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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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jr May 5, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Keep it going. I love the show


Susan May 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm

My whole family loves dallas please bring it back can’t get enough dallas


jan May 2, 2013 at 5:35 pm

My whole family just LOVES DALLAS!! I sure hope they renew it for another season. We all look forward to it. We DVR it and watch it again! All the characters are awesome and are just as devious as the ones from the original show. We also love to see original cast members. JR’s funeral brought tears…..we truly miss him.
Please, please, please, RENEW!!!


T45H4 W00d5 April 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

I love this show and i look forward to seeing it weekly. I also watch it again on demand. Please bring it back for the 3rd season. Thanks


Roxanne April 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I Love this show. I can’t wait for season 3 to start.



elizabeth April 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm

The writing on this show has been awesome. Please renew it!


Penny April 30, 2013 at 11:53 am

Love the new Dallas, Please, Please, Please renew for a 3rd season! I can’t get enough of John Ross….he truly is JR’s son tip to tail!


J.R. April 30, 2013 at 11:43 am

My masterplan was to keep the series going. And it seems Bobby with my son have picked up my mantle. Just keep putting that darn Barnes in his place. Ha-ha.


ron April 30, 2013 at 11:31 am

must return dallas as good as original if not better miss larry bot writers and storyline temendous as long as linda grey and ken kerch and patrick duffy are still there making john ross jr reincarnate daddy works in spades young cast is terrific please renue please please please monday morning is the best medical drama better then the slop on none cabel greys and private practice ect i am done with tnt if you dont renue dallas


Kim April 30, 2013 at 9:54 am

Please keep it on!!! It’s nice to have something besides reality tv. It’s a great show!


debbie m April 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

Heck yeah bring them back. I watched the original Dallas driers love it then love it more now. The wtiters couldn’t have done a better job. Have me hanging on teo my seat every week wanting. More. Please bring Dallas back. Best TV ever. U know it’s. About time.


Brenda April 30, 2013 at 12:21 am

I didn’t expect it to be as good as the original. I was definitely mistaken. I wait all week looking forward to the next episode. It’s one of the few shows I record. Please don’t stop! Dallas is great!!!


Donna April 30, 2013 at 12:11 am

One of the few shows we look forward to each week! The torch was passed to very competent hands to continue what began as a rivalry between brothers. John Ross and Christopher are perfectly cast to do just that! Wonderful memories came flooding back the moment we heard that very familiar theme song!



7Lukieboy4 April 29, 2013 at 10:21 pm

They have to renew Dallas for a 3rd Season!! DALLAS IS THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION! TNT needs to air it on a better night to bring the ratings up. If it did so well during the summer then they should try airing it again during the summer season. If Season 1 worked out so well during the summer then I don’t know why they would want to change it. WE WANT DALLAS SEASON 3!!


Grace April 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm



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