Breaking news coming out now when it comes to “Dallas”: After three years on the air, TNT has opted to cancel the continuation of one of the greatest TV series of all time. There will be no season 4 on the network, though it does remain to be seen if the show can find another home elsewhere.
While we’ve enjoyed the series and been a proponent of it, this has been coming for some time. The ratings were a drop-off from last season, and the feeling was that the show barely got renewed for season 3 in the first place. TNT also had a really strong summer elsewhere, with “Murder in the First” and “The Last Ship” becoming big hits and with most other holdovers faring pretty well.
We do feel like the network does have to take a certain amount of responsibility in this, as well, given that the series never really had much of a lead-in throughout the third season, and while we wanted the show on the summer, we did not want it in August and September, where it aired at one point against award shows and at another against the first week of the fall season. How do you expect the show to do well against that kind of crazy competition?
Here is what the network had to say in a statement:
“TNT has decided not to renew Dallas. We are extremely proud of the series, 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.”
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