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. Barb says

    Please bring Dallas back for a third season. I was an avid fan of the first Dallas and
    I really enjoy the new Dallas. It is one of my favorite shows on TV and I never
    miss it.

  2. George says

    I love to show the best show in the world. I hope John Ross will fill his father’s shoes and take down a view big guys. Some times your the bug and some times your the windshield.

  3. Michelle Norris says

    I love the new series, hope they do a third season am glued to it each week, better than the first series.

  4. jeremy smith says

    i’m a fan from old series please bring back new dallas.it’s the only thing on tv that’s interesting.it get’s better every week.

  5. Abby says

    Please bring Dallas back for season 3… Great show and great actors….. I will be so mad at TNT IF THEY CANCEL IT

  6. Phyllis says

    I was a loyal Dallas fan the first time and I’m just ad hooked the second time. Please renew it for a third season.

  7. Michael S says

    I think the last episodes this season was off the chain. I never missed a single episode when Dallas was on before, and although JR has passed, I think this cast if given a chance will be even greater

  8. denise says

    Dallas is the only show I wait 4 for the entire week!!! I’ve watched it from the very 1st episode in 1978, or so. Absolutely love, love Larry Hagman!! Didn’t think writers could do original series justice. But OMG, They more than did!!!! The new cast is amazing!! Please, please see to it that it is renewed for a 3rd season!! Have got my daughter as excited w/ it as I am!!! The writig is superb!!! We absolutely love it!! Love the ending!! Payed such honor 2 late Larry Hagman!! Best entertainment pn t.v.!!! After the 2nd seasom fimale, it van omly go up in the rstongs from here!?!! Dallad,please,ease come back!!!

  9. Meg Weiler says

    I was a diehard Dallas fan last time. I was not sure how I would feel about the reboot. I love it. Christopher and John Ross are fabulous. I love how well Sue Ellen has aged.

  10. Linda says

    I love the new Dallas–just as good if not better than the old. I hope it continues!! I look forward to it every week.

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