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Linda Gray On DALLAS: "We're Not Finished With The Characters. We're Not Finished With The Show!"

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Dallas star Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) who is hoping and championing the return of the television reboot of Dallas to another cable home, appeared over the weekend at at the “Wings Over the Wetland: Beyond the Surface” philanthropic event in the city of Dallas.

Gray was chosen as the 2014 honorary chair for the fundraiser, which raises money to expand water and wildlife education curriculum and research programs for the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, which serves as the hub of environmental and social interest for the 3,100 acres of man-made wetland habitat on the Rosewood Seagoville Ranch property located about 20 miles south of downtown Dallas.

When speaking to Dallas’ CultureMap.com about the status of the status of the beloved series since TNT canceled it after three seasons , Gray said,“I just talked to our producers today, and we’re thinking we have to find a new home. There are no bad feelings. It’s called show business for a reason, so in this industry, we’re always like, if one door shuts, another opens. But we also feel that we’re not finished. We’re not finished with the characters. We’re not finished with the show.”

As we have previously reported, Dallas showrunner Cynthia Cidre is actively pursuing a new home for the primetime soap and hopes to have news on this front in the weeks ahead!

Would you love to see Linda Gray get a chance to play Sue Ellen again? Do you think Dallas will land a new cable TV home soon? Comment below!

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I love Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy. They are Dallas. Please let it be true. I want Dallas to continue or at least come to a real conclusion.

Loved Sue Ellen & Dallas then & now. More Dallas Please.

I would love to see it on a different channel, however I doubt if it would work. Look at what happened to AMC and OLTL.

That fell about due to funding and miss management. ABC will see their error and make corrections hopefully!

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Dallas is a classic, it will survive..

I agree, a new home! Leave it to Linda to say it with grace and spirit!

We can only hope if you love your show you need to watch and let the network know your watching dallas had such good acting and good writing is a sad thing we all need to get behind days so it dosnt happen to it to

Bring back Dallas! We all love it! Always have and always will!

I liked seeing linda gray judith light patrick Duffy and that dude from the xfiles but that was it the younger cast was generic especially elena!

Lifetime!

LOGO!

Come on, CBS. Now it your chance to have that DALLAS glory again.

I liked the show very disappointed it is cancelled. I wasn’t happy with some of the direction of the writing. I thought it was too much Emma and Christopher getting killed was too premature but I enjoyed the show.

Yes, please save Dallas. Best season yet!!

please bring Dallas to another network! Loved this show ever since it aired years ago. Wonderful actors!! Check updates everday hoping for good news soon

Some network has to give this show a fighting chance. Keep it on for a whole season instead of splitting it would certain help sustain continued interest. This show was/is fantastic! I really hope it finds another home.

I hope their efforts are successful. Nu-Dallas was so much mire entertaining than the original.

Give it up Linda. It’s already been brought back once and Larry’s no longer with us. It’s inconceivable to perceive the show like him. Besides, Dallas is a relic of another age.

TVGN would be a great home for Dallas

Please don’t give up on this show, work on getting more of the older cast back from retirement, find another network and get it going to at least finish it properly, not just telling all the fans its over, that is just not the right thing to do, too many of us loved the old Dallas, and tried to adapt and like the new one, I was lucky enough to be an extra cast in a couple of episodes, I am 100% certain I am not alone in my thoughts, bring it back to at least end it PROPERLY..!!!!

Yes, definitely bring Dallas back!! Once again I got hooked when I found out it was on another channel! Dallas was the beginning of my week, couldn’t wait to sit down on Monday nights to see it!!

Please bring Dallas back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do hope they find a new network to pick up the show. Dallas is a great show and the actors are phenomenal. I recommend they put it on Wedneday or Friday. Monday has too much competition. I am optimistic as well and do believe they will be back on another network. USA, TVGN, and possibly OWN.

I want more DALLAS!!!

More of Dallas – it’s too good to bite the dust !

Yes I absolutely agree!! We the fans need this show to continue its far from over its a great show with great actors. I watched the original Dallas from start to finish…and people young and old im telling you please do all you can to keep this series going you will not regret it. Im a loyal fan to the end!

I feel bad for Gray and Duffy. They certainly have shown loyalty to the show and really gave it their best effort in this version of “Dallas.”

That being said, the writers and the producers REALLY let down Gray and Duffy and the viewers with the (too numerous) mistakes that were made — uninteresting new characters, shifting the main focus from the Ewings to Elena and the Mexican drug cartel, putting Gray in the millionth version of “Sue Ellen’s on the bottle again” plot, missing numerous opportunities to introduce characters from the show’s history (Lucas Krebs? Margaret Krebs?).

I like the Ewings and “Dallas.” However, I did NOT like what this show had become. This “Dallas” was not about the Ewings (no family dinners, no genuine family friction but simply quick rehashing of past issues).

Linda, I appreciate everything that you’ve done for this franchise and I certainly like you. However, if the producers and the writers of this latest version of “Dallas” will continue to be involved in the show if (by a miracle) it finds a home, I’d prefer if things just ended now.

I was an on again, off again fan of the original, but really enjoyed the three seasons on TNT. I too thought there was too much of the drug cartel but it was easy to overlook when the writing was so good and I trusted the writers to bring everything around to an interesting conclusion at the end of each season. Performances, too, were top notch all the way around.

Hope that it can find a home somewhere else. But without zombies, gruesome horrors, meth, guns, stabbings, rapes, ADD editing, how can anything like Dallas survive on modern day TV?

More dallas please…….. #savedallas I love the show and always have it’s the best thing on TV.

More Dallas PLEASE!!

Yes, please find another cable channel and save Dallas. It is an amazing show. I have been watching the show since the beginning. with Jock, Ellie, Pamela, JR, Bobby, Lucy, Ray, and Sue Ellen. Keep with next Generation. There is still a lot of questions to be answered and plots to put together.

If not TNT please find another channel and save Dallas. I am so hooked, just like the original. This is one awesome show and will be very disappointed if it is cancelled. Please keep the show on.

I am terribly disappointed that Dallas was cancelled. Hopefully, they will find a way to come back. Has to be a better conclusion than the season ending finale. Too much left up in the air as to the fate of some of the characters. Please come back again.

CBS was the original network for Dallas. Les needs to make room on the network schedule for the 4th season. It would certainly be a Top 20 show.

Please bring Dallas back. I would love to see the same cast members back…Sue Ewing, Bobby Ewing, John Ross, Pamela, I.e….including Christopher. TNT rethink your previous decision…Please!!!

Hey all you Dallas fans…this is totally wrong. Dallas must live on! There is so much storyline that can be told. Excellent cast, excellent writing…….please someone listen to the fans and bring it back. love, carmelina from connecticut

I love the show and hope some other channel picks it up. I was a big fan of the show in the eighties.

No Dallas can’t be finished so I hope someone hurry and get a new home I can’t wait for Dallas to pick up where they left off even tho I don’t like the way it ended. So, yeah !!

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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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