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DALLAS Renewed Already For A Second Season by TNT!

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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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brian
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brian

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”

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

I hope it will be sooner then 20 years.

susan M.
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susan M.

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

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Great idea!

Rodd
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Rodd

Fantastic news! Smart people there at TNT, eh?

toscanti
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toscanti

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

Adam
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Adam

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

jenny
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jenny

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!

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

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.

jenny
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jenny

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!

Patrick
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Patrick

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.

jenny
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jenny

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… Read more »

david
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david

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

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

Wouldn’t that be nice.

Patrick
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Patrick

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 stand..how 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… Read more »

jenny
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jenny

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

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,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

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.

jenny
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jenny

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… Read more »

jenny
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jenny

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… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

AWESOME!!!!!

BenjamanT
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BenjamanT

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!

jenny
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jenny

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!

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

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.

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

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.

Benjaman
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Benjaman

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.

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

oops, Take no crap off anyone.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

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.

BenjamanT
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BenjamanT

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… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

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

gloria
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gloria

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

Dmitri
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Dmitri

Great news for a great show

jp
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jp

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.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Love it! Great news!

LLATWTFan
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LLATWTFan

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

radical delusion
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radical delusion

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)… Read more »

mrswillieg
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mrswillieg

I AM LOVING DALLAS! I WOULD LOVE TOO SEE FALCON CREST RETURN <3

Radical Delusion
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Radical Delusion

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… Read more »

Larry
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Larry

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.

Sammi
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Sammi

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

Keck
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Keck

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

Patty
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Patty

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.

June
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June

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

Chris
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Chris

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.

gloria
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gloria

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

Joel
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Joel

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.

June
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June

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

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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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