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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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happy man May 22, 2013 at 4:32 pm

It needs to find it’s legs, leave it alone and let it catch on it’s not like TNT is boon television you have to work with what you have.


Nessa May 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm


Why aren’t we enough people to count? Why don’t we matter?

I had to hunt for the show when I heard someone say they thought it was coming back–why was that? Put some $ into advertising so people will know it’s on; when; and on what channel. Come one people. If you think Dallas is a failure–what does that say about the whole TNT Network? If you know how to do your job–if you can actually have a show worth watching; if you wanna play with the big boys–then it’s time to show your stuff! Show the world what you’re made of! Don’t shut it down and run and hide–fix it


Miguel Liberty May 20, 2013 at 10:39 am

Dynasty could be , as well, a great option with updated stories:
1. Start with Blake’s funeral and problems among the family with the heritage.
2. An old enemy publish info about conextions between Irak’s war and Carringtong’s
oil bussiness.
3. Add a good young cast and retake the majestic set of Filoli’s manssion.


TOM LEO May 12, 2013 at 12:10 am

Dallas is the best show


Delana Herron May 11, 2013 at 12:50 am

Yes I love it please bring it back for more!


Millisa May 9, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Okay, I watched Dallas back in the day. It was the bomb, and right for the times. In my opinion, it has outlived it usefulness. Please put it bed, and let the best of Dallas be a sweet memory in our heads.


Anonymous May 8, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Love the show!!


kathy May 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm

without a doubt this was one of the most interesting series !!! kept you wanting more at the end ,could not wait untill the following week .


Jennifer Kiser May 8, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Best Dallas ever have watched the show since 1978 and would like to see another season of the show


Debbie May 7, 2013 at 8:36 am

Yes, I LOVE IT!!!


Dianne O May 7, 2013 at 12:38 am

Best Dallas ever, and I have watched it since 1978. Have another season


Brian Cluer May 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Keep it going!


sandra May 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

I love this show it is as good as it was big fan then big fan now ,hope they are coming back for another season….can’t wait!


Jocelyn May 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

TNT, put in your batteries!!! You just can’t leave us hanging in the middle!! It’s a great secule to the first Dallas that I enjoyed very much. The new characters are great! The twists and turns are fab! Keep it going, IT’S GREAT!!!!


Leigh Ann May 5, 2013 at 11:41 pm

It’s my favorite show! I can’t wait for next season!


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