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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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bob April 20, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Like any of the other networks – a good show comes along with decent ratings – so they either move it, or monkey around with the scheduling. If they would have left this in the summer, like it was last year – the ratings would certainly have been higher.
Bring it back for another season – it’s a good show. Maybe promote it a bit…

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shawn April 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm

the new Dallas kicks ass it needs to continue

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Sarah April 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Season 1 was amazing , Season 2 topped that with giving the fans all that guicy and all the other things that comes with Dallas that we love. Dallas can’t just stop at season 2 there are still many many more years that the show can produce. As a fairly big Dallas fan I agreed that TNT’s Dallas should be renewed for a Season 3!

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Don roseville April 20, 2013 at 7:04 pm

This is the BEST Show on TV today. I can’t wait for each Monday to watch the new plots and games that the story unfolds. This show more than deserves many more seasons to help spark the lives of your viewers. Don’t repeat the mistakes other shows have incurred, like Las Vegas and GCB. Both of these shows had similiar iinspiration and made the weekly “real tensions” disappear for a while. Dallas instills a feeling of hope and encouragement that relates to real life. Please keep the spark going, Season Three–Yes, Yes, Yes, Thank youi.

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Dsparks April 20, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Yes, please continue the series. I am a huge Dallas fan and always have been. So glad bobby and sue ellen Ewing are still in the series. Excellent season!

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Julie April 20, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Please bring the DALLAS back for a 3rd season. My Mom and I are Dallas fans from way back-Please do not cancel the show- We would be very disappointed.

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Julie April 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Please Please renew the show for a 3rd season-My Mom & I watch it faithfully on Mondays. Its one of the greatest shows ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Denise April 20, 2013 at 5:30 pm

cant be without the Ewings

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Denise April 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm

please renew ASAP…can’t live without my Ewings :)

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carla alvarez April 20, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I loved the show!!!! I loved it when it first aired back in the 1980’s and loved it just as much the past two seasons. Great, great show!

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April April 20, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I love this show, even my husband is getting into it!

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benoit April 20, 2013 at 4:48 pm

yeesss of course Southfork need a third season!!!!!rivalries beetween the ewings and the ramos about the to who belongs the oil under southfork.And cliff is great in schenanigans!!!!!is Ann’s daughter will inherit her father power?And where is judith light,still locked up in a mental hospital?And what Pam will do when she’ll learn that her father didn’t kill JR and that Christopher and John Ross lied to her?
They should bring back new characters like a girl or a boy that JR could have with Holly Harwood ,or a Jeremy Wendell’s son who could seek revenge against the ewings….

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Judy Nuckles April 20, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Please return Dallas I look forward to Monday nights. I cant wait to see what happens next. Please another season and keep it going. Love Josh Henderson, Bobby, Sue Ellen its the best show on tv.

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Leann April 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Please renew! I must admit I was ready to hang it up after JR (larry hagman) died but I hung in there and I am glad I did. Love the show. Got to get Harris and Cliff out of jail. They are my Favorites now. I think this time slot was fine better than the summer.

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Kelly April 20, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I think TNT should renew Dallas it is a great show. The ending was so hot with John Ross walking into the hotel bedroom..hell yeah ready for season 3. Favorite show since The Closer ended.

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