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. Carol says

    This Brit was a fan of the original Dallas and I’m not any less of a fan of new Dallas. It has been compelling viewing from old and new characters alike. Please let’s have more, I love it!

  2. says

    Yes, I really think Dallas should stay..I very impress that it has been good even beening a JR. Ewing fan that it was still good and the story lines are perfect..so don’t take the show bring it to life..there is more that can be done..I watched every shows since it come on in the late 70’s and I’m a fan..keep the show alive..

  3. gloria says

    I hope Dallas comes back and also please bring back Gary and Valene. Valene was only in one episode and I thought they both would have bigger parts. Please bring back Val and Gary . I also would love if you had more Knots landing people also

  4. neil hallsworth says

    Yes I think it should be renewed for a third series and would love to see a new character brought in to spice things up a bit someone like rutger hauer he can play a very nasty and sinister character.would also like to see it on a bit earlier than 11 oclock at night that can’t be doing ratings a favor putting it on so late.I’m really enjoying the renewed Dallas and would not like to see it thrown on the scrap heap.

  5. Betty says

    I think that TNT should give Dallas another round. Even thou Larry hagman is dead I still love Dallas Jose Henderson rocks, another Jr. Love it.

  6. Marty says

    Yes PLEASE re-new Dallas. I think the time slot it was placed in on Monday nights was not a very good decision. I think the show would do much better back in the Wednesday night time slot it was originally in. The writing for the show is excellent and being a fan of the original series it is as good as it ever was. So PLEASE re-new Dallas.

  7. Andrea Ashton says

    This is one of the better shows on TV. Basically all the “reality” shows on TV have just left us with nothing but garbage to watch so don’t cancel Dallas and leave us with even fewer options.

  8. Larry Bennett says

    Please I beg of you bring back DALLAS. I have watched the show since the start of the show in the 1970’s. Please bring it back for the 3rd season. Thank you.

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