You’re doing a helluva job, “Dallas” fans! Three days after TNT cancelled the series, you’ve raised your voices and let the world know you want the show to go on.
Let’s keep up the fight. Our goal is to encourage Warner Horizon, the studio that produces “Dallas,” to find a new home for the show. (Or who knows? Maybe TNT will reverse its decision, although that seems like the longest of long shots.)
It’s still early in our effort, and until we hear more from the people connected to the show, the most important thing we can do is to keep showing our love for “Dallas.” Here’s what I recommend:
• Sign the petitions. There are several online petitions to save “Dallas.” The most popular is Sara Duckworth’s petition, which has garnered more than 44,000 signatures.
• Show your support on social media. It’s great to see fans using the #SaveDallas hashtag, which trended on Facebook and Twitter over the weekend. Keep it up! The hashtag makes it easy for studio and network executives, reporters and others to search for and find fans’ posts.
• Tell your family and friends. Nothing beats good, old-fashioned word of mouth. Tell the people you know about the Save Dallas campaign and encourage them to join the effort.
The next edition of Dallas Decoder’s weekly #DallasChat will be Monday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m. on Twitter. We’ll discuss why we love the show and share suggestions on how to save it. Drop by and bring your enthusiasm and good ideas.
Thanks to Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Mitch Pileggi, Brenda Strong and everyone else who sent encouraging tweets over the weekend. Above all, thanks to the fans. Remember: This campaign belongs to everyone. We’re all Ewings now, and it’s time for us to circle the wagons and save the show we love.
Update (Oct. 7, 6:40 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.
Why do you love “Dallas”? Share your passion and positive comments below.