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DALLAS EP Cynthia Cidre Says Netflix Not Option, But Cable Is,To Try And Resurrect Series!

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Since the cancellation of TNT’s Dallas after its third season bombshell cliffhangers, fans have started their (previously reported) campaigns to resurrect the show and show their support that they want the Ewing drama and Southfork to return for a fourth go-round!

Meanwhile, Dallas showrunner Cynthia Cidre has been balancing her disappointment at the decision by TNT to can the series, with pushing forward trying to get a season four on a new outlet!

In a new interview with Yahoo! TV, Cidre relates that she had a feeling that the show might not get-picked up due by TNT due to the executive shuffle and change in direction that the cable outlet was going: “At certain time you have a radar about the situation, and the fact that we had lost our two greatest champions, when (Turner Entertainment Networks president) Steve Koonin and (TNT head of programming) Michael Wright left, was not a good thing. And that it took so long (to make a decision about Dallas‘s future), and that they had so loudly announced the fact that they wanted to change the network completely… it didn’t bode well. It just took too long. When people love you, they tell youthey love you sooner than that. So, I had started to mourn the show (at TNT). By the time I actually got the phone call, it wasn’t a relief, but at least I didn’t live in limbo anymore. “

As to if Netflix, which fans have been suggesting, could be the new home for Dallas, Cidre  reveals that will not be in the cards:  “I wish that were the case, because that was absolutely everybody’s first thought, but unfortunately I don’t believe that our foreign deals allow that. A streaming service is not compatible with our foreign deals, unfortunately, because those deals are all very profitable, and the rest of the world loves Dallas. So I think we’re looking at cable. There’s CMT, there’s Reelz, there’s WGN, there are a lot of possibilities.”

So this begs the question: where do you think is the best cable TV fit for Dallas, to where it could succeed, knowing that Cidre has also revealed that she already has the bible written for the fourth season and could be ready to shoot within the next five weeks?  Weigh-in below!

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Peaches
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Peaches

Just get it on a Network, ASAP

Nelson
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Nelson

How about lifetime or spike tv

Nelson
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Nelson

Just bring it back

Jimbo
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Jimbo

Please bring Dallas back, it was a great show. I want to see what happens next!!!!!

diane
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diane

I don’t care where it goes as long as it gets picked up by someone. One of the best shows out there.

Gayle
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Gayle

Thanks for spreading the word Michael. #SaveDallas

su0000
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su0000

Dallas is full of great talent.. the story is a classic go on..
TNT is run by men, nuff said….. and they seem to be a crazy to let Dallas go..

TV is full of junk programing… Dallas is needed !!
Any network that picks up Dallas will give their network some class and a show that is not junk.. (so tired of junk TV …
long live Dallas!!!

Rob
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Rob

CBS should pick it up as a summer series.

Janet
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Janet

Great idea Rob.

Ricardo
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Ricardo

Cynthia is a wonderful determined woman, I love her so much for not giving up. hopefully cmt or fox can pick up Dallas.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

How about POP formerly known as TVGN—isn’t their parent company the same as CBS, which used to run Dallas when in was on network? It also runs Y&R, so it seems like a good fit for a soap like show– or perhaps that makes too much sense to work

dee
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dee

I would think that tvgn is really not into putting new shows togetherlike dallas, I would luv to see if fox would pick it up,More people for whatever reason would seem to get more viewers, than tnt or tbs ever has with exception of a few. honestly I thought this past year was the best, they were hitting it stride. That really makes me sad that they are dropping dallas.

Tom Joyce
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Tom Joyce

She is pinning her hope on CMT, Reelz, or WGN? I don’t see any of those networks (?) having the money necessary to produce a show as expensive as “Dallas. Do we really want the show back if the budget is going to be slashed substantially?

Charday
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Charday

I’m rooting for them!!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Off the top of my head, I know that OWN is currently producing its own soap. That’s one possibility. Also, WHITE COLLAR is ending on the USA channel. Maybe they’d be open to gambling on a show with a built-in audience like DALLAS instead of trying to create a brand-new one. WC had the same number of shows every season as DALLAS; and they filmed on location in NYC. USA’s “Characters Welcome” mantra would certainly be accurate for DALLAS.

judy ox
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judy ox

Tv land lifetime we tv fox sprike usa tbs is a shame was one of the best shows ever oh and nbc could but it on day time after days what a pairing that would be but that would make to much sense

Judy S
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Judy S

Please get it on a network, cmt, wgn, lifetime, oxygen…this is a great show and don’t want it to end! I loved original Dallas and was so happy it was revived 3 seasons ago. It’s as good now as it was back in the 80’s! Please do whatever it takes to get it back!

Tracey
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Tracey

Please get Dallas back on TV soon, don’t care which network. CBS picking it up again is a great idea.

Don Hewitt
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Don Hewitt

I wouldn’t mind a bit if CBS picked it up, and ordered more that 15 episodes. I like to see about 29 a season.

Don H.

Charles E.
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Charles E.

Add me to those who want the show back ASAP!

DKD
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DKD

If it gets picked up, I hope the new network brings in better wtiters and has Christopher still alive.

TNT 2.0 Forever
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TNT 2.0 Forever

I agree! I only want the show back if it has better writers. Christopher’s death was unnecessary but that is what you do when you lack creativity and actual writing talent. I love Dallas too much to see it destroyed by a bunch of idiots. Fire them so they can go ruin another show. Cidre needs to be let go as well.

Michaelslantz
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Michaelslantz

I think CMT would be a perfect network for the show!

Fran S
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Fran S

I hope Dallas finds a network that appreciates a good, well acted drama. And please bring Christopher back.

DKD
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DKD

Agreed! I only want a fourth season if Christopher is alive!!!

Charlene Schonfield
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Charlene Schonfield

We want our Dallas back please! It will make Dallas fans very happy

jAYNE
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jAYNE

I would love to see CMT pick it up but any cable station would be great as long as we get Dallas back on the air…and not just for a 4th season….for many seasons to come !!
#SAVEDALLAS

Rick Kerr
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Rick Kerr

Wahat is taking so long to get a Network . The FANS are going to have a WORLD WAR soon . #savedallas best show going . Please find a Network soon . I e-mailed Patrick, Josh & Linda but no word back from them . #savedallas PLEASE

Erik Freund
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Erik Freund

CBS

BERNARD
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BERNARD

We are french fan of your amazing new series DALLAS and we are so disappointed ta learn that the 4th season wont be done, it was so so great . Could we have hopening to see on day the followind adventures of the Ewing Family ?

Olga Fargas
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Olga Fargas

ANYWHERE! JUST GET IN BACK ON THE AIR!!! BELIEVE ME DALLAS IS LOVED.

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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

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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Bradford Anderson, Melissa Fumero & Juan Pablo Di Pace To Appear In Virtual ‘Ballots Over Broadway’

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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