#SaveDallas: Let’s Keep Going, Everyone

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Ain’t over yet

The fight to save “Dallas” isn’t over. Rescuing the series from cancellation remains an uphill battle, but there’s still a chance another network will give the show a new home — and there are still things fans can do to show their support.

Here are my recommendations:

• Encourage The CW to save “Dallas.” The CW might be a long shot to pick up the series, but that doesn’t mean we should stop lobbying the network. Here’s the contact information:

The CW Television Network

Address: 3300 West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91505

Telephone: 818-977-2500

Email: feedback@CWTV.com

Online feedback: http://www.cwtv.com/feedback/comments

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCW

Twitter: @CW_network

If you’re not sure what to say when you contact The CW, you might get some ideas by reading the memo I penned to the network’s president last week.

Also: Some “Dallas” fans are planning a CW-themed “tweet-a-thon” on Wednesday, October 29, at 9 p.m. Eastern. If you’re on Twitter, please participate and tweet #SaveDallas messages to the network.

• Encourage Warner Bros. to keep fighting for the show. Warner Bros., the studio that produces “Dallas,” is leading the charge to find the series a new home. It’s important the Warner Bros. executives know how much we appreciate their efforts. Here’s the contact information for the studio’s television division:

Warner Bros. Television Group

Address: 4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522

Telephone: 818-954-6000

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

Twitter: @warnerbrostv

If you need help composing messages to Warner Bros., check out the suggestions I shared last week.

• Keep spreading the word on social media. It’s a good idea to target The CW and Warner Bros., but it can’t hurt to share some general love for “Dallas” on social media too.

Fans have sent 570,000 #SaveDallas tweets during the past month, the “Help Save Dallas” petition has 81,000 signatures, and the Dallas: Get the Ewings a New Network Facebook page boasts 13,000 “likes.” Keep it up. Every tweet, like and signature is another expression of support for our favorite show.

I know this is a tough time, everyone. We’ve been fighting hard for almost a month and it’s difficult to know how much progress we’re making. Please don’t give up.

“Dallas” has given all of us so much enjoyment over the years; as long as there’s a chance the show can continue, we owe it to the cast, the crew and our fellow fans to keep fighting for them.

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. Cathy Mudd says:

    ”PLEASE SOMEONE,ANYONE #SaveDallas””

  2. Anonymous says:

    directv nor dish carries the CW station

  3. Joanne T. Green says:

    Thanks for keeping the Dallas fans updated on what is happening to find Dallas a new home. It just doesn’t make sense not to bring Dallas back on the air. There are so many crappy shows reality shows that should be cancelled.

  4. Hi Chris B. I haven’t given up the fight and applaud all your efforts. I was curious about last weeks push for TNT to reconsider their decision to cancel Dallas. At first, Josh urged fans to send love to TNT then you stated you confirmed TNT was still interested. Was this an actual confirmation or were you going by Josh’s FB message? Also, the effort to persuade TNT to reconsider has stopped due to Josh’s mom, Sharon, stating TNT isn;t interested. How do we know this is in fact true?

    • Hi Frank,

      I think some readers misunderstood my post. When I wrote “the rumors are true,” I was referring to the rumors that TNT might reverse its cancellation — not the rumors that the network was actively re-considering its cancellation. But I recognize that’s splitting hairs. I should have chosen my words more carefully. I regret that I didn’t.

      In all candor, I’m not certain what the situation is with TNT and “Dallas.” For now, I think fans should focus on lobbying The CW, encouraging Warner Bros. and spreading the #SaveDallas message through social media.

      I hope that helps. Thanks for your loyalty to “Dallas” (and the great Linda Gray!).

      Chris

  5. Hi,

    I would like to say that in my personal belief, that Dallas would not be a good fit for the CW. The CW is for younger audiences. Dallas is to mature for that network. Let us go with another. Perhaps, CBS or CMT.

    I hope one of these networks picks it up.

    Thank you

    • Hi Charlene,

      Thanks for your comments. At this point, I think it’s very unlikely CBS will pick up “Dallas.” I’m not sure about CMT. The CW is trying to expand its audience. Let’s hope they’ll use “Dallas” to do it.

      Chris B.

  6. I agree Joanne, I would like to know more facts on why so many networks are passing Dallas up, I for sure thought by now someone else would have jumped on this. I will hope for CW to come thru. Is there any other network like CMT and Lifetime still interested in Dallas? What about OWN network, I am doing all I can to show my support.

  7. Anonymous says:

    What became of the idea of CBS picking up Dallas? Is that a dead issue?

