CANCELED: TNT Drops ‘Dallas’

TNT has canceled “Dallas,” more than a week after the series concluded its third season. The revival of the 1978-91 CBS classic got off to a promising start, debuting in June 2012 with almost 7 million viewers. Ratings dropped when TNT brought the series back the following winter in a tough time slot, a few months […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 40 — ‘Brave New World’

Throughout “Dallas’s” third season, John Ross strives to honor J.R. without becoming him. He wears Daddy’s wristwatch and belt buckle and embarks on one ambitious scheme after another, hoping to emulate J.R.’s business successes without repeating his personal failures. Nothing goes according to plan, of course, and by the end of the season’s final hour, “Brave […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Cynthia Cidre

Spoiler alert! “Dallas” fans are still reeling from this week’s season finale, in which Christopher (Jesse Metcalfe) was killed when his car blew up and John Ross (Josh Henderson) learned J.R. has a secret daughter. I spoke with executive producer Cynthia Cidre about the cliffhangers — and what fans will see if “Dallas” returns next year. […]

On a Tough Night, ‘Dallas’ Takes a Hit in the Ratings

“Dallas” wrapped up its season on one of the most competitive nights of the year — and it has the numbers to prove it. The two-hour season finale debuted September 22 to approximately 1.72 million viewers, the show’s smallest Monday audience this year, according to Nielsen. This included 560,000 adults between ages 18 and 49, a […]

‘Which Ewing Dies?’ New Clues Emerge in ‘Dallas’s’ Mystery

There’s still no telling which Ewing will die during “Dallas’s” third-season finale, although executive producer Cynthia Cidre offered a helpful hint when she told Dallas Decoder the death will be storyline-driven. So whose demise would yield the most drama? Here’s how the loss of certain characters might affect the storytelling. Ann Ewing. Even if Bobby brings […]

‘Which Ewing Dies?’ ‘Dallas’ Producer Offers a Tease

Warning: This article contains clues about the identity of the Ewing who’ll die during “Dallas’s” September 22 cliffhanger. The character who dies in “Dallas’s” season finale is named Ewing, executive producer Cynthia Cidre told Dallas Decoder yesterday. “It’s a Ewing we know well,” she said. Cidre declined to give additional details about the death, which […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Juan Pablo Di Pace

Dallas, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Nicolas Trevino, TNT

Spoiler alert! “Dallas” surprised viewers this week when Juan Pablo Di Pace’s character, Nicolas Treviño, stood by and watched his partners in crime execute his lifelong friend, Drew Ramos (Kuno Becker). I spoke to Di Pace last week about Nicolas’s dark turn and what will happen next on the TNT drama. Dude, you killed Drew! I […]

What’s Going to Happen on ‘Dallas’? EW Has the Scoop

“Dallas” will resume its third season on August 18 and continue airing weekly until the two-hour season finale on September 22 — but if you can’t wait until then to find out what happens on the show, head over to EW.com. In an interview posted today, showrunner Cynthia Cidre drops several tidbits about the remaining […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Margaret Michaels

Dallas, Margaret Michaels, Pam Ewing

Margaret Michaels occupies a unique place in “Dallas” history. In 1988, one year after Victoria Principal left the original series, Michaels played Pam Ewing in two scenes designed to give the character closure after her fiery car crash and disappearance from Southfork. The following season, Michaels returned for a few episodes as Jeanne O’Brien, a […]

Melinda Clarke to Play Tracey McKay on ‘Dallas’

“Dallas” has cast Melinda Clarke as Tracey McKay, one of Bobby Ewing’s girlfriends from the original series. Clarke will appear on the TNT drama during the second half of the third season, which resumes Monday, August 18. Tracey was introduced during the original “Dallas’s” 12th season and was played by Beth Toussaint. The character is the daughter of […]