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 […]

Linda Gray Tackles New Roles — and a New Book

PERFECT MATCH - When a young couple has opposing visions of their wedding day, two competing wedding planners are brought in to arrange the perfect event. As the wedding day approaches, the clashing wedding planners find romance of their own and discover that opposites can produce the most surprising results.  Photo: Linda Gray  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Katie Yu

Linda Gray has spent the past six months playing four roles on two continents. The iconic “Dallas” star appeared in a London stage production of “Cinderella” during the holidays, then came home to California to film a cable movie, an independent feature film and a new online soap opera. She also wrote a book. Hey, […]

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 […]

Dallas Decoder’s Persons of the Year: The Fans

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Let’s face it: This wasn’t an easy year to be a “Dallas” fan. Oh, we enjoyed the show plenty. In its third season, the new “Dallas” delivered great moments worthy of the original, including John Ross and Sue Ellen’s instant-classic kitchen-counter confrontation, Pamela’s heartbreaking jailhouse farewell to Cliff and Patrick Duffy’s triumphant return to the […]

Goodbye, ‘Dallas’!

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Saying goodbye to “Dallas” isn’t hard because I never got used to the show being back in the first place. Like many fans, I grew up with the original series, watching it with my family on Friday nights for more than a decade. When “Dallas” went off the air in 1991, I kept on watching […]

Tonight, #DallasChat Looks Toward the Future

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You’re invited to Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter, which I’ll hold Monday, November 24, from 9 to 10 p.m. Eastern time. We’ll reflect on the recent efforts to rescue “Dallas” from cancellation and discuss the future of the franchise. Our theme: #DallasForever. If you have ideas for questions, leave them in the comments section […]

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 […]

#SaveDallas Closes In on 1 Million Tweets

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How many #SaveDallas tweets have been sent since “Dallas” fans began campaigning on social media to rescue the canceled series? Good question. Figuring out a precise number has proven tougher than expected. The #SaveDallas efforts began October 4, the day after TNT dropped the show. During the first month, many of us relied on data […]

#SaveDallas: ‘Don’t Give Up,’ Patrick Duffy Says

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“Dallas” fans should continue their efforts to save the series, Patrick Duffy told radio host Jason Matheson today. “Keep going is the basic mantra. Don’t give up is the basic mantra,” Duffy said. Showrunner Cynthia Cidre and Warner Bros., the studio that produces “Dallas,” are still trying to find a new home for the series, […]