With so-so ratings for its second season and amidst the passing of Dallas’ central star Larry Hagman (J.R.), many long time fans have found it extremely appealing and riveting!
In a piece out from the New York Daily News, series star Patrick Duffy addresses the ratings lag, but that the show is really stronger than ever relating, “A network like TNT and Warner Brothers look at the trend. … They are ecstatic with what ‘Dallas’ is doing and as long as we continue that in the demographics of 18-40, we are their golden child.”
In addition Duffy believes the show will even get better in its third season ratings, “The summer is the perfect time on cable television because none of the other networks are premiering anything.” As Dallas fans know, the second season launched this winter, while the first season reboot launched in the summer.
Sources also told the NY Daily News that executives at TNT were “nervous that show icon Larry (J.R.) Hagman’s death in November combined with subpar ratings could spell trouble.”
OK, Dallas fans, do you think the series will have a third season? If so, what do you think would help increase ratings to ensure its staying power? Share your thoughts below!