Dry your tears, darlins. We’ve got work to do.
We were all saddened yesterday by TNT’s cancelation of “Dallas.” Today brings new hope: Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray each sent tweets this morning suggesting the show could go on. Duffy wrote, “I for one am not done with Bobby Ewing! Let’s see if some network wants the Ewings to live on! Love you all!!” Gray’s tweet: “Thank you again for your support! Keep it coming so it can help get us back entertaining you!”
Challenge accepted, Bobby and Sue Ellen!
There’s talk Warner Horizon, the studio that produces “Dallas,” will try to find a new home for the show on another network or some other outlet. Let’s encourage these efforts by getting on Facebook, Twitter and other social sites and declaring our love for the show.
Our efforts will be most effective if everyone uses the same hashtag. I recommend #SaveDallas, but if you have other suggestions, please share them below.
Here’s a sample social media message:
#SaveDallas! I love the show and want it to continue. Let’s have more Ewing drama, please.
Make your voices heard, fellow fans. It’s always an uphill battle to save a show after it’s been canceled, but it can be done — just look at “Chuck,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Star Trek” and other series that were rescued by loyal viewers.
This is just the beginning. If you have other ideas, share them below. We need helpful suggestions, not criticisms. Let’s harness our positive energy, work together and save “Dallas”!
Update (Oct. 4, 5:40 p.m.) Here’s one fan’s “Help Save Dallas” petition with almost 14,000 signatures! Fans are also using the hashtags #BringBackDallas and #EwingsUnite. Keep your ideas coming.
Update (Oct. 4, 10:20 p.m.) This petition from fan Jennifer Parker Folan calls on “Dallas” to return to CBS, home of the original 1978-1991 series. Any other petitions out there?
Update (Oct. 4, 10:50 p.m.) The #SaveDallas campaign is getting press coverage! Read the International Business Times’ coverage of fans’ efforts to save the show.
Update (Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m.) Other “Dallas” fan sites are working to save the show too, including Ultimate Dallas, Dallas Fanzine and Dallas Divas Derby. Follow them on social media and show your support for “Dallas.”
Update (Oct. 5, 9:40 p.m.) The “Help Save Dallas” petition now has more than 41,000 signatures! Also, be sure to read the coverage from The Republican, a newspaper in western Massachusetts, as well as the report from the Epoch Times.
Update (Oct. 6, 10:10 a.m.) Here’s a full-length update, including links to some of the great fan-made videos that are popping up online.
Update (Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.) I’ve set up a Save Dallas Page with links to news coverage, petitions, Facebook pages, fan sites and more. Please visit the page for the latest updates.