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TNT Cancels One of Its Most High-Profile Series

Oct 6, 2014  •  Post A Comment

TNT pulled the plug on a series that has been one of the cable network’s most high-profile shows in recent seasons. The Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker reports that the network canceled the reboot of the popular 1980s drama “Dallas.”

The move leaves fans of the show hanging after a car bombing ended the third season, the report notes.

In a statement, a rep for TNT said: “TNT has decided not to renew ‘Dallas.’ We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga. We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the extraordinary cast to the impeccable production team, led by the show’s creative forces, Cynthia Cidre and Mike Robin. We especially want to thank the people of Dallas for their warm and generous hospitality during the production of the series.”

The reboot brought back several stars of the original series, including Larry Hagman as oilman J.R. Ewing and Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing. Hagman died while the new version was producing its second season.

Ratings declined over the three seasons, dipping to an average of 1.92 million viewers in the third season from an average of 4.5 million in the first season.

The third-season finale, which aired last month, ended with Christopher Ewing sitting his car, which explodes. The character, played by Jesse Metcalfe, is the adopted son of Bobby Ewing.



  1. This sucks! My family and I loved the Dallas reboot! Especially this season! Shame on TNT for leaving us hanging when the storyline was so good!!! So much for good TV! Grrrrrrr!

  2. I wish another network picks it up. crossfingers

  3. Hopefully Netflix, or another network, will be interested in picking the show up for a fourth season.

    Blame TNT for poor scheduling of “Dallas” this past season—including splitting the third season into two parts (with very little publicity). The show was very hard to find on TNT’s schedule this year.

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