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DALLAS’ Cynthia Cidre Becomes EP and Showrunner of New ABC Series BLOOD & OIL (Formerly OIL)!

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Now here’s a perfect fit and they found the right gal to steer the ship! News today out of Deadline.com has that TNT Dallas EP and showrunner Cynthia Cidre, who fought so hard to try to bring the show back to its fans after 3 seasons on cable, has found a new gig!

Now Cidre will be EP and showrunner for the new ABC primetime soap opera, Blood and Oil starring Don Johnson that was formerly titled OIL, when ABC announced the show to advertisers earlier this month at its Upfront presentation in New York City.

Blood & Oil, centers on a “young working-class couple (Chace Crawford, Rebecca Rittenhouse) who move to “The Bakken” in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history, where they are pitted against a ruthless tycoon (Don Johnson) who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage. Cidre will serve as co-showrunner alongside Josh Pate. The two executive produce with Tony Krantz, Rodes Fishburne, Drew Comins and Don Johnson for ABC Signature.”

Doesn’t seem like Blood and Oil is a great fit for Cynthia Cidre’s talent giving what she was able to serve up on the Dallas reboot, and some of the familiar themes that look to be a part of this new series? Share your thoughts below!

 

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clh
clh

So basically she quit fighting because they bought her off. They are going to try to recreate Dallas with newbies they don’t have to pay as much and it ain’t going to ever be Dallas.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

When TNT cancelled DALLAS, everyone lost their jobs, including Cidre. How can you say she was “bought off” when she was basically fired? She never owned the rights to the show personally. Warner Bros. does. If any entity had the role of “fighting” for the show, it was WB; not Cidre. WB carries a lot more weight as a corporation than one executive writer-producer. I liked with Cidre did with updating DALLAS, and I think she’ll bring a lot of storytelling pizzazz to BLOOD & OIL.

mike
mike

Now she needs to recast the role of Don Johnson’s son with Josh Henderson.

toscanti
toscanti

That would be Great!

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

If she does that, I’m there! Josh Henderson needs a new tv gig!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well it won’t be Dallas, but hopefully it will be a good prime time soap– with the success of Empire- let’s hope the trend continues with Blood and Oil. I’m glad she landed on her feet, maybe she might hire for this new show some of the talented actors that graced the Dallas reboot.

su0000
su0000

Blood and Oil seems to be something I would like..
There are many high power primetime soaps, they make daytime soaps look like antiques ..

But- GH is and always will be my #1 soap!

I’m looking forward to Blood and Oil ..

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

One thing that made TNT’s DALLAS really sing IMO was the music. There was a lot of really good music from bands or musicians popular in TX featured on the show. I hope Cidre brings the same style to BLOOD & OIL. Whenever I read the DALLAS Facebook comments after an episode, people were asking, “What was that song? Who was the performer? Where can I find it?”

toscanti
toscanti

I believe she will be a perfect fit for the show. She had alot of story ideas for the Dallas reboot that she didn’t have the opportunity to write. I’m excited to see what she does with Blood and Oil.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Ms. Cidre did a great job leading the DALLAS reboot. Shame not enough people watched. BLOOD & OIL is on my radar for fall, and it looks as though it could be a winner. I do not see it as a DALLAS clone and hope critics and audiences allow it to shine on its own merits despite the commonality of the oil business.

Timmm
Timmm

Anything with Don Johnson, I’m in! OIL, OIL & VINEGAR, BLOOD & OIL! Anyway, they should have just kept it as is, OIL. Blood is not a catchy word that associates me with drama unless its “Friday the 13th!” The catch line would have been OIL, in North Dakota its thicker than blood!

PGP
PGP

I would like to see another name. Hang, but I will check this one out!

