Dallas on TNT is wrapping up season 3 on Monday night and fans are wondering whether the series will get renewed or canceled.
The network hasn’t made an official announcement yet either way.
But the network did bill the season 3 finale as a “season” not “series” finale, which is a bit of good news.
Showrunner Cynthia Cidre revealed last year that season 3 would end on a cliffhanger and she revealed plans for a season 4 recently to Entertainment Weekly.
“For season 4, we are going to jump ahead six months. And then the house will be rebuilt,” she said, referring to Southfork.
“And we’re hoping to even add a wing to it somehow in CGI. We’re going to explore that because it’s just pretty hilarious that there’s 5 billionaires living in a three bedroom house.”
Chances for a renewal are up in the air after Dallas didn’t receive an early one, and dropped 26 percent in viewership and 38 percent in the 18-49 demographic.
“It’s one of TNT’s lowest-rated scripted series and that’s not a good sign for the show’s future prospects. It also has a large cast so that means it’s not a cheap series either,” noted TV Series Finale.
“On the positive side, there’s some financial incentive to keep the show going. Dallas is produced by Warner Horizon Television which, like TNT, is part of the Time Warner corporation. Also, at the end of season three, there will only be 40 episodes. That’s not enough for a syndication package so if the execs are on the fence about whether to renew or cancel, that could work in the show’s favor.”
Meanwhile, star Josh Henderson recently dropped a spoiler for the season 3 finale.
“Who thinks they know who’s dying this week on #DallasTNT ?!: he said via Twitter.
“It’s gonna be a crazy finale. Trust me (voice of #johnross ) #whichEwingdies.”
If the show does get renewed, it will likely premiere early 2015. The last two seasons–January 28 for season 2 and February 24 for season 3–have kicked off early on.