TNT has cancelled Dallas, a show that was started to continue the story of the Ewings. The show starring Patrick Duffy, Jesse Metcalfe, and Josh Henderson was recently axed after a shocking season finale. Although their ratings started off high, the show plummeted after the death of Larry Hagman, who died in 2012 from cancer.
According to Deadline Hollywood, a spokesperson from TNT released a statement after the network decided to cancel the series.
“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.”
Understandably so, some fans are heartbroken about the sudden cancellation.
— Darla Hood (@Hood_Darla) October 4, 2014
@TeamBobbyEwing or at least release the scripts. I’m spending my day watching Dallas. I will never watch a show on tnt again
— Fan account! (@lanecollins13) October 4, 2014
@Dallas_TNT Mistake mistake mistake!!!!!!!!!
— Cecily Sorensen (@cecilysorensen) October 4, 2014
— Dan Carr (@DanCarrB2B) October 4, 2014
Cast member Josh Henderson was down about the news, but managed to leave a cryptic note.
When it rains it pours. But GOD is good. I have a message coming to you all very soon. But for now I’m… http://t.co/CtSHCHCiVt
— Josh Henderson (@joshhenderson) October 4, 2014
Patrick Duffy, who has played Bobby Ewing since the original 70s show was hopeful even throughout the cancellation.
Hi ya all. We are still waiting for a #4 decision. Patience and good thoughts and if not we all love ya!
— Patrick Duffy (@therealpduffy) September 28, 2014
Will this be a ‘renewal’ week? Keeping our fingers crossed! Stay with us friends!
— Patrick Duffy (@therealpduffy) September 29, 2014
I for one am not done with Bobby Ewing! Let’s see if some network wants the Ewings to live on! Love you all!!
— Patrick Duffy (@therealpduffy) October 4, 2014
For those that don’t know, the original Dallas aired from 1978 to 1991. The continuation of the Ewing family included new cast members like Metcalfe and Henderson, in addition to the original cast members, Duffy and the late Hagman.
[Image via TNT]