Charday
Charday

Loved the DALLAS reboot. Was it ever revealed whether that was really supposed to be Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe) in the car that blew-up in the cliffhanger (series finale)? I figured it was literally a cliff-hanger, Metcalfe was never actually planning to leave the series (contrary to series’ publicity), and we would have seen him the next season if the series had been renewed.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I hope that she does a better job with this show than she did with Dallas. It likely is a better opportunity for her as she is creating a new show rather than trying to continue/revive one with a long history.

I never thought that she had any idea what Dallas was about and no clue as to properly incorporate its history into the new version.

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I loved the Dallas reboot and wished it had gotten some closure to the cliffhangers (primetime movie special perhaps?). But I know that ship has sailed.

I’ll check this out. It looks promising.

Joel
Joel

TNT Dallas was awful, the writing was abominable. Cynthia Cidre may have good intentions but if Dallas is any indication she sucks as a producer.

j r you wing
j r you wing

This is a ripoff of Dallas! Why didn’t another network pick up Dallas after TNT ruined it with a tough time slot? This Blood And Oil won’t last long once people realize that Montana oil is no different than Dallas ‘earl’. I want to see Patrick Duffy’s comment on this new show.

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George Kennedy,  the Oscar-winning star of 1967’s Cool Hand Luke, which also starred Paul Newman has died at age 91, his grandson, Cory Schenkel confirmed.

Kennedy died in his sleep at his Boise, Idaho home early Sunday morning, the day of the Academy Awards.  He had been in failing health ever since his wife Joan died a little over a year ago. George had been under hospice care for the past month.

In the soaps, Kennedy is most remembered for his guest stints on The Young and the Restless playing Victor Newman’s despicable father, Albert Miller.  Kennedy first played the role in 2003 and then reprised it again in 2010.   Victor’s relationship with his father gave Eric Braeden some of the finest material of his career as the complex Victor.  Albert had abandoned his family, causing his son to be raised in an orphanage.

CBS original primetime soap Dallas also featured Kennedy as Carter McKay, one of the Ewing families bitter enemies from 1988 to 1991.  Geroge also played the role in two follow-up TV movies, 1996’s Dallas: J.R. Returns and 1998’s Dallas: War of the Ewings.  In addition, Kennedy appeared in several of the 70’s major disaster films including the original Airport and several sequels, as well as in Earthquake.  In the 80’s, he would appear in The Naked Gun franchise of films along with Leslie Nielsen.

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The nominations were revealed within a very special video presentation hosted by actress Jillian Claire, which features a cameo by Eric Martsolf.

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From Van Hansis, Elizabeth Hubbard, Deidre Hall, Eric Martsolf, John-Paul Lavoisier, Martha Madison, Lilly Melgar, Brianna Brown, Constance Wu, Tristan Rogers, Karrueche Tran, Linda Gray, Kathleen Gati, Carolyn Hennesy, Kevin Spirtas, Patsy Pease, Melissa Claire Egan, Melissa Archer and more, there is plenty of talent on the web these days and they all are ISA nominees this year.

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We all loved Josh Henderson’s portrayal of John Ross Ewing on TNT’s defunct revival of the classic primetime soap, Dallas.

Since Dallas was never able to find a suitable home at another network, Henderson had teased via social media some time ago that he had something big in the works.

Now it is revealed! On Friday, E! announced plans for its second scripted series following The Royals.  The new show is called The Arrangement and stars Henderson alongside Christina Evangelista. The story revolves around a young actress named Megan Morrison (Evangelista), who auditions for a huge summer movie alongside top Hollywood action movie star Kyle West (Henderson). When Megan’s audition leads to a first date with Kylie, she’s presented with a contract that could change her life forever. But will she accept The Arrangement?   Michael Vartan and Lexa Doig also star in the series.

On his official Instagram account, Henderson shared his enthusiasm for the reveal of his next role: “Been waiting for bout 4 months till it became official.. And So excited today cuz I can finally announce I’ve got a new show coming !! 1st season will be 10 episodes on E! More to come soon.” (more…)

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