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

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Photo Credit: Ultimate Dallas

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
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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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.

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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7th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominations Announced: Winterthorne, EastSiders & The Bay Battle It Out In Drama Series! Van Hansis, Melissa Archer, Lilly Melgar, Kathleen Gati, Deidre Hall, Martha Madison,Tristan Rogers & More Soap Notables Score Nods!

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On Wednesday, nominations were announced for the 7th Annual Indie Series Awards.  The ISA’s celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web.  Nominations this year were announced in 30 categories.

Online series which featured stars of your favorite daytime dramas took three of the top four spots that led all fields in total nominations.  Michael Caruso’s Winterthorne scored a record-tying 13 nominations, followed by Gregori J. Martin’s The Bay with 12, and Kit Williamson’s EastSiders with 10.   The series Hollywood Wasteland also scored 11 nominations.

The winners will be announced in ceremonies on April 6th at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and the awards show will be hosted by Days of our Lives Eric Martsolf (Brady) and Jen Lilley (Theresa) starting at 8PMPST.

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.

Below is just a sampling of categories featuring daytime notables who received nominations.  For the complete list go to Serial Scoop and click here!  (more…)

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Former Dallas Star Josh Henderson Back With New Series From E!: The Arrangement

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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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