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, […]

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 […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Cynthia Cidre

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Spoiler alert! “Dallas” fans are still reeling from this week’s season finale, in which Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) was killed when his car blew up and John Ross (Josh Henderson) learned J.R. has a secret daughter. I spoke with executive producer Cynthia Cidre about the cliffhangers — and what fans will see if “Dallas” returns next year. […]

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 […]

Which Ewing Dies? Dallas Boss Cynthia Cidre Offers a Tease.

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Warning: This article contains clues about the identity of the Ewing who’ll die during “Dallas’s” September 22 cliffhanger. The character who dies in “Dallas’s” season finale is named Ewing, executive producer Cynthia Cidre told Dallas Decoder yesterday. “It’s a Ewing we know well,” she said. Cidre declined to give additional details about the death, which […]

Which Ewing Dies? Here Are Three Possible Scenarios.

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“Dallas” has thrown viewers for a loop with the promo for next week’s two-hour season finale, which declares, “One Ewing will die!”  Who will it be? I have no idea, but that won’t stop me from trying to figure it out. Here are three possibilities: 1. A “main” Ewing dies. In the promo, when the the […]

The Dal-List: Classic Dallas’s 13 Most Harrowing Kidnappings

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The Ewings discover Ann and Emma (Brenda Strong, Emma Bell) have been kidnapped in “Boxed In,” TNT’s latest “Dallas” episode. Fortunately, our favorite TV family has plenty of experience dealing with this kind of thing. Here’s a look at the 13 most harrowing kidnappings from the original series. 13. Lucy (1978). When the Ewings refused to let […]

Critique: TNT’s Dallas Episode 36 — ‘Hurt’

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Bobby Ewing is the steward of Southfork, but Patrick Duffy is the steward of Bobby Ewing. In “Hurt,” Duffy steps behind the camera and directs his first “Dallas” episode in more than two decades, demonstrating how well he knows both his character and the mythology that defines this franchise. This is an hour rooted in […]

The Dal-List: Another 15 Reasons to Watch TNT’s Dallas

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“Dallas” is back to finish its third season on TNT, beginning Monday, August 18. If Dallas Decoder’s earlier list didn’t persuade you to start watching this show, hopefully this one will. 15. “Dallas” is “Beach Read TV.” The world becomes a different place this time of year, don’t you think? Even when you’re not on […]

3 Days, 33 Episodes: Here’s How to Catch Up on TNT’s Dallas

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Did you promise yourself you’d spend the summer getting acquainted — or reacquainted — with TNT’s “Dallas”? Did you fail to keep this promise? Relax: You still have time. Grab your DVDs and downloads and have a marathon of your own this weekend. Here’s how to watch all 33 hours of the show before the […]

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