First, Ebola. Then, citywide power outages. Now this: Dallas has been canceled. Again.

In a statement issued late Friday
the network said, “TNT has decided not to renew Dallas. 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, [executive producers] 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.”TNT confirms that the network has said adios to the Warner Bros.-produced rebooted version of the long-running CBS series, which reappeared on TNT June 29, 2012. Looks like Christoper wasn’t the nly Ewing to say adios in that third season finale.

City officials, of course, are “extremely disappointed” by today’s news, in the words of Janis Burklund, head of the Dallas Film Commission. “The city enjoyed having them, and they enjoyed being here. And the show is still being seen on Netflix and in foreign countries. The producers and actors have been extremely gracious to work with.”
Dallas, of course, was actually filmed in Dallas, unlike its CBS predecessor, and has been using a studio in The Cedars for most of its interiors. The Dallas City Council actually OK’d spending $200,000 per season to keep the series here in 2012.
When the show premiered in the summer of 2012 it garnered impressive numbers — some 7 million viewers. But as The Hollywood Reporter notes this evening, the Season Three finale was seen by 1.7 million.
Just four days ago on Twitter, Patrick Duffy wondered the same thing fans of the show did: “Will this be a ‘renewal’ week? Keeping our fingers crossed! Stay with us friends!”
Just last week, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Cidre was looking forward to a fourth season. Alas, it was not meant to be. Because, let’s be honest, without Larry Hagman, it just wasn’t … ya know … Dallas. That said: Judith Light was the boss.
Said Jordana Brewster via Twitter: “Very sad day today. I will miss our awesome cast and crew most of all! Thank you for playing with and watching us.” Adds Sue Ellen herself, Linda Gray: “Thank all of you wonderful fans for your love and support for these past 3 seasons. We were just canceled. So sad!”

The original ending was so much better:

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