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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
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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.

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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
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mike

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

toscanti
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toscanti

That would be Great!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

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

Mary SF
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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PGP

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

Charday
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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This week, the Michael Fairman Channel dropped the premiere episode of the first-ever virtual soap opera game show, Soap Opera Know-It-All.  

The game features four soap fans from around the country who test their knowledge against each other for prizes and the bragging rights to be the “Ultimate Know-It-All” come seasons end.

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With the coronavirus pandemic still among us and life not fully back to normal, the game show is produced and hosted by Michael Fairman that brought fans from different parts of the country together for the kick-off.  They are: Marni Ockene, Floyd Elwell, Nicholas Hess and Gina Patterson.

 

The game is played in two rounds, and the players receive points for each correct answer as they choose questions from 2 game board categories which are all soap operas; either primetime or daytime in a ‘Jeopardy’-like format.

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However, come the knock-out round we are left with two players who try to answer the final question from this week’s guest performer, The Young and the Restless‘, Sharon Case (Sharon).  If no one is eliminated, the game goes into “Sudden Death”.

On each new episode, different soap operas will be featured on the game board and/or in different amalgamations, plus you never know just which of your favorite soap stars might pop up!

Check out the premiere of “Soap Opera Know-It-All” below.  Then, let us know what you thought of it via the comment section below.

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Dallas and B&B Favorite, Patrick Duffy Finds Love Again at 71 with Actress Linda Purl

It’s never to late to fall in love again and Dallas star, Patrick Duffy (Ex-Bobby Ewing) is proof positive of that.  Duffy, who was married for 48 years to ballet dancer Carlyn Rosser till 2017, when she passed away due to cancer, has reconnected with Happy Days and motion picture and TV actress, Linda Purl whom he first met knew years ago.  Soap fans also remember Duffy’s turn from 2006-2011 on The Bold and the Beautiful as Stephen Logan.

According to PEOPLE and as it has turned out, the Covid-19 pandemic was actually the impetus for Duffy and Purl reconnecting after being casual friends for years, who had simply lost touched with one another..  However, during the Covid-19 lockdown, they happened to be on the same group text chain with other friends that eventually wound up with just the two of them chatting.

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Duffy shared,  “At that point, I loaded up my car and drove 20 hours and ended up on her doorstep just to see if it was real.  We haven’t been apart since.” He added, “I never thought for a minute this would happen again. I never thought I’d feel this way again.”

 

The actor who is going to be in the upcoming Lifetime holiday movie, People Presents: Once Upon a Main Street debuting on November 29th, noted on his relationship with Purl, that he know his beloved late wife would want him to be happy, expressing: “I  feel quite honestly, that it is keeping with the desires of my wife, the fact that we are intended to be happy.  So when it’s offered, think about it, do whatever you do, but don’t let it pass you up if it’s the right thing.”

So,  happy for Patrick that he has found love again after his enduring romance and life with his late wife? Comment below.

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Some of your favorites who have been in both daytime and primetime soaps will be participating in this Friday August 7th’s virtual event, “Ballot Over Broadway” to benefit Higher Heights for America and Field Team 6.

Look for General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), and former Dallas and Fuller House star, Juan Pablo Di Pace (Ex-Nicolas Trevino, Dallas) to join the likes of Laura Benanti, Andre De Shields and so many more from Broadway, TV and Film in an intimate evening songs.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine and former One Life to Live star, Melissa Fumero (Amy and Ex-Adriana, respectively), will be speaking during the event.

Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world. By targeting places that need Democrats most, we aim to take the White House, flip the Senate, and expand our House majority.

Higher Heights is the only national organization providing Black women with a political home exclusively dedicated to harnessing their power to expand Black women’s elected representation and voting participation, and advance progressive policies.

The event kicks-off at 8PM PST/11 PM EST and to be able to view make sure to get your tickets or to donate by going to this link here.

So might you join the virtual event and watch Bradford, Melissa and Juan Pablo? Comment below.

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