TNT has officially cancelled Dallas after three seasons due to low ratings.
Despite confidence from showrunner Cynthia Cidre that Dallas would be picked up for a fourth season, which she had scripted out in its entirety courtesy of a 60-page story bible, the cabler has decided to cancel the series.
A TNT spokesperson said via statement:
“TNT has decided not to renew Dallas. We are extremely proud of the series, 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.”
Dallas opened to strong ratings in 2012, which eventually subsided and dropped further following the death of series star Larry Hagman, leading to the show’s cancellation.
Rubbing salt into the wounds, Dallas ended its third – and now final – season on a cliffhanger.
It’s not yet known whether Dallas will be shopped elsewhere. Stay tuned for any additional updates.