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Dallas: Second Season for New TNT Series

Dallas on TNT season 2The new Dallas is a success for TNT so the cable channel has renewed the TV series for a second season. There are 10 episodes in the first season and they’ve ordered 15 for season two. They’re expected to debut in 2013.

Four episodes of season one have aired so far and the Dallas’ ratings have averaged a 1.4 in the 18-49 demographic with 5.64 million total viewers. Though the show is still a big hit for TNT, the ratings have declined each week since the premiere. The first season will finish airing on Wednesday, August 8th.

Here’s the press release about season two:

Ewings to Return to Southfork as TNT Orders Second Season of Hit Series “Dallas,” From Warner Horizon Television

Basic Cable’s #1 New Series Averaging 6.9 Million Viewers

TNT has renewed the hit series Dallas for a second season. The Warner Horizon Television-produced drama, which ranks as basic cable’s #1 new series, is currently averaging 6.9 million viewers in its first season. TNT has ordered 15 episodes for its second season, which is slated to air in 2013.

Currently airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), TNT’s Dallas marks the return to Southfork of J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing, who bring with them their arsenal of secrets, schemes and betrayals. This time, they’re joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. The series stars Josh Henderson as John Ross, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing; Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher, Bobby’s adopted son; Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos, John Ross’ girlfriend; Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Sutter, Christopher’s wife; and Brenda Strong as Bobby’s wife, Ann. They are joined by the original series’ iconic stars: Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman as J.R. Ewing.

“Dallas has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “With Dallas’ top-flight ratings, robust growth through time-shifted viewing and the extensive online buzz, it’s clear the Ewings of Southfork have once again captured the imagination of viewers.”

Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. Shot on location in the title city, Dallas was developed by Cidre and created by David Jacobs.

Dallas scored cable’s #1 scripted series premiere for the year-to-date for its June 13 debut, drawing 7.8 million viewers in Live + 3 for the two-hour launch. The show’s first two weeks have averaged 6.9 million viewers in Live + 3, with Live + 7 data still to be counted. With Dallas ranking as basic cable’s top new series for the year-to-date, this marks the third consecutive summer TNT has claimed the #1 new show, following Rizzoli & Isles in 2010 and Falling Skies in 2011. Among key demos, Dallas is averaging 2.1 million adults 18-49 and 2.8 million adults 25-54 for the season-to-date.

About TNT

TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer’s The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Dallas has been renewed? Do you think the ratings ill keep dropping?

 

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Margaret August 9, 2012 at 8:06 am

I cannot express how excited I was to hear about the return of Dallas and have not missed an episode. If I could vote 1 million times to have this show remain, I would in a split second. Iove the fresh outlook of the show, the old and new characters, the power plays, oh darn, I love everything about it! I was upset that the season was so short , but I will look forward to the January new season premier. JR he still has that Texas drawl and sinister look that is so cool. Give us more please!

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Laurie August 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

It just keeps getting better and better!!! I can’t wait until the second season starts again. I hope we don’t have to wait until 2013. I am a huge Dallas fan going back to the original series. The writing in the new series continues to be great and it keeps us hanging on each week just like the original. JR, Bobby, and Sue Ellen are great and I hope they stay with the new series as long as possible. The new generation of actors are very natural and fit right into the story-line. They are doing a fantastic job!!!

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cad August 7, 2012 at 7:23 am

greatest ever!! Dallas-we’ve missed you!!

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Lori August 1, 2012 at 7:16 pm

LOVE IT!!!!! It’s just as good as it was 30 years ago. Can’t wait from week to week to see what happens and ALWAYS gives me a surprise I wasn’t expecting! PLEASE kep it going and going………………

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Happy family July 25, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Every week we look forward to sitting together as a family and watching Dallas. Whether we are watching real time or recorded we have not missed an episode yet. I love it that our 19 and 21 year old enjoy watching it with us. You could say that the show definitely bridges a gap in the two generations. My husband and I enjoyed watching the original episodes when we were younger and those same characters now balance grown children while still pulling their chinanigans (JR). And it is fun watching our children watch the characters children as they have grown to be much like their parents. We have gotten so wrapped up that we find ourselves talking about the show and it’s characters as if they are that part of the family (and every family has one) that your always trying to fix or pretend they are not related. Seriously though thanks TNT for taking a chance. I hope their are many more seasons to come.

