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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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Dianna
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Dianna

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.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

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

Megan
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Megan

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.

Robert
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Robert

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

su0000
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su0000

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Dallas is a classic, it will survive..

A Baptiste
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A Baptiste

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

judy ox
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judy ox

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

Tonja Walker
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Tonja Walker

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

Mark
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Mark

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!

JK
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JK

Lifetime!

Momma
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Momma

LOGO!

James McDonald
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James McDonald

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

Bandele
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Bandele

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.

craig silver
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craig silver

Yes, please save Dallas. Best season yet!!

Denise
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Denise

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

Rodd
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Rodd

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.

jonboy
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jonboy

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

Beacon
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Beacon

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.

extremedallas fan
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extremedallas fan

TVGN would be a great home for Dallas

Brian Harrington
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Brian Harrington

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..!!!!

Paula Shoemaker
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Paula Shoemaker

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!!

Sharon
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Sharon

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

Bryon
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Bryon

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.

Charday
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Charday

I want more DALLAS!!!

lisa
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lisa

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

Lori
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Lori

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!

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

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… Read more »

Andrew
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Andrew

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?

Sean
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Sean

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

abruzzfan
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abruzzfan

More Dallas PLEASE!!

Belta Avila
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Belta Avila

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.

Wilma
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Wilma

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.

Gladys Edwards
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Gladys Edwards

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.

Charles
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Charles

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.

Dglk
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Dglk

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!!!

carmelina
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carmelina

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

mary haller
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mary haller

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

brenda
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brenda

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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‘Soap Opera Know-It-All’ Virtual Game Show Debuts

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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