'Dallas' Renewed for Season 3 by TNT

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April 30th, 2013

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via press release:

TNT Taps Third Season of Hit Drama Series Dallas


TNT has renewed the hit drama series Dallas for a third season. Produced by Warner Horizon Television, Dallas centers on the Ewing clan, an enormously wealthy Texas family whose sibling rivalries, romantic betrayals, corruption and even murder are truly legendary. TNT has ordered 15 episodes for the third season, which is slated to launch in early 2014.


"Dallas has built a passionately loyal following with its expertly woven storylines, clever twists and turns, and numerous outstanding performances by a cast that spans generations," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "Although we said goodbye to Larry Hagman and his iconic character J.R. Ewing this year, Dallas has many more stories left to tell, and the Ewing clan will continue to honor J.R.'s memory by keeping its audience surprised and delighted."



TNT's Dallas stars Patrick Duffy as Bobby Ewing, who is now the senior member of the Ewing family following the death of his older brother, J.R. Ewing. Linda Gray stars as Sue Ellen Ewing, J.R.'s former wife and the mother of his son, John Ross, played by Josh Henderson. Jesse Metcalfe is Christopher, Bobby’s adopted son, and Jordana Brewster is Elena Ramos, who grew up in the Ewing household and is now fighting for her own family's legacy. Julie Gonzalo is Pamela Rebecca Barnes, Christopher's ex-wife and the daughter of Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval), a longtime rival of the Ewings. Brenda Strong stars as Bobby’s wife, Ann, while Mitch Pileggi stars as Harris Ryland, Ann’s scheming ex-husband. The ensemble cast also includes Emma Bell as Emma Brown, a sheltered beauty whose father has taught her to distrust the world around her, and Kuno Becker as Drew Ramos, Elena’s troubled brother who has recently returned to Southfork.


Dallas launched on TNT last summer and ranked as basic cable's #1 new drama of 2012 with key adult demos. In its second season, Dallas has averaged 3.8 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, with 1.6 million adults 25-54 and 1.4 million adults 18-49.


Created by David Jacobs and shot on location in the title city, Dallas is executive-produced by Cynthia Cidre, Michael M. Robin and Robert Rovner.


  • Dillan


    I was hoping for a summer airing, though. I think the show fits much better there, but oh well.

    I’m shocked it got 15 episodes, again though, considering ratings weren’t amazing during the 2nd season.

  • fourat sakka

    nooooo it worked better in the summuer they need to air it on summuer 2014

  • Zach


  • Ricardo

    What about Southland? :(

  • Richard

    It had so much intense competition in January, and on Monday nights. It’s impressive that it survived. I do think it is better suited to a different time of year though. The problem is that Summer 2014 is too far away, and Summer 2013 is too close.

    I’m thrilled though, such an amazing show. It’s definitely filled the Desperate Housewives-shaped hole in my heart.

  • gerry

    i think next season, being the first fully jr-less season, will be most telling regarding its future. i think this season, especially its being up against stiff competition, was a no brainer for renewal.

  • Phill

    Hell yes!!!!!!!

  • Bee

    OMG. awesome. now i can start watching season 2. i wasn’t going to if it got cancelled.

  • John A

    So happy it got 15 Episodes. But it didnt deserve it.

  • Jeff Zee

    A well-earned renewal. Not many shows could forge ahead so strongly after the mid-season death of its main draw. Hagman’s presence defined Dallas and will continue to influence the show, but Dallas TNT is now its own entity, not a mere echo of earlier glories. Congrats to Cidre, Henderson and the cast.

  • Jennifer Irons

    THANK GOD! I am totally relieved and excited that Dallas has been renewed for a third season!! Thank you TNT!!

  • Roco

    @John, stop hating, just be hsppy..

  • Roco


  • Ralph Hahn

    Don’t be too surprised about “Dallas” getting 15 episodes in 2014. This past season was also 15 eps and the debut (or return) season was 10 episodes. During the old days on CBS, a typical Dallas season was usually between 22 and 24 episodes a year. But, like “Mad Men” on AMC and “The Sopranos” on HBO, 13 episodes a year is the usual on cable, basic and pay.

  • The End

    Looks like I was right about this show being renewed too. Been saying for months to Dallas fans the show will come back :P

  • The End


    The ratings were fine and stable. Which is why the show was renewed. Those who watched Dallas and understood ratings knew there was a very high chance of the show returning with the numbers it received. It was never in any danger.

  • John A

    Lol im not hating but its ratings werent great. I thought it would get 10 Episodes only. But 15 is great news.

  • Billiam

    Well, from an older guy who was alive when the original Dallas began airing, I’m very happy to see that the reboot got a third season and thrilled that it is for 15 eps.

    I, too, think they should split the seasons up, 7 eps in summer and 8 in winter but I think gaining much of their original audience back in March was a surprise to them just as much as to the rest of us and so they weren’t prepared.

    We, s fans, couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!! While we love and miss old J.R. and Larry Hagman’s talents, we want to see the story continue and I think Hagman might well have haunted the network exec’s if they didn’t renew it. LOL.

    So, let’s spread the word to old Dallas fans and to our youth to get caught up in the summer and start watching in January.

  • Dillan

    @The End

    I knew it would be renewed, I just thought 10 episodes was more likely.

  • The End


    TNT would never give this show 10 episodes again. It was pulling numbers that would enable it to have another 13-15 episodes.

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