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Dusty Johnston July 25, 2012 at 7:42 pm

We are so excited about our wonderful Dallas series come back . it is the best thing that could have happened & the best thing by far on TV for sure . We live from episode to the next one . All the orignal actors still look so good . It seems that each episode just goes by way to fast & we wished it was 2 hours long . Love it , Love it … Dusty

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Eddie Johnson July 25, 2012 at 12:11 am

I’m tuned to the tube every week and it’s been exciting to watch the show with the new and old characters. hope you corporate generals understand that if you air the second season next summer..it would definitely be suicide for the show. Two month off air then two month advertisement with split promotion on local channel and cable channel two weeks after the new year you guys bring the show back. It make sense, people hybernating staying out of the cold the timing would be perfect. I CARE… EJ

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tbuk July 11, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I think tonites show will bring it back up in the 7-8 mil range.The locket the mineral rights and the maid are the key.
Suggestion, Buy some time on regular TV, advertise with a clip. Than watch the ratings go up. also BB season is over, should help.

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angela July 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Love that this new version of dallas is getting a 2nd season…well deserved and looking so forward!

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Mary July 8, 2012 at 4:16 am

I’ve enjoyed the series and love the characters. Lots of twist and turns has made the story line interesting. I hope the ratings will ensure it stays on air for a long time.

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betsyross July 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Loved old dallas. Sons rolls like toddlers fighting needs more substance. Hopefully will get better.

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William July 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I love the new series, When Dallas first came on, i watch it every Friday night. never miss it, all thirteen years and then i watch the rerun too. Keep up the good work. Bobby is still the best against JR. But I do not feel he should have sold Southfork.

Thank you

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Scott July 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

OMG…Thank goodness it will be returning. Now all we need is Pam to comeback and make havoc on the Ewing family…I smell success. Knots Landing anyone with Abby…who was on GCB on ABC that was cancelled. Was that a mareting ploy or what…hehehe
Anyway…as I have stated before…Dallas is campy and soapy…but most of all entertaining…isnt that what TV is about…entertaining us for 1 or mores a night? mmmm

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Carrie June 30, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Love the new Dallas! It is every bit as awesome as the first time around! I will not miss an episode.

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Alivia June 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Dallas is one of those shows I enjoyed when I was growing up along with Falcon Crest and Dynasty. While this remake isn’t as great as the classic, it is nice to have some resemblance of it back on TV. I only caught the first two episodes so a co-worker at Dish mentioned I should try the remote access app with my Smartphone. It works with my Hopper and Sling Adapter by letting me stream live or recorded shows and I can even set my DVR to record it if I forgot. This is fantastic since I’m forgetful and I’d really like to catch up to what else is going on in Southfork nowadays.

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Brandy June 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I am thrilled, I think the new series is great. I wouldn’t wait until next summer to have season two though, I would start shooting them asap and try to start airing sometime in the fall of this year. You can do that with comedies but dramas slip people’s minds faster. The new Dallas series has far exceeded my expectations and J.R.Ewing is still the best villian of all-time. I love the new cast members as well. They can be a little more racier with it being on cable.

I expected the highest ratings opening night because I knew there would be interest with a lot of the fans who watched the original series in the 80’s and they wanted to relive Dallas for a night and catch a few of the older characters. I think Dallas is building a good auidence and people should watch it, the storylines have been great. I think about four to five million viewers with it being a cable show is about what you can expect which makes it a hit. They are reairing the first four episodes on July 4th and then a new one, so those that missed the first month get a chance to get caught up. It is well worth your time and good to see a decent drama that isn’t one of those tired CSI typed series to watch. It is a breath of fresh air and feels like an old friend has come home.

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Angela August 8, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Dallas, the new show, proves the cliche; things are better and bigger in Texas!! I love the new show. Now, to bring Pam Ewing back and to somehow to make a twist of other sorts; like JR/her brother, Cliff, had something to do with her disappearance…But, shows up as a running mate with Sue Ellen!!! That would be totally Dallas style. Cannot wait until Jan 2013; season 2, kudos to bringing a classic to the modern world.

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