Since the cancellation of TNT’s Dallas after its third season bombshell cliffhangers, fans have started their (previously reported) campaigns to resurrect the show and show their support that they want the Ewing drama and Southfork to return for a fourth go-round!
Meanwhile, Dallas showrunner Cynthia Cidre has been balancing her disappointment at the decision by TNT to can the series, with pushing forward trying to get a season four on a new outlet!
In a new interview with Yahoo! TV, Cidre relates that she had a feeling that the show might not get-picked up due by TNT due to the executive shuffle and change in direction that the cable outlet was going: “At certain time you have a radar about the situation, and the fact that we had lost our two greatest champions, when (Turner Entertainment Networks president) Steve Koonin and (TNT head of programming) Michael Wright left, was not a good thing. And that it took so long (to make a decision about Dallas‘s future), and that they had so loudly announced the fact that they wanted to change the network completely… it didn’t bode well. It just took too long. When people love you, they tell youthey love you sooner than that. So, I had started to mourn the show (at TNT). By the time I actually got the phone call, it wasn’t a relief, but at least I didn’t live in limbo anymore. “
As to if Netflix, which fans have been suggesting, could be the new home for Dallas, Cidre reveals that will not be in the cards: “I wish that were the case, because that was absolutely everybody’s first thought, but unfortunately I don’t believe that our foreign deals allow that. A streaming service is not compatible with our foreign deals, unfortunately, because those deals are all very profitable, and the rest of the world loves Dallas. So I think we’re looking at cable. There’s CMT, there’s Reelz, there’s WGN, there are a lot of possibilities.”
So this begs the question: where do you think is the best cable TV fit for Dallas, to where it could succeed, knowing that Cidre has also revealed that she already has the bible written for the fourth season and could be ready to shoot within the next five weeks? Weigh-in below!