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DALLAS EP's Cynthia Cidre and Michael Robin Halt Efforts To Find New Home For Canceled Series!

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It’s a very sad day for soap fans, once again!  The time has come to put an end to the reboot of Dallas.

After the #SaveDallas campaign began in early October and picked up so much steam, it simply was not enough for the series showrunners, Cynthia Cidre and Michael Robin to find a new cable home for the soap after it being dumped by TNT at the conclusion of its third season cliffhanger.

In a statement released today to DallasDecoder.com, Cidre and Robin let the fans know and all  that supported their efforts, that they have been unable to find a new home for the series and are ending their search.  Below is the statement.

Cidre and Robin Joint Statement: “Friends … Well, we have come to the end.  After a 6-week attempt to try and land our beloved Dallas at another network, we have to inform you that we have not succeeded. Warner Horizon has attempted, in a Herculean way, to try and find us a new home, but at the end of the day it did not work out.

We so appreciate the outpouring of support by all of you, and the #SaveDallas campaign was a truly remarkable undertaking. We cannot fully express how much we loved making this show for you and with you. We had 3 wonderful years together, and we had the times of our lives bringing this iconic show back to television. Thank you for your support; thank you for your loyalty to our wonderful characters; and thank you for watching our show.

We wish you all our very best, and thank you again for loving Dallas.  With great admiration and appreciation, Cynthia Cidre and Michael Robin”

So Dallas fans, what do you think of the news?  Heartbreaking? Were you of the belief that the reboot of Dallas could find a new home?  What will you miss the most know that it appears we have seen the last of Southfork! Share your thoughts below!

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MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

I really enjoyed this show. Never missed an episode and always watched live. It was appointment TV for me. I appreciate everyone’s efforts to keep the show alive and will miss it. Would have loved a resolution to the cliffhanger, at least. Best wishes to all involved for future success.

Marty w
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Marty w

The original DALLAS and this DALLAS were both appointment TV for me from the very first episode of both series. I think if one of the major networks (ABC; NBC; or CBS) picked up the new series, it would be a hit. Ms. Cidre and Mr. Robin are, I think, amoung the best writers to ever work on television scripts. What a great, spell-binding time they provided us.

Karen
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Karen

Although I am not happy to hear this news I wasn’t really expecting much. It seems like other genre’s can be rescued by the fans, just not soaps. I loved the first season completely. The second season started to lose me when they starter ading so many new characters at break neck speed. I kept up, loved seeing Judith LI ghat but the 3rd season really was on the fence for me. I think the wrtiers took too much liberty when they started inferring Southfork was anyone’s other than the Ewings. There was no way JR could have done anything… Read more »

SZima
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SZima

Like you, I enjoyed the first season, but lost interest halfway into the second season. I thought I might binge-watch to catch up, but obviously wasn’t interested enough to do that. I’m not sure why…maybe it was the two “boys”…John Ross & Christopher… that didn’t grab me.
Anyway, I sorry for those that loved the show, but it really doesn’t matter to me that it’s not coming back.
Now if they could bring back Knots Landing, with most of the originals, I could get into that!

dansky
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dansky

TNT failed to recognize its audience. DALLAS started off strong on Wednesday Nights in the mid to late summer three years ago. It aired at the perfect time of the night for fans to enjoy. Then in their zest for winter ratings, it was forced back onto the air in the dead of winter on a Monday night to fight for ratings on an already powerful night for cable as well as network programming. And yes, with the loss Larry Hagman was a hit to the show, but the wriiing and acting never faltered. If only TNT had not messed… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

Completely agree with you. DALLAS was a good show – it had it’s faults but it never failed to entertain on a weekly basis. But the biggest mistake was taking a successful summer series and moving it to the regular season. DALLAS was fluffy popcorn fun – it simply couldn’t stand up to the regular slate full of fall and spring shows. While I understand the need to make the attempt to see if it could thrive against stiffer competition, once they discovered it couldn’t, I fully expected them to course correct and return it to an annual summer series.… Read more »

Nick D.
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Nick D.

The should have attempted to get a wrap up movie made – the chances would have been better. A two or four hour movie could have gotten financed between DVD/VOD sales, domestic and foreign licensing. “Dallas- The End. ” Really crappy to leave off on a cliffhanger.

su0000
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su0000

I read fans of dark shadows never got over its’ no ending, so i can see how the dallas fans may never get past it also..
always wondering how it would have ended / closure..

shows like dallas are very expensive to produce and maintain, and the broadcast networks are not able to support big productions as dallas..
It needs cable ..

Lew S.
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Lew S.

Farewell to a very good soap. Never missed an episode.

Claudio
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Claudio

I am very upset and sad, that another network did not pick up dallas. RIP. Too many crappy reality shows out there. I only watch the voice and Dancing with the stars. I no longer watch American idol, that needs to be cancelled. I am very grateful we still have 4 Daytime soaps left. I love watching Days of our lives, GH and The Young and The Restless. We need to support and watch the soaps. Amen.

Charday
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Charday

DALLAS was my favorite show on tv and it will be missed. Grateful that we had three seasons, but it should have ended better. I like Nick’s idea above about they should have at least done a tv movie/wrap-up.

TnT 2.0 Forever
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TnT 2.0 Forever

I’m not a fan of Cidre so glad to hear she is moving on. This provides an opportunity someone more talented and actually knows how to produce a prime-time soap to come along and take another stab at the Dallas reboot. I’ve had enough of Cidre.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

I agree. I was not impressed with her “spin” on the Ewings and “Dallas.” She didn’t seem to know or to appreciate fundamental elements about the original show that were a key to its success.

Bethune
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Bethune

Cidre is was not only wrong for Dallas but any show. Having a new vision for the show isn’t necessarily a bad thing but awful writing riddled with continuity errors from episode to episode and personality-du-jour are massive problems. Compound it with completely illogical plots and twists that make no sense or worse yet damage the characters, and you have a show not worth saving.

Dom
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Dom

TNT SUCKS!!!

dee
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dee

totally agree!,

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

I am so sorry to hear this news. I really enjoyed this show and its amazing cast. My very best wishes to everyone in the future.

Sigrid
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Sigrid

Well, that sucks!!

abruzzfan
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abruzzfan

Sad news indeed!

Kate
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Kate

If Dallas had 14 or 15 great seasons before why end now. You can have 14 more seasons on USA network or CBS before Blue Blood on Fridays. Move Hawaii five o to TNT.Dallas should not cancel nor end the series to keep the program on the air in memory of Larry Hagman. If he were still alive the network or the writers wouldn’t end Dallas. I say at least air through the Winter on any network. Do what you have done to other soaps leave the airways but,air them through Hulu etc.as you do for All my Children and… Read more »

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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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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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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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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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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.

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