  8. Nathan Hartley says:

    It could be the demographic issue as to why this show gets passed by. The all valuable millennial demo may be hampering this effort

    • Nathan, it’s true that “Dallas” has a lot of viewers who’ve been fans since the original show’s glory days, but the audience also includes a good number of younger viewers. I hope The CW and other networks will recognize this.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      Chris

  9. just sent an email to CW telling them how this show would fit the CW image … plus ratings of 2 million, more or less, would be huge for CW

  10. Dear God, please! This show is dynamite!!!!! We haven’t had a show this good in almost 20 years!!!! How can this show get cancelled while shows like Gypsy Wives is still on? Dallas was and IS the only show that brings the entertainment!!!! Ugghhh….can’t believe someone hasn’t snagged this show! #SaveDallas!!!

  11. Chris B could you please share a little info on why some networks like cbs will not pick Dallas up? With CBS bringing back Hawaii five o and the success it has I am shocked that CBS would even turn down a show like Dallas. Any insight would be very appreciative.

    • Hi Dallas Fan Forever,

      If other networks are turning down “Dallas,” it could be for a variety of reasons, including production costs, ratings, demographics. I really don’t know, though.

      In the case of CBS, the network has a schedule chock full of hits. CBS recently trimmed the number of episodes it ordered for “CSI” this season, citing a large number of shows waiting on the bench for a spot on the CBS lineup.

      But again, I really have no concrete information on why networks may or may not be turning down th show. I wish I could give you more.

      CB

  12. I appreciate the information Chris B I am doing all I can to help show my support on getting this show put back on a network, and I sincerely appreciate all your hard work as well, I actually live in Texas and to see Dallas actually filmed in the community is just amazing!!!!!!! I will fight as hard as I can.

  13. You and me both!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. Chris, what else can we do? Uphill battles are the worst ones to be discouraged and also the easiest ones to become discouraged in. Looking back we should have seen the cancellation coming about 6 or 7 months ago because the “signs” were there. I know you made every effort to encourage and support other Dallas Fans to promote the show and “Dallas Decoder” promoted the show as well. I think the “#WhichEwingDies” was a mistake and it certainly did not help with ratings. I would not be surprised if Dallas Fans did not watch because they did not want to see any Ewing die. I picked myself up and laced up my boots because as I said on twitter “I will not give up on #SaveDallas as long as I own a television!”

    • Michael,

      I think the best thing fans can do right now is to keep spreading the word on social media.

      Target a network, target the studio, send general #SaveDallas love out into the universe. Choose one or do all three. Just keep the message alive.

      I understand why some fans feel discouraged. I wish I had more information or better advice to offer. The only thing I can say is to keep hoping for the best.

      Regardless, I thank you for all that you’ve done. I’m proud to call you a fellow “Dallas” fan.

      CB

      • Thanks Chris! I am back in full #SaveDallas mode this week. Win or lose, we know that we sincerely tried. This tweet from Patrick Duffy yesterday should serve as an inspiration to all #DallasFans –
        Patrick Duffy @therealpduffy · Nov 2
        Coming week pivotal. We will be increasing our PR. After that chances slimmer ❤️ #SaveDallas

      • Cathy Mudd says:

        ”PLEASE SOMEONE#SAVEDALLAS”

      • Cathy Mudd says:

        ”PLEASE SOMEONE #SAVEDALLAS”

    • Cathy Mudd says:

      Someone Please #SaveDallas

  15. Please save Dallas I grew up with Dallas.I am 52 year old widow that just lost my husband. me and my husband it enjoy watching it together. Dallas is all I got left .please save Dallas

  16. LizzieBeth says:

    So much time has passed since all our efforts began to #savedallas. It’s beginning to seem hopeless as no overtures have been made by any network. 😦

    • Hi LizzieBeth,

      Please don’t lose hope. We don’t know that no overtures have been made by a network. There’s a chance something might still happen.

      CB

  17. Sue carter says:

    Please someone save DALLAS the greatest show ever made

  18. Cathy Mudd says:

    Please someone #SaveDallas

  19. The most frustrating part is that no news has been released on how negotiations are going with networks.. But this is understandable and something a lot of people have forgotten, that when it comes to negotiations with any contracts a blackout on details being released is standard procedure across the board.. Contracts are never negotiated out in the public, but behind closed doors, as is the case here with Warner and the networks.. I am hoping the news that another network has picked up Dallas will be forthcoming soon, then again negotiations could take months, the only sticking point is the contracts being expired soon.. But who knows about that as well, a extension option could have been written into those contracts while negotiations are ongoing so that would leave cast and crew in limbo for the time being, thus no news about how negotiations are going would be released either.. Frustrating but on the other hand understandable. Fans have to continue to support Warner and show your determination to see Dallas on another network.

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