It’s time to turn to Les Moonves again, “Dallas” fans.
Many of us wrote to Moonves, the president and chief executive of CBS Corporation, and urged him to rescue “Dallas” when TNT canceled the series last month. We wanted him to bring the show “home” to CBS, the network where the original series thrived in the 1980s.
CBS apparently isn’t interested — maybe the network simply doesn’t have room on its schedule, which is already jam-packed with hits — but until we hear differently, it looks like we still have a fighting chance to persuade The CW to rescue the Ewings.
That’s where Moonves comes in.
As CBS Corporation’s top executive, Moonves oversees several networks, including The CW, which CBS co-owns with Warner Bros., the studio that produces “Dallas.” If The CW hasn’t picked up “Dallas” yet, it could be because Moonves needs to be persuaded.
That’s where we come in.
Let’s contact Moonves and tell him why The CW should save “Dallas.” I included several reasons in a recent post, including pointing out how “Dallas” could help the network fulfill its determination to become a broadcaster. It’s also worth noting “Dallas” stars such as Josh Henderson, who would feel right at home in a lineup that includes Stephen Amell and Grant Gustin, the respective headliners on CW hits “Arrow” and “The Flash.”
You might find other ideas in the memo I wrote to Moonves at the beginning of the #SaveDallas effort. Don’t forget: Moonves was once an executive at Lorimar, the fabled company that produced the original “Dallas.” His “Dallas” roots run as deep as almost anyone’s. Here’s his contact information:
President and Chief Executive Officer
Address: 51 West 52nd Street, New York, NY, 10019-6188
When contacting Moonves, remember to be positive and polite. This is the most powerful man in television. He deserves respect.
Of course, there are many other ways to show your support for the campaign to save “Dallas.”
Please keep sharing messages on social media — we’ve sent 55,000 #SaveDallas tweets during the past 24 hours alone — and continue to send encouragement to other executives at The CW, as well as the folks at Warner Bros. You’ll find their contact information, along with information on the #SaveDallas barbecue sauce campaign, in my November 4 post.
Above all, don’t forget the words of encouragement we heard during Patrick Duffy’s interview yesterday with radio host Jason Matheson. The cast of “Dallas” and the people behind the scenes want us to keep going and not lose hope, so let’s not disappoint them.
Share your positive comments below and check out Dallas Decoder’s Save Dallas Page for links to news coverage, petitions, other fan sites and more.