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DALLAS Renewed Already For A Second Season by TNT!



Fantastic news!  TNT’s reboot of Dallas which had had stellar cable ratings over the past three weeks of its first season debut, already got picked up by the network for a season two!  Can you say, “Bonafide Hit?”

In a press release today TNT programming president Michael Wright announced that the Dallas has been given the orders for another 15 episodes that will debut in 2013! So far, the show is averaging 6.9 million viewers for its first season.

Wright stated, “Dallas has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts. With Dallas’ top-flight ratings, robust growth through time-shifted viewing and the extensive online buzz, it’s clear the Ewings of Southfork have once again captured the imagination of viewers.”

So look for more dysfunctional family drama, just like us soapers, like it!  What do you think of the quick renewal pick-up? Do you think it gives hope that the soaps are going to have a true resurgence on primetime?  Will the rumored Dynasty reboot be next in line?

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so happy to see a reboot working….

who is going to the successful network that reboots “One Life To Live” ???

yes, i am still hopeful… everyone wait some 20 odd years for “Dallas”, and i will be there if and when it happens for “One Life To Live”

I hope it will be sooner then 20 years.

So will I !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great idea!

Fantastic news! Smart people there at TNT, eh?

Great news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok, reboot Knots Landing….this was the real show with a great cast and it was drama!

But Knots Landing was never as good once Donna Mills aka Abby left so if they bring it back make sure Abby returns!

Or food for thought-how about Abby pays a visit to new Dallas? Would love to see JR and Abby go a few rounds LOL!

That’s a good Idea, I would love to see her shake things up. However I never liked that she went after Gary when he was with Valene.

It may have been wrong for Abby to go after Gary but you gotta admit the Abby/Gary/Val triangle spiced up KL in a BIG way. The show was good before, but that triangle made it must-see tv.

And besides I liked Abby over wishy-washy eternal v ictim Val always!

Barbara t. – wasn’t that horrible… to see Valene struggle… with Abby? Oye! Course, Gary, “being” a “man”… couldn’t fight off Abby….

Gosh! it was a something… knot’s … to see.. Valene with best friend Karen… go head to heads with Abby… Donna Miss, all her own… never saw nothing, like her…. a force…. even delectable then Joan Collins.

the one couple that i really liked… the down to earth.. not caught up in the oil riches.. was Donna and Ray.
The story that held me captive… was Valenes missing twins… .and the return of her babies.. ala Donna.

Well Gary was a weakling from day one. Part of why I never was a real big KL fan was the two core characters, Gary and Val were both such big weaklings!

Gary was nowhere as strong as Bobby or JR-hell even Ray had more strength than him!

And Val all she did was whine over Gary-what she saw in him was beyond me with his drinking and cheating all the time. But then Val was no prize herself always being a victim and rarely really fighting back.

It may sound mean but I cheered Abby mowing both of em down LOL! And Abby wasn’t in love with Gary, I never deluted myself on that. I knew she wanted his money and power and I loved watching her in action!

But Abby had one redeeming quality and that was her love for her children. Remember how Abby single-handedly fought to get her daughter, Olivia off drugs?

And Abby did feel remore over the twins with Val and even played a role in getting them back to her.

Almost 7 million viewers is impressive. If only OLTL could follow after Dallas.

Wouldn’t that be nice.

I’m ecstatic! for Dallas… the actors, and fans, alike. Any soap formatted show, be it, prime time, or daytime.. works.. and is a clear indicator…that soaps have a life on television. i just finished.. episodes 2 and 3.. and my first thought.. is… JR.. is JR! he hasn’t lost his touch.

my favorite scene… was when he was with Ann… telling her about… how he couldn’t Miss Ellie and Bobby were so close… and he spent most of his life… “hating” Bobby…. and told Ann it was a lot of wasted years. and JR, shared.. how, Daddy, plucked JR up, and steered him to become the head of Ewing oil… and Miss Ellie snatched Bobby up… So, you could see, how the two brothers… past present and future.. belies….who, and what, they’ve become.

now, that, we know…. and they, the writers, and actors, know… they’re coming back… let’s get more guest stars of old… and please… show more Sue ellen.

between this and hearing GH is safe for now (it got OLTL’s old 2 pm timeslot) I am in soap opera hog heaven LOL!

