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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.”

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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
Peaches

Just get it on a Network, ASAP

Nelson
Nelson

How about lifetime or spike tv

Nelson
Nelson

Just bring it back

Jimbo
Jimbo

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

diane
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
Gayle

Thanks for spreading the word Michael. #SaveDallas

su0000
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
Rob

CBS should pick it up as a summer series.

Janet
Janet

Great idea Rob.

Ricardo
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
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
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
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
Charday

I’m rooting for them!!

KansasGuest
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
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
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
Tracey

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

Don Hewitt
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.
Charles E.

Add me to those who want the show back ASAP!

DKD
DKD

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

TNT 2.0 Forever
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
Michaelslantz

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

Fran S
Fran S

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

DKD
DKD

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

Charlene Schonfield
Charlene Schonfield

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

jAYNE
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
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
Erik Freund

CBS

BERNARD
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
Olga Fargas

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

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‘Dallas’ star Ken Kercheval Dead At Age 83

Sad news to report for fans of the iconic primetime soap, Dallas.  Ken Kercheval, who played the thorn in J.R. Ewing’s (Larry Hagman) side, Cliff Barnes, has passed away.   The actor was 83 and died at his home in Indiana on Sunday.   The cause of death is under wraps.  He had been previously open about being a lung cancer survivor after years of smoking.

Kercheval was on Dallas for its entire run on CBS from 1978 to 1991, and returned to the TNT reboot from 2012 to 2014 to reprise his signature role.

On Dallas, Cliff Barnes was always the perennial loser when he went toe to toe with ruthless J.R, but in the final season, Cliff beats J.R at his own game and takes over Ewing Oil.  Cliff was also hopelessly in love with Sue Ellen Ewing (Linda Gray) and was the brother to Pam Barnes, played by Victoria Principal.

As for Ken’s first big acting breaks, that came on daytime soap operas when early in his career he appeared on Search for Tomorrow and How to Survive a Marriage.

Later, he appeared on episodic dramas such as Starsky & Hutch, and Crossing Jordan.  His final role was in a movie, 2019’s Surviving in L.A. said to be a comedy/drama in which he plays the business manager of a former teen sitcom star who trashed her life through drug abuse and is fresh out of rehab.

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Share your thoughts on the passing of Ken Kercheval in the comment section below.   But first, watch him as Cliff Barnes in this scene from TNT’s Dallas when he sees J.R. for the first time in years!

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Is That You Bobby Ewing? ‘Dallas’ Favorite Patrick Duffy Dons New Look For Guest Spot On ‘American Housewife’

In this week’s tis’ the season episode of the comedy series, American Housewife, none other than former  Dallas and The Bold and the Beautiful star Patrick Duffy returns to TV, when in story, Katie (Katie Nixon) strives to keep her long-separated parents apart when her father, Marty (Duffy), arrives in time to surprise the Otto family for Christmas.  The episode is aptly titled, “Saving Christmas”

This then puts Marty face-to-face and toe-to-toe with ex-wife Kathryn, played by the wonderful Wendie Malick.

Soap fans will remember the Hot in Cleveland crossover between Malick and Susan Lucci of All My Children.

The first look photos of Duffy on American Housewife were first delivered by ABC to TV Insider.

The Duffy-esque episode airs on Wednesday December 12th (8:30pm EST)

For Dallas fans, they are still wishing that that somehow the show will still come back in another incarnation after its latest (the TNT version) was canned after three seasons.

Will you be checking out Patrick on American Housewife? What do you think of the ponytail look? Comment below.

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Y&R and Dallas Alum, Oscar Winner George Kennedy Has Died

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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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After the jump, watch George Kennedy as Albert on The Young and the Restless in scenes with Eric Braeden and Joshua Morrow (Nick).  Then share your thoughts on the passing of this talented actor in the comment section below! (more…)

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