The Dal-List: 36 Experiences Shared By Longtime Dallas Fans

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Remember when “Dallas” ruled the world? Here are 36 experiences shared by fans who’ve loved the show since its heyday.   1. Getting together with the fam on Friday nights to watch the show.   2. Feeling excited when you saw this because it meant “Dallas” was up next.   3. Getting chills when the “Dallas” […]

It’s Dueling Dallases, Tonight on #DallasChat

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, December 1, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Dueling Dallases.” We’ll compare the original “Dallas” to the recently completed TNT sequel series. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section below, tweet them to […]

Goodbye, Dallas!

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Saying goodbye to “Dallas” isn’t hard because I never got used to the show being back in the first place. Like many fans, I grew up with the original series, watching it with my family on Friday nights for more than a decade. When “Dallas” went off the air in 1991, I kept on watching […]

Tell TNT to Save Dallas!

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Updates (Oct. 27, 2:35 p.m. and 6:40 p.m.): This morning, I posted the following report, which states TNT might reverse its cancellation of “Dallas.” By the afternoon, TNT was telling fans it won’t reconsider its decision to drop the series. For now, I encourage everyone to remain positive and to keep showing their love for […]

We’re Another Step Closer to Saving Dallas!

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The #SaveDallas campaign is working! Since the fan-drive effort began, we’ve had two goals: 1) to persuade Warner Bros., the studio that produces “Dallas,” to find a new home for the show, and 2) to demonstrate our passion and loyalty so another network will want to pick up the show. Well, we can now scratch […]

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 […]

CANCELED: TNT Drops Dallas

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TNT has canceled “Dallas,” more than a week after the series concluded its third season. The revival of the 1978-91 CBS classic got off to a promising start, debuting in June 2012 with almost 7 million viewers. Ratings dropped when TNT brought the series back the following winter in a tough time slot, a few months […]

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. […]

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