Dallas Reruns on TV or Netflix

Discussion in 'Dallas - The Original Series' started by Jon Ewing Jr., May 23, 2017.

  1. Jon Ewing Jr.

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    Just curious why Dallas reruns, (the old dallas) never come on any type television or Netflix. I know we see other older shows but never Dallas. Can someone feel me in.
     
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  2. Sarah

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    I think it's a rights issue isn't it? Networks have to be willing to buy shows.
     
  3. Alexis

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    To be fair Dallas has been re-run a few times on UK TV. And I believe it was all seasons? UK Gold ran it a few times and CBS Drama and I am sure I remember the BBC rerunning it during the day. Possibly BBC2.
     
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    That goes for any old classic TV Series. Here in Australia the three commercial channels now have multiple digital channels and what do we get? Endless repeats of Friends, Seinfield, Frasier, Mash, Everybody loves Raymond, Sex and the City. And when they've finished their series run they start the whole process again. And to fatten out their 24 hour broadcasts we get black and white programs I've never even heard of. It's absolutely appalling and I question how the networks get away with it.

    I wish at least one of them would screen Falcon Crest, Dynasty or Knots Landing. They could even promote the fun fact let's re-visit the 80's. I'd even watch repeats of Melrose Place, Six Million Dollar, Bionic Woman. All those classic shows that were pure entertainment.
     
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    Dallas was repeated on BBC in mid 80s - but for some reason they didnt show S3, but repeated 4 and 5,
    and they repeated s1 and 2 over the summer of 80 of the who shot JR summer
    but they missed out some episodes

    The show i want to see again is NYPD Blue with wonderful Dennis Franz and jimmy Smits - pure class!
     
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    CBS Drama is bound to re-show Dallas at some point in the future. :)
     
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    They did rerun the series here in the U.S. in 2012 as a way to boost interest in the New Dallas. The reruns came on each evening at 9 pm and it was a great way to end the day. The forums on here were much busier, because you could watch the show and then log on the next day to talk about it.

    It was good and bad. It was good because when there was a juicy cliffhanger, you could see the resolution the very next evening.

    It was bad because you missed out on having to wait an entire week to see what happened next, and could talk about it the entire week, trying to guess what was going to happen.
     
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    NYPD Blue is currently being rerun on the Heroes and Icons digital sub channel.

    I don't remember regular reruns of the original Dallas when the revival started - just a few episodes here and there. Do you remember what channel it was on?
     
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    Well now that CBS Drama in the UK is showing Dynasty, it's high time it dusted off it's copies of Dallas.

    Dynasty is a good show but Dallas is better.

    It's time to reshow Dallas again, especially as the show celebrates it's Fortieth Anniversary this year. :)
     
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    I'm sure that each of those have DVD releases in Australia (which, IINM, is Region 4), so why don't the fans of those shows get the releases?
     
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    Comedy shows seem to be bought and endlessly repeated simply because they fill 30 minutes and can be whacked together in a package and 4 eps take up 2 hours - and comedy shows seem to be more rewatchable than dramas (according to what TV execs put on their channels).

    Here in Portugal they show endless reruns of The Big Bang Theory - the "Friends" of today's TV generation - but they also show endless reruns of CSI shows and other U.S cop dramas - shows like Dallas never ever get a look in and yet they were hugely popular.

    I remember Patrick Duffy saying something when TNT Dallas was cancelled - something about whoever bought it had to buy a whole package - maybe buying 14 whole seasons of Lorimar Dallas with 25+ episodes a season is just not something execs want to commit to.
     
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    Long continuing dramas are more difficult to screen on TV than many other types of show because to be fair to viewers they have to commit to screening at least one series of around 25 episodes, without dropping any episodes and screening them all in chronological order which isn't always easy to schedule. A comedy or another series with self-contained episodes, it wouldn't mater if a few shows are skipped or if they are screened out of sequence and so is easier to schedule. If after a few episodes a show underperforms, they can easily pull a comedy from the schedules but it would be more difficult to do that for something like Dallas because of the ongoing storyline.
     
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    So basically, it would be a lot easier (hypothetically speaking) to show Perry Mason (because each "case" is one outing, and there are no arcs) than to show anything with a chain-of-events type of story (named that by me because all the events are part of one long story) like Dallas or Dynasty or even Falcon Crest (because with those other three, if the show is cancelled, viewers won't get to see the whole show unless they shell out good money for the DVD releases [never mind that Dallas and Dynasty are all out, and Falcon Crest isn't]). Is that what you're saying?
     
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    Yes but is not just about if a show is cancelled is also about how to fit it into a schedule. For example, if a channel has a gap of a few weeks (or even months) in its schedule between when one series ends and another starts, some episodes of a series like Perry Mason can easily be slotted in but they couldn't do the same with a series like Dallas because it would be lunacy to just show a few episodes in isolation. So it's more attractive for a TV channel to buy the rights to screen a series like Perry Mason than it is for Dallas.
     
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    As far as I'm aware CBS Drama still holds the rights to Dallas in the UK.

    It will be there decision when to repeat it.

    They did show the series twice after each other, so they're probably giving it a few years break before showing it again. :)
     
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    I've seen it air on the classics/oldies channel along with Dynasty. What everyone else was saying about syndication is true though, for the repeat time slots most networks would rather play an episode of a show that isn't really connected to another episode, something they can pull off air if it doesn't rate well, rather than commit to seasons of serialised plot.

    At the very least the Dallas DVDs are available, it could be worse e.g. Knots Landing or Falcon Crest where beyond the first few seasons it's hard for fans to watch, let alone for the shows to by chance catch a second round of viewers.
     
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    There is a new Warner streaming service coming this year, and there's a good chance all those Lorimar shows of the 80s will be available there, Dallas, Knots and Falcon Crest.
     
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    And hopefully Flamingo Road.

    As it happens, I saw on Instagram yesterday that Linda, Patrick, Charlene & Steve were together to launch the upcoming release of a new Dallas boxset being released by Time Life. I know there's already a boxset available of the original run so I'm wondering will this new one include the original plus the TNT series.

    Regarding repeats on TV, the only times I've seen shows like Dallas rerun in their entirety is mainly on dedicated digital channels like UK Gold and CBS Drama. The only full rerun I can recall on terrestrial TV is RTE1 who ran all of the 80's soaps back to back in the late 90's / early 00's. As mentioned above, it's easier to rerun sitcoms & episodic crime series as you can pull them from the schedule whenever you want and they apparently rate better as you can just drop in and drop out of them. Hence the reason why Murder She Wrote and the like, is never off the air.
     
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    Wasn't it back in the 90's or early 2000's that TNT was showing Dallas? I recorded all but a dozen or so on VHS, in 2hr mode for quality. When I moved in 2003 (staying in the NJ/DE area) I tossed 'em and eventually bought the 2-sided DVD's. This was dedication! Actually, I'm remembering now seeing it on TNT and network tv at the same time I think back around 85/86.
     
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    it's on Amazon Video (perfect for grabbing quick screenshots!)
     

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