‘Dallas’ Renewed for 3rd Season by TNT

'Dallas' Renewed for 3rd Season by TNT

New 15-episode season of "Dallas" will premiere early next year

The revamped "Dallas" has been renewed for a third season by TNT, the network said Tuesday.

The third season of the hit drama, whose star Larry Hagman died during the production of the second season, will run 15 episodes and will premiere early next year.

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"'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."

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"Dallas," whose cast includes actors from the series' original run such as Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray as well as newcomers Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe, premiered on TNT last summer. The series has averaged 3,8 million total viewers in Live + 7 Day delivery, with 1.4 million in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers.