The 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.
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?
Bring back Dallas original. It’s a great show. But put it on streaming channels please.
I am still waiting for Dallas to return. I grew up when we waited every week for the TV series to air. I was addicted. Please, please, please bring Dallas back. We would talk about each week’s episode at bingo and try to figure who did what and what will happen next. To me it is a no brainer, “BRING BACK “DALLAS”, PLEASE.
YES YES YES, bring Dallas back!!!! I’m as adddicted to the show now as I was the original!! I hated to see the show end back then, and I’d hate to see it end again now! The writers are doing an excellent job of keeping it alive – even without JR (that’s not to say that he isn’t missed). Dallas is the only show that I never miss, and it would really bum me out if it was cancelled…:’-(
LOVE DALLAS SO HAPPY YO BE WATCHING IT AGAIN. i HOPE IT STAYES ON FOR A LONG TIME
i love the news dallas.Ihope it last as long as the frst one.Great fast placed writing and ofcouse john rosse is so hot.
CANT WAIT TO SEE THE 2ND SEASON OF THIS FANTASIC SHOW…I ONLY HAVE ONE COMPLAINT…I DON`T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY DIDN`T BRING IT BACK SOONER…I HOPE LARRY HAGMAN LIVES LONG ENOUGH TO MAKE IT THRU AT LEAST 6 SEASONS…LOVE HIM…HES A GREAT ACTOR A HUMANATARIAN AS WELL
i cant wait for the second season to start i watched the old ones when they were on and one sad when they ended it. than then first season of the new one came on and i was so happy. now im just waiting for the second season to come back on hurry up lol. love love love this show and always did. thanks for bringing it back again be nice to see what they are going to do now.
I am glad it is back !!! Love it
Just watched the new series in Spain! Best programme on TV, my girlfriend is addicted once again and the new characters also have my two teenage daughters waiting for the next series. Really well written and acted. Great show well done, TNT!!
I too am in England and have been a fan since it first showed here in the 80’s I have watched all the new serious and have one word ‘fantastic’ the drama is still the same with JR’s son playing a great role following JR’s footsteps and JR is still JR the master – I will watch all again when the show here in September on Channel 5 and cannot wait for the next 15
Great to see it back was much needed given the drivel on show welcome back Dallas
Im in england…Watched dallas since i was a kid,love all the characters old and new.
The story lines been fantastic,just wish i didnt have to wait till 2013 for next series…
Also suprised not a lot more people are watching it as i think its the best thing on television since Lost,or 24……..
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!