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Dallas: Should the TNT Series Be Renewed for Season Three?

Dallas cancel or renewed for season 3?This evening, TNT airs the final two episodes of Dallas’ second season and, unlike the price of oil, the ratings have been down. Will the TV series return for a third season or will it be cancelled instead?

The new Dallas picks up several years after the original show ended. Time has passed but the Ewings and the Barnes are still at each others’ throats. And, though Larry Hagman passed away, there’s still plenty of drama at Southfork. The cast includes Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo, Brenda Strong, Mitch Pileggi, Emma Bell, Kuno Becker, and Judith Light.

Last season, the new Dallas was one of TNT’s most-watched dramas, averaging 4.42 million viewers and a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic.

This time around, the ratings weren’t so hot. The second season has averaged 2.64 million with a 0.8 demo rating. The numbers spiked for the JR Ewing funeral episode but they went back down the following week.

While the ratings admittedly haven’t been as strong this time around, Dallas is still TNT’s best performing show right now. Both Monday Mornings and Southland have only been averaging about 1.4 million viewers.

The cable channel also knows that the show is facing a lot more competition at this time of year — compared to when the first season aired last summer.

While TNT hasn’t cancelled or renewed Dallas yet, it seems very likely that the Ewings will return for another round of in-fighting and deception.

What do you think? Would you like to see Dallas return? Is the show as enjoyable as it once was? Should TNT move it back to summer?

 

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Sandy March 1, 2015 at 1:39 am

I was a HUGE fan of the original Dallas. I was so excited when it came back story lines were very juicy I couldn’t wait to see what happens. I was very disappointed when TNT cancelled season 4. I hope someone else picks it up and I see what is going to happen next. I read an interview where season 4 was starting in the UK and HOPE we can see here in USA as well and soon.

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Robin February 26, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Please renew. I loved the show. It is just as good as the original.

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Anonymous February 26, 2015 at 8:32 am

yes please renew

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Anonymous February 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

yes return when im very pleased with the show

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giulio February 26, 2015 at 9:57 am

yes return when im very pleased with the show

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Donna February 25, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Yes please bring back Dallas.

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Thomas Madden Jr. February 20, 2015 at 10:52 am

Dear Sir:
Please bring back the Dallas TV. Series, I enjoy watching Dallas TV Series , from the beginning ! I only problem is it on the wrong night on TV , it such be on Tuesday or Wednesday Night ! Mark Place in ratings! On Monday going to compete with WWE! in ratings!

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Anonymous February 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Yes bring it back.

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Terry McDonald February 9, 2015 at 1:18 am

I have been watching Dallas for years and years . Loved the new Dallas , Please do not cancel

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Bruce and Beth February 8, 2015 at 10:42 pm

They were all just getting into it and jelling together
My wife and I was a Dallas show fans before but now so much better.
Had a hard time finding it you mess with time of year and time slots
Unlike always Friday evenings like the original
You did a great great job casting
Best show on TV
Please give it more time

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Jan Martin February 4, 2015 at 10:44 pm

I was a total Fan of the original Dallas series. But, I was able to get into the “new” Dallas. I would love to see it return! I miss it!

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Jules January 30, 2015 at 12:24 am

Bring back Dallas!! I can’t believe it had low ratings… Had to be time slot!!

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