Why is it that all the great soaps end up in heaven? That is the question we are asking ourselves today following the heartbreaking news that TNT has decided to cancel Dallas after three seasons!
The Dallas reboot and its recently aired third season finale left so many exciting questions to be answered with its numerous cliffhangers including” the fallout from Christopher’s (Jesse Metcalfe) death and the reveal of Ewing sister, but it looks like fans will never know the answer at least through TNT’s production entity.
TNT issued this statement today on the cancellation: “We are extremely proud of Dallas, 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 contemporary and amped version of the Ewing saga, which was a revitalized version of CBS’ original series that starred Larry Hagman (J.R.), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen) and Patrick Duffy (Bobby) from 1978 to 1991, had trouble bringing in audience numbers in its third season, which split its seasons airing the second half in early fall.
This season began in February with 2.7 million viewers , matching the series’ season 2 average. The second half of season 3 dipped to 2.0 million viewers in its August launch. The ratings had stayed stable heading into Dallas’ mind-bending two-hour season finale. However, the finale brought in only 1.7 million viewers. When the Dallas reboot began it brought in close to 7 million viewers in 2012, but that has been in a decline over the three seasons.
So what are your thoughts on the sad news that Dallas has bit the dust? Do you think it deserved to be cancelled? Were you enjoying the third season of Dallas which was like a “soap on steroids” with all its fast and furious twist and turns as much as we were? Weigh-in below!