLAS derived much of its drama from its character's pursuit of money, sex, and power. Starring Larry Hagman as the nefarious J.R. Ewing, the series also boasted a talented supporting cast, including Donna Reed (replacing Barbara Bel Geddes), Patrick Duffy, Victoria Principal, Linda Gray, and many more. This release contains every episode from the eighth season of the show, introducing J.R.'s sexpot cousin, Jamie, and ending in a shocking cliffhanger.