Less than two weeks after the shocking Season 3 finale of Dallas, TNT has decided to cancel the drama series. The cable network released the following statement regarding the cancellation, which you can check out below.
"We are extremely proud of [Dallas], which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga. We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the extraordinary cast to the impeccable production team, led by the show's creative forces, Cynthia Cidre and Mike Robin. We especially want to thank the people of Dallas for their warm and generous hospitality during the production of the series."
The Season 3 finale featured the death of Christopher Ewing, played by series regular Jesse Metcalfe. Series creator Cynthia Cidre revealed in an interview last month, just after what now is the series finale, that she had already written the Season 4 premiere. It isn't known if the show's producers will try to shop the program around to different networks or not.
Dallas, a remake of the wildly popular CBS drama series Dallas that ran from 1978 to 1990, featured a number of the original show's main cast members returning to reprise their roles, such as Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing) and Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing), who ended up passing away while filming a Season 2.
The show debuted in 2012 to nearly 7 million viewers tuning in, earning a Season 2 renewal shortly after the premiere. The numbers would eventually taper off, with just 2.67 million tuning in for the Season 3 premiere earlier this year, and 1.7 million viewers for the finale.