Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin, executive producers, of TNT’s recently canceled “Dallas,” a revival of the classic CBS soap, released a statement on Wednesday, November 19 that attempts to find the show a home on another network have come to an end, according to DallasDecoder.com. However, as of Saturday, November 21, fans are still posting tweets with #SaveDallas. Another petition has even been started, which will be discussed later in this article.
“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,” Cidre and Robin wrote in their statement. “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 executive producers of “Dallas” both shared their appreciation for the fans of “Dallas.”
“We so appreciate the outpouring of support by all of you, and the #SaveDallas campaign was a truly remarkable undertaking,” Cidre and Robin wrote in their statement. “Thank you for your support; thank you for your loyalty to our wonderful characters; and thank you for watching our show.” They also added, “We wish you all our very best, and thank you again for loving “Dallas.”
Both executive producers also shared what making the show meant to them.
“We cannot fully express how much we loved making this show for you and with you,” Cidre and Robin shared in their statement. “We had 3 wonderful years together, and we had the times of our lives bringing this iconic show back to television.”
In the weeks since the show’s cancellation, the online petition to get the show renewed by another network had received more than 85,000 signatures. Fans also sent approximately 1 million #SaveDallas tweets according to the Dallas Decoder.
But is the fight to save “Dallas” really over? Tenacious fans are tweeting full steam ahead with the hashtag #SaveDallas, in the hopes for a Netflix pickup. Cidre previously mentioned that the series wasn’t seeking a new home through Netflix or another similar streaming service.
Another petition has even been started set up with the hopes of a made-for-TV “Dallas” movie. Tweets using #DallasTVMovie are starting to emerge, however, with far less steam since fans are still hoping to see their favorite characters in a weekly format.
How do you feel about the cancellation of “Dallas?” If the fight to save the TV show is really over, would you want to see a “Dallas” movie concluding storylines, but also leaving characters in a way that shows their stories will live on, even if they won’t be happening right in front of you?