Also hearing rumors that Kirsten Storms may be on her way back as Maxie makes me happy since I loathe the current actress and want a Spixie reunion but only with KS!

Plus I read in Soaps In Depth Kimberly McCullough signed up for ABC’s directing program and said if it can be worked out where she directs and can do GH at same time, she would definitely agree to come back! Here’s hoping something can be worked out on that one!

Anyway I loved original Dallas and am currently collecting it on dvd (up to season 9 so far). Love the new one and am thrilled it is a big hit. Now lets bring more of the original cast on more regularly like Lucy and Ray and please move heaven and earth to bring Victoria Principal back as Pam! I am sure Ann is nice but I want my Pam and Bobby dammit!

LOL… Here, Here! We need some good SECURE news… our soaps… will.. persevere… networks… preserve what belongs! SERIALS.

Kirsten Storms… IS SO ADOREABLE. I’m glad, Jen Lilly… made the role, hers.. in the the interim…. she surprised me…. after all the melee. she surprised, me, when she married Matt… and Matt, manned up and went to Prison… wasn’t maxie funny when asked, where’s her husband… she says.. he’s in a government position… something to that affect… and blurted out prison… I’ll miss Matt…

although, Patricks prescription…”plan”… totally, took me by surprise… he’s (?) going to crash and burn? with Maxie, picking up the pieces?

Lucky you.. with the collection of the original Dallas…. I SO WISH I HAD ALL OF KNOT’S LANDING… now that would be hog heaven.. for me…

NEW DAYS FANS! PLEASE tune in when the formidable… Ms. Eileen Davidson… RETURNS TO DOOL… as Kristen DeMira…. The Phoenix’ daughter… now that’s enticement enough….. high brow drama permeates John and Marlena’s consciousness.

I have to mention… Spinelli, telling Maxie off….. I’m done!…. doorMATTing for you… WAITING! that was heartbreaking… the look in Jen Lilly’s face.. was believeable.

wow… kirsten. has missed alot.

First off I can’t stand Jen Lilley as Maxie especially during Robin’s death she grated on my nerves throwing that fit at Robin’s funeral. And wearing that red dress too! How tacky and insensative can she be?

I will welcome KS back with open arms cause JL clearly had zippo chemistry with BA and that why Spixie is done…for now. If KS returns I definitely see a Spixie reunion coming.

And Spinelli did have ever right to tell Maxie off after she treated him like dirt when he went all out to clear her name and get her out of prison.

And let’s not forget Spinelli has never waivered loving Maxie whereas she cheated on him!

On different note, I want Robin back-and not just to give Scrubs a happy ending either. I think Kimberly is realizing now she can do both directing and be on GH if the workload is balanced evenly. I hope TPTB move heaven and earth to make this happen!

Oh and btw nothing could ever entice me back to Days-I quit that show way back in the 90s when John and Marlena slept together when Isabella was barely dead in her grave. And they focked no less on a table in a conference room while a party was going on just outside the door. And FYI Marlena was married to and living under the same roof as Roman when this happened, that sanctimonious hobag! And to cap things off, poor Sami accidentally walked in and saw them going at it on the table. Is it any wonder for years Sami hated Mommy Dearest?

As for now, with Peter Reckell leaving that seals any glimmer of me ever looking at Days again. Bo and Hope were the couple that hooked me in the first place and to see them end is stomping on any last bit of Days love I have left.

Plus I don’t look at all the character names and don’t even recognize most of them. If I were to watch (and I sure as hell won’t) it wouldn’t be returning to an old favorite, it would be watching a whole new show! And sorry I not interested!


Now maybe they’ll explore the mystery of Pamela’s disappearance. Would be nice to see Pam and Ann face off. This has quickly become my fav night-time show!

