Here Are Some Tips for Writing Your #SaveDallas Messages

#SaveDallas, Bobby Ewing Patrick Duffy, Save Dallas

Write on, Bobby!

Several TV networks have been cited as possible new homes for “Dallas,” and fans have been busy this week urging them to rescue the show from cancellation.

If you need help crafting your messages to these networks, here are some samples. It’s always best to write from the heart, so feel free to add your own thoughts. Remember the three “P’s” — be polite, positive and passionate.

If you call:

Hello. My name is (insert your name here) and I’m calling to encourage you to add new episodes of “Dallas” to your lineup. Millions of loyal fans like me would love to watch the show on (insert the network’s name here). Please save “Dallas”!

If you write a letter or email:

I’m writing to encourage you to add new episodes of “Dallas” to your lineup. Millions of loyal fans like me would to love to watch the show on (insert the network’s name here). You and your advertisers would benefit from our enthusiasm and dedication. Please save “Dallas”!

Sincerely,

(Insert your name here)

If you tweet:

(Insert the network’s Twitter handle here) Please #SaveDallas! Millions of loyal fans like me would love to watch the show on your network.

If you post on a network’s Facebook page:

Please #SaveDallas! Millions of loyal fans like me would love to watch the show on your network.

If you have other suggestions for “talking points,” please share them in the comments section below. We can all benefit from each other’s ideas.

Here’s the available contact information for the networks that many fans are targeting. If you think other networks could be contenders to save the show, by all means, contact them too.

• CBS:

Address: 7800 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039-2112

Telephone: 818-655-5000

Twitter: @CBS and @CBSTweet

• CMT:

Address: 330 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37201

Telephone: 615-335-8400

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cmt

Twitter: @CMT

• Reelz:

Address: Albuquerque Studios — Building D, 5650 University Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Telephone: 505-212-8800

Email: info@reelzchannel.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReelzChannel

Twitter: @ReelzChannel

• WGN America:

Address: 2501 West Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618-4718

Telephone: 773-528-2311

Email: WGNAmerica@tribunemedia.com

Twitter: @WGNAmerica

Don’t forget to send positive messages to Warner Bros., the studio that produces “Dallas,” by tweeting @warnerbrostv. Keep encouraging the Warner Bros. executives to continue their efforts to find a new home for the show.

Also, please keep encouraging our fellow fans to sign Sara Duckworth’s “Help Save Dallas” petition, which now tops more than 76,000 signatures. Can we push it to 100,000 signatures in the coming days? Let’s keep trying.

As I noted yesterday, many of you are already writing, calling, tweeting, signing and “liking” everything you can. Thank you, and please keep up the good work!

Share your ideas and positive comments below and check out Dallas Decoder’s Save Dallas Page for links to news coverage, petitions, other fan sites and more.

Comments

  1. I am doing just that Chris I have emailed CBS a very respective requests to bring Dallas back, however I cannot tweet do you have an email account I could send to Warner Brothers as well the contact name for me please????

  2. Excellent examples! I’ve seen MANY tweets to networks that ALL they say are #SaveDallas. I don’t want us to be seen as just spamming. Thank you again for the wonderful daily update/suggestion. ❤

  3. hardrockfootballfanatic says:

    We need to focus on every network with equal passion. CBS frankly is the least likely to pick us up and the show would have to do mass ratings on CBS. I think the cable outlets are better options.

    • I see it differently though. If CBS did pick it up it would get massive exposure and quite possibly do a lot better than it did on TNT. There could be a big campaign about bringing Dallas home. I just wish networks weren’t so hung up on grabbing younger viewers with reality shows. Us middle agers should be counted as well. We’ve got a massive campaign going on on Twitter, and I know most of us are original Dallas fans. I also believe the Nielsen ratings are an archaic way of gauging just how many viewers are watching. In this day and age with all the DVRing and On Demand viewing, many shows are unfairly canceled because networks don’t really know how many are watching.

  4. Great pointers.. I have gone on the official Dallas Facebook page and what I have seen is mostly TNT bashing, which is understandable but does nothing.. I have left positive messages to Warner Brothers on the Dallas FB page, I am just wondering why that option has not been mentioned? I will say that I have left posts on the other networks FB page simply with a hashtag #SaveDallas and nothing else.. I never stopped to think this may come across as spamming! I will add a positive message along with the #SaveDallas hashtag in the future when I leave messages on networks Facebook pages… I encourage others to do the same.

  5. I agree with all of you and to make it clear I have emailed every network out there that has come up on the Dallas Decoder Page as well as other sites as well, as long as Dallas gets picked back up I really do not care what network its on truthfully, I am enjoying all the fighting Dallas is getting to reach a new network station

  6. Thanks Chris! I am going to hand write letters this weekend. One thing I want to keep in mind is a quote by NFL Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy “The coach who starts listening to the fans winds up sitting next to them.” I am sure executives and decision makers have a similar attitude, They want to produce television not “watch” television. I am not going to tel anyone how to do there job or anything like that. The letter you wrote to Les Moonves, in my opinion, is a home run!!! What really gives me hope is the strong voice all “Dallas” fans have right now. I know we are being heard!!! #SaveDallas because it is the very best show!!!

  7. justanotherfanofthegenre says:

    here is the correct email contact for TNT sam.linsky@turner.com
    Positive messages work best. (Either please reconsider or please find another home)
    If all the fans of Dallas would send just one email!!

  8. I’ll admit I’ve signed no petitions or sent any impassioned emails yet. What I did do was watch all 40 episodes of the new Dallas. I’m sure a good many of the Save Dallas martyrs cannot say the same. Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone, eh folks? Hope you had a helluva time with Monday Night Football, the WWE, and whatever else took precedence. I done my part.

  9. I WOULD SUGGGEST ABC, THEY TREAT SHOWS FAR MORE BETTER AND EVEN WHEN RATINGS FALL THEY KEEP BELIEVING!!! CBS ARE JUST LIKE TNT WITH ALL DUE RESPECT

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