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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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Lisa April 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm

It is still a great show!!!! Dont wait so long between seasons and the rating will go up….for a change give the show time to find its viewers….


Phyllis April 17, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Please bring Dallas back for a third season! We love the show!!!!


Gail Pike April 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm

I love the show. Please don’t cancel it!


Reed April 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Yes… Bring it back…. I look forward to Monday’s for that reason only!


John Hostetler April 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

PLEASE bring Dallas back again for its third season!!! Just LOVE the show, a refreshing
change from reality show crap thats on lately!!! Very well written storyline along with the acting. Thankyou TNT, watch your channel all the time!!!


Joann April 17, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Please, Please, Please bring Dallas back I really love this show and look forward to it every week!


Susie April 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Do NOT, I repeat…do NOT cancel Dallas! It is soooo good! It would be a HUGE mistake! I love it just as much as the original show…the writing is terrific, the characters are compelling & well acted…PLEASE do NOT cancel!!


Debi sather April 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

DO NOT CANCEL DALLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m just as hooked as I was the original series. It is the best show on TV……………………PLEASE BRING IT BACK FOR SEASON 3………………..I LOOK FORWARD EVERY WEEK FOR THE NEXT SHOW. JOHN ROSS IS DEFINITELY JR SON.


Reed April 17, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Very True!


Rhoda April 17, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Please bring back Dallas it is as good or maybe even better than the original series. Such a nice change from ALL the reality tv series! I can not wait for Season 3 and think having it in the summer would be awesome, its nice to have something current to watch during the summer…..


Teresa April 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Yes!!!!!!! I’ve been a huge fan of Dallas, bring it back. My husband and I love it.


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Sal April 17, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Yes, Bring back Dallas for another season, my wife and I enjoyed the original shows of years ago and we enjoy the new show as well. It was sad when Larry Hagman (JR) really died because he played such a good part and everyone loved his sinister ways but while he may be gone his name still comes up in the show. Dallas is one of the best shows on TV so I hope that the newwork keeps producing it becaus it’s so much better then the reality TV trash shows on the networks today. Another good show that has emerged from the past is Bates Motel.


eleanor April 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Yes! I really need to see Elena Ramos in what appears to be her much more interesting upcoming antics@@@


C W April 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm

YES!! Bring back Dallas for another season. Its been very entertaining!


Nona Wallert April 17, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I don’t think Dallas should be renewed. I have not watched TNT since they cancelled Leverage, and Leverage had higher ratings AND won the People’s Choice Award for Best Cable Drama AFTER it was cancelled, a PCA first. I really don’t believe that TNT cares about what the viewership wants as is evidenced by the lack (none) of communication with its viewership.


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