Oh bring it on! Ann is too saintly for my taste! Pam could be at times but she knew how to fight back too! She at least once gave JR a good smackdown and she also gave one to her psycho bitch sister Katherine when she learned Katherine wrote the letter to Bobby that made him ask Pam for a divorce. And Pam also knew how to keep Cliff in line too! Pam is direly needed back for so many reasons I can’t keep count!

I never liked when she went with that Mark Graison either, I hope tptb try to talk pam into coming back, I hear she is still saying no.

That would be interesting, I don’t know about a Pam, Anne, face off, it looks like Bobby and anne have been married for a while, Pam would look like a fool trying to start something there, anne is a very strong Character, a character that won’t take no crap off anyway, did you see her load up that rifle? I still would like to see Pam show up at South Fork to see her son and Explain why she left and why she never stayed in touch at least to see that her son was alright.

I think of Pam as being Bobby’s great love. They fought to stay together for a long time and against a terrific opposing force — JR. I remember being very disappointed when she was with Mark Graison – it changed the tone of the series for me.

oops, Take no crap off anyone.

Let Pam go. She made a choice to leave and let’s accept that. DALLAS is in the day opted not for a recast. I think having Christopher always deal with the loss of his mother by abandonment is a great character motivator.

According to Wikipedia:

Pam made a brief appearance in the 12th season premiere, with a different appearance due to plastic surgery (which also doubled as an explanation for Margaret Michaels portraying the role rather than Victoria Principal). She reveals to her brother Cliff that she is happy in her new life and plans to marry her doctor. Later, after Cliff leaves, her fiance asks why she didn’t tell Cliff that she has a terminal disease and only has a year to live. Though this was the character’s final appearance in the series, Pam has never been declared dead on the show.[43]

That doesn’t sound a case like a case of disappearance to me — so I assume some rewriting has occurred.

I WANT a KNOTTS reboot!!! That being said, I am loving DALLAS, and thrilled to see it succeed…now, please more Sue Ellen!

Knots Landing coming back would be so wonderful. I Love Knots landing.

Great news for a great show

I am so glad. Dallas is on fire. Now I am hoping OLTL is not far behind. If I remember correctly, PP has til Jan. to do something with OLTL. It would be the perfect opportunity for TNT to pick up another show focused around a family from Texas…The Buchanans. Long live One Life To Live.

Love it! Great news!

Enjoying Dallas! So glad it’s been renewed! Hope Cliff Barnes gets more screen time.

Fantasmagoric! But i never had a doubt. I predicted this exact scenario, down to the network when the original series ended. Hopefully Ms. Principal, who as we know, does not need to act for money, will see the success and quality of the writing and production of the continuation and come back at least to recur. I think it would be great to have pam back as a regular and all the storylines around chris’ abandonment issues. However, I doubt Victoria has the time with all her businesses, so hopefully a recurring role (at least 25-50 % of the episodes) could be worked out. What I DO NOT want to see is a 2 episode quick “tie up” of pam’s loose ends just so she can never come back or come back once year for ratings sweeps.


Just watched the scene where Cliff sees Pam (played by Margaret Michaels) for the last time. Considering the fact that the actress had never played the role before and did just one seen, I think it was as good of a recast as any I’ve ever seen. Anyone who has ever watched a daytime soap knows that an actor taking over an already-established role usually takes a few months to fully “settle in.” That being said, I feel that if Victoria Principal will not return to “Dallas,” the producers should consider Margaret Michaels. As much as I love the new show and think the writing is great, there is a void and that void is Pam’s abscence. To me, the original show was never the same after she left (they managed to keep the same feel for one season after because bobby’s search for her was prevalent so her presence was still felt in the storylines) and the “resurrection” is lacking her as well. I don’t want some 2 episode “wrap-up” either, which would be insulting. She needs to come back either full-time, part-time, or for at least a 4 episode arc with the possibility of future return.

Love the new Dallas. I certainly hope the don’t screw it up by having Knots characters on. Gary makes sense but Val is to ugly to appear.

