'Dallas' Renewed for Second Season by TNT

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June 29th, 2012

via press release:


Ewings to Return to Southfork as TNT Orders Second Season of Hit Series Dallas,
From Warner Horizon Television

Basic Cable's #1 New Series Averaging 6.9 Million Viewers
TNT has renewed the hit series Dallas for a second season. The Warner Horizon Television-produced drama, which ranks as basic cable's #1 new series, is currently averaging 6.9 million viewersin its first season. TNT has ordered 15 episodes for its second season, which is slated to air in 2013.Currently airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), TNT's Dallas marks the return to Southfork of J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing, who bring with them their arsenal of secrets, schemes and betrayals. This time, they’re joined by the next generation of Ewings, who take ambition and deception to a new level. The series stars Josh Henderson as John Ross, the son of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing; Jesse Metcalfe as Christopher , Bobby’s adopted son; Jordana Brewster as Elena Ramos, John Ross’ girlfriend; Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Sutter, Christopher’s wife; and Brenda Strong as Bobby’s wife, Ann. They are joined by the original series’ iconic stars: Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing and Larry Hagman&nbs p;as J.R. Ewing."Dallas has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "With Dallas' top-flight ratings, robust growth through time-shifted viewing and the extensive online buzz, it's clear the Ewings of Southfork have once again captured the imagination of viewers.”

Dallas comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television, with writer Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin serving as executive producers. Shot on location in the title city, Dallas was developed by Cidre and created by David Jacobs.

Dallas scored cable's #1 scripted series premiere for the year-to-date for its June 13 debut, drawing 7.8 million viewers in Live + 3 for the two-hour launch. The show's first two weeks have averaged 6.9 million viewers in Live + 3, with Live + 7 data still to be counted. With Dallas ranking as basic cable's top new series for the year-to-date, this marks the third consecutive summer TNT has claimed the #1 new show, following Rizzoli & Isles in 2010 and Falling Skies in 2011. Among key demos, Dallas is averaging 2.1 million adults 18-49 and 2.8 million adults 25-54 for the season-to-date.

About TNT
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, Leverage, Southland and the upcoming Major Crimes, Perception and Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like this summer's The Great Escape and the upcoming Boston Blue (working title) and 72 Hours (working title). In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order and Castle, which starts this year; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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    @John A

    Guilty as charged. I admit I read the first line of the release before commenting.

  • John A

    Yeah the original cast hold the show together. The 2 young guys are just ok. The 2 women Elana and Rebecca are the worst actress ive seen in a while.

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    @John A

    If they want to rid the show of the oldies they’l have to do it in a slow but believable way, otherwise people will stop watching. If the producers elect to do it all in one go it’l be a disaster.

  • Bob

    Max just shut up and watch your repeats of Scandal. You are the biggest naysayer in the history. Just shut up and if you have nothing positive to say than shut your trip. So sick of your crap…..Go Dallas AND Revenge.

  • Ram510

    YEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!! This show gets better and better! I hope we don’t have to wait until Summer for it, maybe the early renewal is so they can have a run in January

  • cimmer

    @TV Gord, I’m actually thinking that the reruns of the BBT and Family Guy have probably brought the most ‘new eyes’ to TNT. I think I would have waited until the ratings stabilized a bit more before announcing a renewal but then the rating thresh hold may be very low for Dallas, I mean it might be able to drop to a .07 and still be considered renewable for TNT. Cable has different considerations for renewal than broadcast (unless you’re Fox ;)).

  • Ram510

    @ Cimmer

    Dallas has already been renewed

  • John A

    Surprised Falling Skies hasnt been renewed as the rumours of Dallas and Rizzoli and Isles were true.

  • Pat

    I’m actually surprised that the renewal wasn’t announced sooner. It’s a pretty good extension of the original series. Well done.

  • cimmer

    @Ram15. I know, that’s why I said “I would have waited until the ratings stabilized a bit more before announcing a renewal…”

  • cimmer

    Sorry Ram510.

  • john

    Maybe in season 2 they can trim Larry Hagmans eyebrows! The show is pretty good but all the characters from the original series look like relics except Patrick Duffy.

  • cimmer

    @john, those eyebrows are better actors than some of the ones on the show, IMHO. ;)

  • John A

    @Cimmer Lol I agree.


    WOW! What a year for me personally as Dallas, Nikita, R&I, and Whitney all got renewed this year.

    TV Gord is right Dallas was a very good move for TNT to bring back as they brought new eyes to the network. I usually watch the network for NBA games, Rizolli & Isles, and repeats but I’ve been watching more TNT lately as I keep it on there all night sometimes watching The Mentalist and CSI: NY repeats.

  • Justin121

    Too soon

    Wouldn’t kill them to wait for the end of the season

    Besides, if this is a continuation, wouldn’t this be like the 16th season?

  • Lear

    Not soon at all and well deserved.

    Dallas is bringing different eyes to the network and will help TNT win the cable title away from USA this year for the first time in 7 years.

    A stat you don’t see is the overseas numbers I heard their already raking in huge money for Dallas which probably factored into this early renewal as well.

  • Greg

    DALLAS is by far the best show on television currently! Great writing. Great twists. Great drama. Just loads of fun with a touch of nostalgia! Just seeing the schemer Cliff Barnes on my screen again made me giggle with delight! Looking forward to seeing more past characters showing up and hopefully integrated into some of the storylines! JR is as wicked today as he was 30 years ago! And Patrick Duffy…wow…Bobby Ewing never looked so handsome! Sue Ellen…what can I say? She is just STELLAR! And love the young cast. Josh Henderson is THE break out star of the season! GO JOHN ROSS!!! And Jesse Metcalf’s Christopher…nice guy and nice eye candy! WHOO HOO!!! LOVE DALLAS! GREAT DIRECTING TOO! Its a class act, totally!!!!

  • Cheri Terrill

    So happy that it is going to continue. I am one of the first faithful Dallas groupies!! I love the show and look forward to every Wednesday to see what else is going to happen. I especially love how they are putting in the main characters and mixing the offspring amongst them. First it was JR eating from a rubber spoon and then him coming alive again when John Ross entered the room and spoke to his “Daddy” how JR came suddenly alive!! Now JR is going to swindle his very own son! I also love how the characters are introduced such as Cliff Barnes! Makes for good entertainment!! BRAVO for keeping it alive, finally I have something to watch, I refuse to watch reality TV, give me a good story and I will follow it faithfully. Dallas was my favorite, thank you for reviving it for me again.

  • JR

    Nice. I didn’t want to get invested if it wasn’t going to be renewed.

    How long until we hear about a Dynasty reboot? Though I doubt Joan Collins and Linda Evans would work together again (they had some sort of riff when they starred in a play together).

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