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Published On: Mon, Oct 6th, 2014

‘Dallas’ season 4 not going happen as TNT cancels the Ewings

Fans may have been shocked by the Dallas season 3 finale, but it’s likely they are more shocked to learn TNT will not be picking up the show for a fourth season.

Josh Henderson and Larry Hagman on TNT's "Dallas"

Josh Henderson and Larry Hagman on TNT’s “Dallas”

“We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga,” a TNT spokesperson said. “We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the extraordinary cast to the impeccable production team, led by the show’s creative forces, Cynthia Cidre and Mike Robin. We especially want to thank the people of Dallas for their warm and generous hospitality during the production of the series.”

The reboot of the classic 80’s primetime soap “opened to big ratings in June 2012, with nearly 7 million viewers tuning in for the premiere. The numbers inevitably tapered off, but the series still earned a quick renewal. Later that year year, the show lost one of its biggest stars, Hagman, who died while filming the second season. The Season 2 episode featuring J.R.’s funeral delivered a ratings spike for the show, bringing in 3.6 million viewers,” detailed Deadline.

“The second part of Season 3 dipped to 2.0 million viewers in its August launch,” noted the article before noting the “major death” in the season 3 finale.

“…the demise of Dallas and the recent cancellation of another popular cable series, A&E’s Longmire, is a hit to more mature viewers who feel betrayed by the networks whose focus is on the ad revenue-generating younger demographics. While A&E did not own Longmire, Dallas is produced by TNT sibling Warner Horizon, so the cancellation was surprising given the title’s worldwide popularity, making Dallas a strong international seller (and money-maker) for Warner Bros.”

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    Bummer, was looking forward to watching new episodes. Writers have been really great. Didn’t think they could make me like as much as old Dallas, but they sucked me rite in!

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