The Dallas Decoder Interview: Patrick Duffy

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 […]

‘Dallas’s’ Renewal Likely Depends on the Summer Ratings

“Dallas” could fit nicely with TNT’s new strategy to draw younger viewers by airing edgier programming, but the show’s future depends mostly on the strength of its ratings, industry observers say. For years, TNT focused on shows that appeal to older audiences, such as “Major Crimes” and “Rizzoli & Isles.” Last week, the cable network’s […]

Drill Bits: TNT Renews ‘Dallas’ for Season 3

Giddy up! “Dallas” will return early next year with 15 new episodes, TNT announced yesterday. Fans have been anxious about the show’s future since last fall, when Larry Hagman died while filming the second season. When TNT began televising the episodes in January, ratings dipped amid tough competition from the broadcast networks. Michael Wright, programming […]

Drill Bits: Another Ratings Bump for ‘Dallas’

“Dallas” scored almost 2.6 million viewers on February 25, making this the third week in a row the TNT drama experienced a slight bump in the ratings. The audience included roughly 890,000 viewers in the advertiser-prized demographic of adults between ages 18 and 49. “Dallas” is also getting a big boost from DVR users. For […]