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TNT Orders a Third Season of Dallas

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.

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Awesome show! The only one on tv I choose to follow. So glad it's been renewed!
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Do you think the lower ratings for Season 2 is because the show was up against the full slate of broadcast network and cable offerings, where Season 1 was in the summer?
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They need a new JR.
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"Dallas" was better than "Revenge" has been this season. The only bad thing about it is Jesse Metcalf plays a main character and has no idea how act. Ludith Light was so awesome until her 'son' put her in the nut house. Love this crazy reincarnation. Favorite character is slutty Emma. Linda Gray looks like she hasn't aged. Good news on renewal.
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Reboot Dynasty and bring back Jack Coleman! ...well unless he gets a better show.
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Great. Now renew SouthLAnd, TNT! Renew SouthLAnd!
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Great! And I for one think the show improved after JR's death...however awesome LH was...
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I like the show and happy it was renewed, but just saw the season finale tonight and was disappointed.

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Why wasn't JR's body autopsied after his death? They exhume him to pull slugs out of him later? Did that make sense or did I miss why they buried him without investigation?

The whole thing turns out to be used as a frame-up of Barnes when they could have written a better, and more justified, way of getting him for the rig bombing and killing of his own grandkids. That all seemed to wrapped up neat and tidy, as though they thought the show would end and they wanted to leave no Cliff - (Barnes) - hangers. I think Hagman and his character deserved better to have him murdered instead of the mercy killing it turned out to be. They were doing fine up to this point.

That painting of JR they hung was awful. Apologies to who painted, but it looked like someone sat on it while still wet.

It's not the best show on, but it's good light entertainment and better than most. For the most part they do a decent job. Maybe Hagman's death threw them a little curve, but they did seem to have a plan in place for that eventuality and went with it, flawed though some aspects seemed to be. It does need to have more depth to make it better and more thought out, but it's otherwise OK for what it is.
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Great news!! So excited!! More Ewing-Barnes feud!!
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Extremely great news! even tho J.R is gone :(
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I couldn't be happier to hear Dallas is back for a third season! Gotta love those Ewings!
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SUCH.GREAT.NEWS!! GO DALLAS. You make me like Soap!
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I am THRILLED they are bringing Dallas back for a third season. I was so DISAPPOINTED that they cancelled in 1991 and the two reunion shows were not the best. The TNT Dallas series is EXCITING and GREAT
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So I guess Monday Mornings is canceled? I think i'll easily deal with it...
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Not my mother's favourite drama. MY favourite drama! Dallas rocks! :-)
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Sorry!! I wanted to like this comment, instead I flagged it :(

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Southland!
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Yay!
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But... everything IS bigger in Texas. That's why we say it. =D
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I was worried Dallas wouldn't come back until a couple of weeks ago when Patrick Duffy announced that Dallas would get picked up to being high in the key demos TNT was looking for despite the declining numbers. Let the battle for southfork begin; next season Elaina will actually have a storyline :)
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It's going to be hard to keep going without JR. JR was the man everyone loved to hate in the original series, and he was just as dickish in the new series. Although he did have more "pet the dog" moments in the new series (showing actual concern for John Ross after he was beaten to a pulp, begging Bobby to stay alive and handing the Southfork rights back after Bobby's near death heart attack, and ESPECIALLY his "Masterpiece.") he was still the snarky, self centered, power hungry man he was in his early years. The show isn't going to be the same now that Larry Hagman and his character are both dead and the "Who Killed JR?" storyline is done. John Ross becoming sympathetic to his cousin's plight and Bobby taking pages out of JR's book to bring down Cliff really did help blur the lines between good and evil, but Cliff was SUCH a good Big Bad for season 2 that it's really going to take a lot to continue the story. Especially since John Ross is nowhere NEAR as smart as his dad.
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ahahah your mother's favorite drama ahahah
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why
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i really didnt this reboot would last. wow
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If they are renewing Dallas then they have to be renewing Southland
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Southland rules!
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