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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  1. Brittany says

    Y’all I have to have my Dallas fix every Monday night!!! Please bring the show back, it is absolutely fabulous!!!

  2. Tim Kessler says

    This is my favorite show. Please TNT: Renew Dallas for a third season! My family and I will watch as long as you offer it!

  3. Stan says

    I love going to work the next day and talking about what went on last night. It’s better than the first one and I used to love that. Yes Bring it back!!!!!!!

  4. Linda says

    Don’t cancel Dallas! It’s one of the best shows on TV and the only one that I faithfully watch. I love Dallas!

  5. Anonymous says

    Definitly renew. summer may be better time of yr. but i don’t when it airs
    i will watch any time any day. i love love love dallas

  6. cary says

    I never missed an episode of the original Dallas, and have not missed one of the
    New Dallas. My wife and I love every minute. We did not think it possible to re-create
    this incredible Show, but WoW!! We can not wait for the New Season. It would be unthinkable not to renew Dallas. To All the Staff from the Writers to the Actors, and
    Everyone involved Great Job.

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