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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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Winfred April 16, 2013 at 12:15 am

Yes please renew!!!!


Nick April 16, 2013 at 12:13 am

Love it Look forward to Monday just to watch it


MJ April 16, 2013 at 12:10 am

I can’t believe that you even have to ask! Of course you should bring Dallas back for more season(s). The ONLY shows I really enjoy on TV are Dallas, Blue Blood, and Grey’s Anatomy! Don’t cancel Dallas “PLEASE!!!!!”


David April 16, 2013 at 12:06 am

Why would TNT cut its best watched, even if the ratings are down? It up against the Voice and Idol on the big networks this season. I sure hope to see it back in the call…


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Micah April 16, 2013 at 12:03 am

They have to renew. Second season was so much better than the first. They have finally set up the south fork dynamic. Booby and Ann owning half and John Ross and Pamela owning the other with Chris and sueellen falling in as perpetual guests. Everyone is business and home is set up perfectly now to kick off a third season in Ewing style.


Anonymous April 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

Outstanding show.
Really picked up steam as the season progressed. Good enough to be on one of the big networks.


Smurf April 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

Please renew 3rd season…can’t wait to see how Elana approaches this new developement.


Rich April 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

I love dallas i hope they renew it.


Bonnie April 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

Renew Dallas it is awesome….oh whole family loves it….please renew asap.


Casey April 16, 2013 at 12:00 am

Love Dallas!!!!! John Ross is following in his fathers footsteps


Kathy April 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm

Please renew Dallas for a 3rd season! It is my favorite show and I look forward to watching it on Monday night! It is the best show on TV now! I loved the original series. But I love this series even more. The cast is excellent and the writing is really great! I have loved the writing about who shot JR! Please renew as I am excited to what will happen next season!


Susie April 15, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Bring it back PLEASE


Taryn Johnson April 15, 2013 at 11:55 pm

Please, Please, Please don’t cancel. I grew up watching this show and am so happy it came back! I absolutely love it!!!!


Tina April 15, 2013 at 11:53 pm

I absolutely LOVE this show and I will be very upset if it’s not renewed for a 3rd season. In my opinion, it’s the best show on TV and I look forward to it every week. Please bring it back TNT!!!


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