The Dallas Decoder Interview: Patrick Duffy

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Patrick Duffy is everything you would expect him to be: smart, thoughtful, funny and above all, kind. I was honored to interview him recently, and I’m excited to share our conversation with my fellow “Dallas” fans. It’s been eight months since “Dallas” was canceled. How’s life treating you? Well, it’s been more than a year […]

Five More Who Mattered: Dallas Decoder’s Other 2014 VIPs

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The fans are Dallas Decoder’s Persons of the Year, but here are five others who made important contributions to “Dallas” in 2014: Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin. If you’re a fan of the new “Dallas,” then join me in honoring executive producers Cidre and Robin for delivering an entertaining show and then fighting like […]

Dressing ‘Dallas’: A Day with Costume Designer Rachel Kunin

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Rachel Sage Kunin is standing inside an antique store on the edge of Dallas, carefully examining an ornate ring. “This could work,” she says before handing over her credit card, scribbling her signature on the receipt and dashing back to her car. It’s early April, and Kunin — the costume designer for TNT’s “Dallas” — […]

Let’s Hear It for ‘Dallas’ Fans!

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I want to take a few moments to applaud everyone who participated in the #SaveDallas campaign. We’re all disappointed with the outcome, but we shouldn’t be disappointed with ourselves. We put up a good fight. If nothing else, the past few weeks revealed how much “Dallas” means to its fans. When you read the tweets, […]

BREAKING NEWS: The Efforts to Save ‘Dallas’ Have Ended

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The efforts to find “Dallas” a new home have ended, executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin said today. “After a 6-week attempt to try and land our beloved ‘Dallas’ at another network, we have to inform you that we have not succeeded. Warner Horizon has attempted, in a Herculean way, to try and […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Linda Gray

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TNT has canceled “Dallas,” but don’t tell Linda Gray the show is over. I was honored to speak to her today about the #SaveDallas campaign. Fans are so upset that “Dallas” has been cancelled. What happened? It’s challenging to even describe what happened. We lost our two biggest cheerleaders when Steve Koonin and Michael Wright […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Cynthia Cidre

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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. […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Rodney Charters

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Rodney Charters is the director of photography — a.k.a. cinematographer — for TNT’s “Dallas,” which resumes its third season on Monday, August 18. The New Zealand native previously worked on “24,” where he earned two Emmy nominations, as well as series such as “Shameless” and “Nashville.” I spoke to Charters in the spring, as he […]

Critique: TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Episode 33 — ‘Where There’s Smoke’

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Southfork catches fire again in “Where There’s Smoke,” although much of the heat in this episode comes from Pamela’s ménage a trois with John Ross and Emma. It’s shocking to see her make out with her husband and his mistress, although Pamela’s sudden seizure at the end of the scene proves an even bigger surprise. […]

Drill Bits: It’s Another Ratings Uptick for ‘Dallas’

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“Dallas” experienced another slight increase in the ratings this week. The latest episode, “Like a Bad Penny,” debuted to 1.87 million viewers on April 7, up 3 percent from one week ago. The episode drew 580,000 viewers in the advertiser-coveted demographic of adults between ages 18 and 49, an increase of almost 4 percent. This is […]