'Dallas' Canceled By TNT After 3 Seasons
Dallas’ third season, which wrapped up just last week, will apparently be its last.
TNT has decided not to renew Dallas following its shocking season three finale.
“We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga,” a TNT spokesperson told Deadline. “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.”
Dallas was a spinoff of the CBS 1980s evening soap opera that followed the Ewing family. Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman reprised their roles in the reboot, while Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe emerged as the new series stars, playing John Ross Ewing and Christopher Ewing, respectively.
When the Dallas spinoff premiered back in 2012, it debuted to higher-than-anticipated ratings. While filming the show’s second season, Hagman tragically died, leading the show to figure in a funeral for J.R., which resulted in a ratings bump.
Dallas’ third season was up and down in the ratings, though it ended on a high note in the two-hour season finale. Throughout its run, it continued to do best with an older demographic. Considering Dallas’ appeal with the more mature audience and abroad, it’s possible that the show could get picked up internationally.