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.”