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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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Vince Allen April 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Love Dallas. I always Have. It’s so great . Keep it coming anytime. Don’t cancel. I love the whole cast. Great to see so many original cast members . I look forward to many seasons.


Michelle April 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Hi!!! I watched the old Dallas and this Dallas. I would to see many more season, and please let Elena and Chris work out their issue and be happy.

Thank you


Jennifer April 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm

YES…WE WANT MORE DALLAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Robert April 22, 2013 at 6:18 pm

For sure this is actually better than the old ones


Tammy April 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Yeskeep it goin


LS April 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm

I watched the original Dallas and the reboot of Dallas. It is a great show and should be renewed for many seasons. I enjoy watching it.


Vickye April 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Please bring the Dallas Show back for a season 3. I was addicted to the original series and am addicted to the new one! The new series is just as good! Will miss JR though:(


candy April 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm

PUH-lease leave it on. There is hardly anything worth watching on the rest of the channels and the Ewings keep things interesting. The finale was one of the best shows ever…kept you guessing until the end.


Stephen Cohen April 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Leave Dallas on TV as it is the best show. If you decide to take it off, then please call me and I will agree to buy its rights.

Stephen Cohen


Joseph April 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Let me try again. Don’t end Dallas.


Joseph April 22, 2013 at 2:59 pm

The character roles on Dallas have always been the best on TV. The story line has embraced the lives of all who ever watched it. Guys wanted to be like JR. Sue Ellen at JR’s grave site gave the most moving minutes I can ever remember on TV. The answer is Yes, JR: The answer is yes TNT Do not end the series. Do a better job of publicizing the series when it resumes. Long live Dallas!


Deborah April 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Absolutely please keep Dallas on the air. Love the show. I watched Dallas as a child and love it now. Please do not cancel Dallas.


ann perry April 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm

I love the show maybe summer may be better to air but i have followed both seasons so far


Kathleen April 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

PLEASE do another season of Dallas! I am so disappointed that it isn’t on tonight! I absolutely love watching the show – I think it’s the best on TV!


Anonymous April 23, 2013 at 3:42 am

I was very disappointed also that there was not an episode on tonight. I was ready for more drama to kick off. I can not wait to see what happens with the info that Cliff has put into play, the old snake! Because of Dancing with the Stars I record Dallas and watch it afterwards and I was totally lost tonight! It just is not fair to mess up my routine like that!


MARIA L April 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm



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