The producers of the revived Dallas are reportedly in talks with other broadcasters followings its cancellation by TNT.
The respected Dallas fan website Dallas Fanzine reports that the producers of the oil-and-scandal drama are in talks with other broadcasters over its future. Last week TNT announced it was not going to commission a fourth season of the revival effectively cancelling the series.
Fans were quick to rally around Dallas and a petition was launched, as of today it has over 70,000 signatures, and there were hopes that another broadcaster would step in and pick up the series, such as Netflix.
Dallas Fanzine report that Warner Bros, who produce Dallas, are in talks with a number of broadcasters including CBS; the original home of Dallas in the 1980s. The website stresses though that nothing may come of the talks but it is good news for the fans.
TNT revived Dallas in 2012 with Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray reprising their respective roles in a regular capacity; Larry Hagman reprised his iconic role of the villainous JR Ewing up until his death in 2013. Fellow original series stars such as Ken Kercheval, Charlene Tilton, Joan Van Ark, Steve Kanaly and Ted Shackelford also reprised their respective roles in guest-star capacity.
TNT’s revival of Dallas kicked off with over 7 million viewers, in 2012, but the recent third season saw ratings drop below 2 million prompting the cancellation. In the UK Dallas airs on Channel 5 but failing ratings has prompted the broadcaster to shunt the series around the schedule. Dallas now airs in a late-night slot after Channel 5 admitted fans prefer to record the drama and watch it later.
You can sign the Save Dallas petition here.