We were never too optimistic about the future of “Dallas” following its cancellation by TNT, but we admit that reporting the news today still makes us feel rather sad: You are not going to be seeing the adventures of the Ewings and these other famous characters on another network anytime soon.
Much like many other canceled shows, the producers and the studio (in this case Warner Horizon) did what they could in order to give the show second life and a fourth season, but, as executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael Robin said in a new statement on show site Dallas Decoder, there were no possible suitors for the show:
“Well, we have come to the end. After a 6-week attempt to try and land our beloved ‘Dallas’ at another network, we have to inform you that we have not succeeded. Warner Horizon has attempted, in a Herculean way, to try and find us a new home, but at the end of the day it did not work out.”
The unfortunate thing here is just that by the end of its run, “Dallas” had lost so many viewers (it’s easy to blame TNT’s scheduling in part for that) that it would have been hard to find them a permanent new home somewhere else. They have a large cast, as well, and that may not make that part of the conversion process easy.
Still, you have to admire Warner Horizon for their efforts here to try and appease fans, and give this show a home where it could thrive. We knew that they would work hard at it, given the time that they are still spending trying to ensure that “Longmire” has a future after its cancellation by A&E.
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