I agree! Joan Van Ark looks like Herman Munster without the sex appeal!

That’s mean! Plus she doesn’t look like Herman Munster! She looks like a tranny in a fright wig!

How DARE you she is a great actress and wonderful person! …Who just happens to look like she was beat in the face with a shovel. Truthfully she was ugly before the plastic surgery – Donna Mills was far more interesting and attractive.

I dont agree, Valene and Gary are the best. I hope they bring Knots Landing back, It would make the show even better. KNOTS LANDING RULES

Your wrong – Joan Van Ark is a hideous granny clown who should only appear on camera in total darkness and not on Dallas. She appeared in only a handful of Dallas episodes and was the least important character to appear. Dora Mae was more important to the plot! If Val must be on the role should be recast with Iggy Pop.

Please Please Please BRING BACK KNOTSLANDING There was nothing like it……

Well they wouldn’tbe able to afford all the main cast so they would need to narrow it to Abby Gary and Karen. Val isn’t. necessary – she was always dull. Abby is far more interesting and still looks attractive. Joan looks like an ugly horsefaced hag.

Glad the night soaps are coming back. This is what we need. We need knots landing toooooooooo.


Lifetime’s ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’ Brings Epic Food Fight and “Slapfest Coup de Grâce”

Get ready for the feuding soap opera divas, when five actresses known for their signature primetime and daytime roles are brought together in Lifetime’s new holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas.

Saturday night, December 2nd on Lifetime (8pm ET/7PM CT) marks the highly-anticipated holiday movie premiere featuring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing), Nicolette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest et al), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Here’s what we do know! In story, five alums from the long-running soap, The Great Lakes reunite for a live Christmas finale. Uh-oh!  Now take a look at the backstory of the colorful cast of characters (pay special attention to the clever twists on the actresses names!)

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LAUREN EWING (Linda Gray) “Everyone thinks I’m so damn good all the time,” confesses the junk food-loving Lauren of her second act as a lifestyle guru. “I don’t know how Gwenyth Paltrow does it!”

DANA CUNNINGHAM (Donna Mills) Now a sitcom mom, she’s yet to make amends to ex-bestie Juliette after abruptly leaving the soap back in the day. Not that she hasn’t tried: “When I thought the world was going to end in Y2K,” Dana says, “I reached out to her, and she never called me back.”

LILY MARLOWE (Loni Anderson) After replacing Dana on ‘Great Lakes’, Lily never again found a role to win her acclaim. “What do I have to show for (my career)? An arc on  For the People – Shonda Rhimes’ only flop!”

JULIETTE MATHESON (Nicollette Sheridan) “She left me for L.A.,” the party girl turned fashion mogul recalls of Dana’s betrayal. Will their feud derail the entire event?

MARGEAUX ROBERTS (Morgan Fairchild) “Fasten your face-lifts, ladies, it’s gonna be a bumpy weekend!” The sassy grande dame of ‘Great Lakes’ sees the Juliette-Dana beef as the perfect escape from her own domestic drama.

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Now, making this all the more hysterical is the director of The Great Lakes reunion special, which makes the five women live under the same roof, is its former child star Alex, who has gotten his ex-girlfriend, Nell to direct the finale. Meanwhile, in the subplot. the ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ come up with a plan to get Alex and Nell back together.

As with any good soap opera, there is a major food fight. Linda Gray shared with USA Today ,”The food fight was one take. And it was fabulous.” And of course, their is a bitch-fest slap-fest. Morgan Fairchild revealed, “Oh honey, we all got ours in. Mine was a simple, ‘How dare you?’ with a slap. But I was hoping for a punch.”

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The movie’s EP, Larry Thompson, who is a Hollywood manager and has Donna Mills as a client, said that the entire scene peaks with the”slapfest coup de grâce.” What is that exactly? That is when Donna Mills pushes Nicollette Sheridan into a pool in a nod to Dynasty’s Lily bond battle between Dynasty’s Alexis (Joan Collins) and Krystle (Linda Evans).

