The recently launched reboot of the classic nighttime soap "Dallas" has been renewed for a second season by TNT, which has also given the green light for a fourth season of Rizzoli & Isles."
"Dallas," which stars holdovers such as Larry Hagman and Patrick Duffy as well as newcomers such as Jesse Metcalfe and Jordana Brewster, has averaged 6.9 million total viewers since its launch earlier this month. The second-season order is for 15 episodes.
"'Dallas' has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts," Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, said of the renewal.
"With 'Dallas'' top-flight ratings, robust growth through time-shifted viewing and the extensive online buzz, it's clear the Ewings of Southfork have once again captured the imagination of viewers.”
The crime drama "Rizzoli & Isles," which stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, has also received a 15-episode order for its fourth season. The series has drawn 7.1 million total viewers in its new timeslot of Tuesdays at 9 p.m. The fourth season will premiere in 2013.