Fantastic news for fans of TNT’s Dallas. The cable network announced it has renewed Dallas for a 15-episode third season. Season 3 will kick off in early 2014.
"Dallas has built a passionately loyal following with its expertly woven storylines, clever twists and turns, and numerous outstanding performances by a cast that spans generations," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "Although we said goodbye to Larry Hagman and his iconic character J.R. Ewing this year, Dallas has many more stories left to tell, and the Ewing clan will continue to honor J.R.'s memory by keeping its audience surprised and delighted."
Despite so-so ratings, “Dallas” 2.0 will be back for a third season and the show has a funeral to thank for its new life, Duffy said.
But Duffy, who plays J.R.’s brother Bobby Ewing, said, “A network like TNT and Warner Brothers look at the trend. ... They are ecstatic with what ‘Dallas’ is doing and as long as we continue that in the demographics of 18-40, we are their golden child.”
Talk about a big sigh of relief! CBS has renewed its Sunday legal drama The Good Wife along with 13 other series today. In total, seven dramas and two comedies were given another season. Reality and news shows rounded out the list. Four series were previously renewed. See the full list of shows renewed today after the jump!
Great news for fans of Syfy's back-from-the-future series Continuum. The action drama starring Days of Our Lives grad Victor Webster and Rachel Nichols has been picked up for a 13-episode second season, according to TVLine.
During its first season, Continuum averaged 1.4 million total viewers, with 540K landing in the 18-49 demo (where it ranked No. 10 among all cable fare in its time slot).
Katie Couric’s self-titled talk show will be returning for a second season. Disney-ABC Domestic Television has picked up for Katie for Season 2, touting its status as the No. 1 new syndicated talk show. See the full press release announcing the renewal below.