In case you missed it previously, check out the trailer for Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas below, also starring Patrika Darbo, Alec Mapa, Mills real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, and Christopher Atkins with theme song by Tiffany.

Now let us know, will you be tuning in to the movie for a premise that should delight many a longtime soap fan? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Morgan Fairchild, Nicollette Sheridan & Donna Mills Visit ‘Tamron Hall’ to Talk ‘Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas’

UPDATED: Monday November 27th, soap opera favorites, Morgan Fairchild (GH, ex-DAYS, DFT, The City, Dallas, Falcon Crest et al), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing) and Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing) visit with Tamron Hall on her syndicated talk show. (find times in your area here).

The trio is set to give some inside intel to Tamron on their highly-anticipating holiday film, Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas, set to premiere on Lifetime on Saturday, December 2nd (8pm ET/7Pm CT) and streams next day.

As previously reported, Ladies of the 80’s: A Divas Christmas also stars Linda Gray (Dallas) and Loni Anderson (WKRP in Cincinnati) and in story, five glamorous ‘80s soap opera stars reunite to share the spotlight to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera.

The producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the whole production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together. Along the way, the divas also discover that the love between them all is still very strong too.

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Ladies of the ‘80s: A Divas Christmas also stars Christopher Atkins, Patrika Darbo (ex-DAYS, B&B, The Bay), Alec Mapa, and Mills’s daughter, Chloe Mills. In addition, the holiday film features a theme song performed by none other than ’80s pop star Tiffany.

Check out the official trailer for ‘Ladies of the ’80s’ starring Donna, Nicollette, Linda, Morgan and Loni below, followed by the Tamron Hall Show segment.

Now let us know, are you looking forward to watching Ladies of the ’80s: A Divas Christmas? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Donna Mills, Linda Gray, Nicollette Sheridan, Morgan Fairchild, Loni Anderson to Appear in Lifetime’s 80s and Soap-Themed Holiday Movie

Wowza! Now here’s a line-up of soap opera and primetime favorites all in one movie! Coming up for the holidays, Lifetime has revealed they have an 80s and soap-themed film starring: Donna Mills (ex-Knots Landing, General Hospital), Linda Gray (ex-Dallas), Nicollette Sheridan (ex-Knots Landing and Dynasty), Morgan Fairchild (ex-Falcon Crest, SFT, DAYS et al) and Loni Anderson (ex-WKRP in Cincinnati).

Filmed earlier in 2023, Ladies of the 80’s is said to follow five soap opera divas (how fun and perfect!), as they reunite to shoot the final Christmas episode of their long-running soap opera!

In story, the producer, Alex (Travis Burns) and director Nell (Taylor Ann Thompson), who happen to be old college friends, do their best to keep things on the rails but as the ladies come together, old rivalries resurface that threaten to tear the production apart. With the show nearly canceled before it even begins due to the ladies’ famous diva behavior, they reluctantly agree to set aside their differences and past secrets to “act” as if they all still love each other.  When old sparks reignite between Alex and Nell, the ladies become eager to play cupid and conspire to bring the couple together.  

But wait, there’s more! In addition to the five leading ladies, the cast also includes: Days of our Lives favorite Patrika Darbo (ex-Nancy), Alec Mapa, and Donna Mills’ real-life daughter, Chloe Mills, plus 80s heartthrob, Christopher Atkins.

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There is even a Ladies of the 80’s theme song, performed by none other than 80’s pop star, Tiffany!

In a statement on the project, the movie’s EP Larry A. Thompson shared: “The opportunity to bring together Donna, Morgan, Loni, Linda and Nicollette, five powerhouse women into one holiday movie, has been like finding the perfect gift under the Christmas tree.”

The official airdate of the holiday movie will be revealed shortly in the networks’s A Wonderful Lifetime Holiday movie schedule. Deadline first shared the news.

What do you think of this upcoming soap opera-themed movie featuring Donna, Linda, Nicollette, Morgan and Loni? Comment below.

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