TNT has dropped Dallas from its schedules after three successful seasons. The revived drama series aired on Channel 5 in the UK.
“Only a week after the shocking third season finale of Dallas, another bombshell for the fans of the TNT drama — the network has opted not to renew the series for a fourth season.” – Deadline Hollywood
Deadline Hollywood report that the show, which first aired in 1978 and ran until 1991, is not to return to TNT for a fourth series in its revived format. The rebooted Dallas first hit TNT screens back in 2012 with impressive ratings and critical and fan praise.
The ‘new Dallas‘ saw a host of new cast members at the forefront of the Ewing Oil based saga; including Josh Henderson as John Ross and Jesse Metcalfe as Chris leading the action as the new generation Ewings. Old faces lured back included Larry Hagman as J.R, Patrick Duffy as Bobby, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen and Ken Kercheval as Cliff.
“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.” – TNT spokesperson on the official Dallas website
Dallas 2.0 premiered successfully in the UK on Channel 5 but slot changes saw the show’s popularity wane this side of the pond. The broadcasters’ handling of the show has left many fans annoyed.