This will come as tremendous news for fans of TNT’s Dallas reboot! The primetime sudser has officially been renewed for a third season!
According to Deadline.com: TNT has ordered 15 episodes for the third season, which is slated to launch in early 2014. “Although we said goodbye to Larry Hagman and his iconic character J.R. Ewing this year, Dallas has many more stories left to tell, and the Ewing clan will continue to honor J.R.’s memory by keeping its audience surprised and delighted,” TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright said.
There was concern that after Dallas’ freshmen season where ratings were high, the show suffered ups and down in the ratings in season two that the Ewing clan might not see a third season! After a slow start in the new slot on Monday’s in season two, the show rebounded. The episode in which Larry Hagman’s character J.R. was laid to rest drew 3.6 million viewers, rising to 4.9 million in Live+7. For the entire second season, Dallas has averaged 3.8 million viewers in Live+7, with 1.6 million adults 25-54 and 1.4 million adults 18-49.
So are you thrilled at the news that Dallas will continue in 2014? Let us know!