Put a(nother) fork in Southfork.
Not two weeks after Dallas aired its season finale, TNT has decided against renewing the primetime sudser for Season 4.
A statement from TNT reads as follows:
“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.”
A contemporary continuation of the CBS serial that ran from 1978 to 1991, TNT’s Dallas — with original cast members Larry Hagman (who would pass away in November 2012), Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray on board– launched in June 2012 to 6.9 million total viewers and a 1.5 demo rating, earning a Season 2 pick-up just weeks later.
Season 3 opened in February with 2.66 million total viewers and a 0.7 demo rating. By the close of its summertime run, the show was drawing 1.7 mil and a 0.4.