TNT Orders a Third Season of Dallas

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Texans are fond of the saying, "Everything's bigger in Texas," and now they have a specific example to point to instead of relying on a novelty oversized Stetson or a steak that's basically a whole cow. TNT has made its Texas-based drama Dallas bigger with a Season 3 renewal, removing it from the list of many bubble shows whose fates are still undetermined. The third season will consist of 15 episodes, just like the recently concluded second season, and air sometime in early 2014. 

A "continuation" of your mother's favorite family drama from the '80s, the modern Dallas follows a new generation of Ewings dealing with the same old backstabbing, adultery, and crime. Stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, and Julie Gonzalo join original series vets Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, and the late Larry Hagman, who passed away halfway through Season 2. 

After setting records for TNT in its first season, Dallas did aiiiight in Season 2, averaging 3.8 million viewers when time-shifted viewing was factored in. That's lower than most of TNT's other original dramas, if you're wondering. TNT has not announced verdicts for Southland or new series Monday Mornings, but final decisions should come soon.