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17 June 1st, 2015 DALLAS’ Cynthia Cidre Becomes EP and Showrunner of New ABC Series BLOOD & OIL (Formerly OIL)!

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Now here’s a perfect fit and they found the right gal to steer the ship! News today out of Deadline.com has that TNT Dallas EP and showrunner Cynthia Cidre, who fought so hard to try to bring the show back to its fans after 3 seasons on cable, has found a new gig!

Now Cidre will be EP and showrunner for the new ABC primetime soap opera, Blood and Oil starring Don Johnson that was formerly titled OIL, when ABC announced the show to advertisers earlier this month at its Upfront presentation in New York City.

Blood & Oil, centers on a “young working-class couple (Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse) who move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history, where they are pitted against a ruthless tycoon (Don Johnson) who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. Cidre will serve as co-showrunner alongside Josh Pate. The two executive produce with Tony Krantz, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson for ABC Signature.”

Doesn’t seem like Blood and Oil is a great fit for Cynthia Cidre’s talent giving what she was able to serve up on the Dallas reboot, and some of the familiar themes that look to be a part of this new series? Share your thoughts below!

 

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  1. clh says:

    So basically she quit fighting because they bought her off. They are going to try to recreate Dallas with newbies they don’t have to pay as much and it ain’t going to ever be Dallas.

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    KansasGuest replied

    When TNT cancelled DALLAS, everyone lost their jobs, including Cidre. How can you say she was “bought off” when she was basically fired? She never owned the rights to the show personally. Warner Bros. does. If any entity had the role of “fighting” for the show, it was WB; not Cidre. WB carries a lot more weight as a corporation than one executive writer-producer. I liked with Cidre did with updating DALLAS, and I think she’ll bring a lot of storytelling pizzazz to BLOOD & OIL.

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  2. mike says:

    Now she needs to recast the role of Don Johnson’s son with Josh Henderson.

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    toscanti replied

    That would be Great!

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    KansasGuest replied

    If she does that, I’m there! Josh Henderson needs a new tv gig!

  3. Mary SF says:

    Well it won’t be Dallas, but hopefully it will be a good prime time soap– with the success of Empire- let’s hope the trend continues with Blood and Oil. I’m glad she landed on her feet, maybe she might hire for this new show some of the talented actors that graced the Dallas reboot.

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    su0000 replied

    Blood and Oil seems to be something I would like..
    There are many high power primetime soaps, they make daytime soaps look like antiques ..

    But- GH is and always will be my #1 soap!

    I’m looking forward to Blood and Oil ..

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    KansasGuest replied

    One thing that made TNT’s DALLAS really sing IMO was the music. There was a lot of really good music from bands or musicians popular in TX featured on the show. I hope Cidre brings the same style to BLOOD & OIL. Whenever I read the DALLAS Facebook comments after an episode, people were asking, “What was that song? Who was the performer? Where can I find it?”

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  4. toscanti says:

    I believe she will be a perfect fit for the show. She had alot of story ideas for the Dallas reboot that she didn’t have the opportunity to write. I’m excited to see what she does with Blood and Oil.

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  5. Iakovos says:

    Ms. Cidre did a great job leading the DALLAS reboot. Shame not enough people watched. BLOOD & OIL is on my radar for fall, and it looks as though it could be a winner. I do not see it as a DALLAS clone and hope critics and audiences allow it to shine on its own merits despite the commonality of the oil business.

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  6. Timmm says:

    Anything with Don Johnson, I’m in! OIL, OIL & VINEGAR, BLOOD & OIL! Anyway, they should have just kept it as is, OIL. Blood is not a catchy word that associates me with drama unless its “Friday the 13th!” The catch line would have been OIL, in North Dakota its thicker than blood!

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  7. PGP says:

    I would like to see another name. Hang, but I will check this one out!

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  8. Charday says:

    Loved the DALLAS reboot. Was it ever revealed whether that was really supposed to be Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe) in the car that blew-up in the cliffhanger (series finale)? I figured it was literally a cliff-hanger, Metcalfe was never actually planning to leave the series (contrary to series’ publicity), and we would have seen him the next season if the series had been renewed.

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  9. Barbara from Atlanta says:

    I hope that she does a better job with this show than she did with Dallas. It likely is a better opportunity for her as she is creating a new show rather than trying to continue/revive one with a long history.

    I never thought that she had any idea what Dallas was about and no clue as to properly incorporate its history into the new version.

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  10. MBmomof3 says:

    I loved the Dallas reboot and wished it had gotten some closure to the cliffhangers (primetime movie special perhaps?). But I know that ship has sailed.

    I’ll check this out. It looks promising.

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  11. Joel says:

    TNT Dallas was awful, the writing was abominable. Cynthia Cidre may have good intentions but if Dallas is any indication she sucks as a producer.

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  12. j r you wing says:

    This is a ripoff of Dallas! Why didn’t another network pick up Dallas after TNT ruined it with a tough time slot? This Blood And Oil won’t last long once people realize that Montana oil is no different than Dallas ‘earl’. I want to see Patrick Duffy’s comment on this new show.

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