Here’s Why The CW Should Save Dallas

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MEMORANDUM To: Mark Pedowitz, president, The CW Television Network From: Dallas Decoder Re: #SaveDallas First, congratulations. The CW is off to a solid start this season: “The Flash’s” debut was your network’s most-watched series premiere since 2009, “Supernatural” — now in its 10th year (!) — is experiencing a ratings resurgence, and “Jane the Virgin” […]

CBS, Here’s Your Chance to Save Dallas

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MEMORANDUM To: Leslie Moonves, president and chief executive officer, CBS Corporation From: Dallas Decoder Re: #SaveDallas Mr. Moonves, have I got a deal for you. You know better than anyone how hard fans are fighting to save “Dallas” after TNT canceled the show last week. There’s an online petition calling on CBS to pick up […]

Let’s Discuss the #SaveDallas Effort, Tonight on #DallasChat

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, October 6, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll discuss “Dallas’s” cancellation and the #SaveDallas campaign to find the show a new home. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder […]

It’s Time to Renew Dallas, TNT

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Will TNT renew “Dallas” for a fourth season? I have no idea, but there’s no shortage of reasons why this show deserves another year. Let’s start with the numbers: • TV ratings. Yes, they’ve dropped. “Dallas” averaged 1.9 million viewers on Mondays this year, down 28 percent from its second season, according to Nielsen. However, […]

Tonight on #DallasChat: ‘The Best and Worst of Season 3’

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, September 29, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Now that another year of “Dallas” has concluded, our theme will be: “The Best and Worst of Season 3.” If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 40 — ‘Brave New World’

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Throughout “Dallas’s” third season, John Ross strives to honor J.R. without becoming him. He wears Daddy’s wristwatch and belt buckle and embarks on one ambitious scheme after another, hoping to emulate J.R.’s business successes without repeating his personal failures. Nothing goes according to plan, of course, and by the end of the season’s final hour, “Brave […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 39 — ‘Endgame’

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In “Endgame,” does John Ross go to Mexico to save his company or his mistress? He later tells Emma his rescue mission was strictly business, but I’m not convinced. John Ross seems to genuinely care for her, which makes his decision to take her place as Luis’s hostage seem surprisingly selfless. It brings to mind […]

Tonight, #DallasChat Reviews the Season Finale

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, September 23, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our topics: “Endgame” and “Brave New World,” TNT’s final “Dallas” episodes of the year, as well as the answer to the “Which Ewing Dies?” mystery. If you have ideas for questions, leave them […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 38 — ‘Boxed In’

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No one who watches “Boxed In” will forget the scene where Ann, Harris and Judith are overcome with grief after hearing Luis fire the gun he’s been holding at Emma’s head. It’s the most harrowing moment I’ve witnessed on television since last year, when Walter White abducted his infant daughter while his wife kicked and screamed […]

Got Opinions on Dallas? Share Them During #DallasChat.

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Tuesday, September 16, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our topics: “Boxed In,” the latest episode of TNT’s “Dallas,” and the “Which Ewing Dies?” mystery being touted during next week’s season finale. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the […]

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