The Third and Final Season of Dallas to debut on DVD with previously unaired scenes on January 13
I never thought I’d be blogging about Dallas again so soon after TNT canceled it in October after ratings shrank to unacceptable levels for the network. Fans rallied around Cynthia Cidre, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray as they mounted a grassroots campaign to #SaveDallas but after shopping the show around to other networks, Cidre announced on the Dallas Decoder blog in November that the team had suspended their efforts to find it a new home citing the complexities of network negotiations and securing foreign distribution rights.
Dallas fans were heartbroken, but the new year brings a consolation prize of sorts courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Group, which is releasing the show’s final season on DVD — complete with about 30 minutes of previously unaired scenes — on January 13. The three-disc DVD collector’s set, Dallas: The Complete Third and Final Season, includes all 15 episodes from the third season priced to own at $39.98 (suggested retail price).
This will be a real treat for diehard fans who love to relive the show’s many classic — and a few not-so-classic — moments. For fans of the new Dallas, it’s a chance to see Emma (Emma Bell) wreak all manner of havoc on John Ross’ marriage to good-girl-gone-bad Pamela Barnes Ewing (Julie Gonzalo), daughter of lifelong Ewing enemy Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheva), who was cooling his heels in a Mexican prison after being framed for J.R.’s murder by the Ewings. We’ll get to relive the underhanded dealings of the suave Nicolas Trevino (Juan Pablo Di Pace) as he strives to woo the conflicted Elena Ramos (Jordana Brewster) while he undermines the Ewing empire and we all know what happens to one unfortunate Ewing in the “explosive” season finale.
We may never know how the last batch of Dallas cliffhangers would be resolved but we can sit back a spell and revisit the new generation of Ewings continue the Southfork tradition of tussling with the bad guys — and each other in season three. I wouldn’t rule out a Dallas 3.0 popping up sometime in the future, though. It’s hard to keep a classic down and as J.R. used to say, “The opera ain’t over until the fat lady sings.”
I pre-ordered my S3 DVD from WBshop.com and I am so looking forward to getting it and watching it, especially the deleted scenes! On the subject of the Save Dallas campaign, though, I think the people on Twitter and Facebook are becoming a little TOO obsessed with trying to get this show back, as much as I want the show to be brought back myself! I wish someone would tell these people to stop tweeting “SaveDallas2015” or “SaveDallas”(literally) every 2 minutes. It is now starting to become annoying and I never thought I would feel that way.
As always, a huge thank you to you, DD, for your wonderful #DallasChat sessions! They are the best and the most fun!
I WANT DALLAS BACK. IT WAS BETTER THAN I EXPECTED. GO FIGURE . CANCELLED. EVERY CHARACTER DID THERE JOB. I WISH FOX OR ABC WILL PICK IT UP. ALL MY FAVS GONE DEXTER NOW DALLAS.
I certainly wish a network would pick it up but so far it looks like it will be a while before Dallas returns. Maybe we’ll get a TV movie reunion some day.