Dallas fans are once again in mourning after massive attempts to revive the cancelled series failed today. In a related article by the Inquisitr, viewers learned that the reincarnated series featuring a new generation of Ewings was cancelled in October by TNT after three seasons. Fans were outraged about the popular series being cancelled and started a homegrown social media campaign, #SaveDallas, to find another network for the series but, despite the efforts, the campaign didn’t have enough stamina to make that happen, according to executive producers Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin.
“After a 6-week attempt to try and land our beloved ‘Dallas’ at another network, we have to inform you that we have not succeeded. Warner Horizon has attempted, in a Herculean way, to try and find us a new home, but at the end of the day it did not work out.”
The efforts to find “Dallas” a new home have ended, Cidre and Robin said today in a co-statement, as reported by Yahoo.
The executive producers gave a heartfelt thanks for being a part of this television series institution. “We so appreciate the outpouring of support by all of you, and the #SaveDallas campaign was a truly remarkable undertaking. We cannot fully express how much we loved making this show for you and with you,” Cidre and Robin added. “We had 3 wonderful years together, and we had the times of our lives bringing this iconic show back to television. Thank you for your support; thank you for your loyalty to our wonderful characters; and thank you for watching our show. We wish you all our very best, and thank you again for loving Dallas.”
The #SaveDallas campaign started October 4, the day after the show was cancelled when the blog Dallas Decoder, a site dedicated to everything about the Dallas series, both old and new, reported on the cancellation. After the cancellation, fans took to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other sites using the #SaveDallas hash tag and their efforts quickly went viral as Dallas‘ production studio Warner Horizon shopped the series to other networks. Fans sent approximately 1 million #SaveDallas tweets and added more than 84,000 signatures to an online petition calling for another network to pick up the show. Fans are now campaigning for a movie in hopes of giving some closure to devoted viewers of the show using the hash tag, #DallasMovieClosure.
This momentum was so strong that even some of the stars of the show began to help viewers fight for the cause. Patrick Duffy, who played patriarch Bobby Ewing in both the original and new Dallas, Linda Gray, who played Sue Ellen (also from both series) and Josh Henderson, J.R’s equally bad black sheep son, and John Ross from the new season were all very vocal in interviews and personal Twitter accounts trying to help find a new network to continue the trials and tribulations of the Ewing clan.
In a recent radio interview with MyTalk1071.com, Patrick Duffy said of his Dallas fans, “We have the most remarkable fan base. … It’s global, these people are the most phenomenal, proactive group of fans that I’ve ever heard of.”
Upon hearing today’s news, Josh Henderson tweeted to the hordes of fans.