But TNT and CW were the only ones who wanted to touch it. The brand name is only hurt in the eyes of The Fans, and everyone else (a.k.a. Most People) don't really care since they only vaguely remember the 80s prime time soaps. And then usually the worst parts. Patrick Duffy (and I tend to believe he knows what he's talking about) has stated that NuDallas was cancelled too soon, and he also explained that if someone else was interested in a continuation or whatever, they'd face a labyrinth of copyrights and expensive company fees - in other words: too risky for such a niche product. Like I've said before, it's kinda amazing that it actually happened, considering the complex legacy of these kind of stories. It think of DALLAS as Texas and Mexico (not just the ranch), but DYNASTY had a far more international potential, also because its Colorado connection wasn't the show's tour de force (which, btw, shouldn't read as a compliment). DYNASTY was the most "Harold Robbins" kind of soap. Apart from the Californian clan, it also has roots in Europe. The "indoor" approach wasn't what the show needed, it's what the creators wanted at that time, basically telling us that we wanted to look inside the house, and consequently, nowhere else. From the creators point of view it was a brilliant move to blame the audience ("you want it, you got it!") for their own lacklustre input. Having said that, it didn't hurt the show in its second season because there was indeed a lot going on inside the house (and Alexis' studio) but eventually the show screamed out for other luxurious and exotic areas. Granted, they did give us a fake-jungle and a fake-and-far-from-opulent Moldavia, but DYNASTY (the definition of opulent soap) deserved so much better. ASPEN would have been a good start, but as far as I recall it only featured in the *cough-cough* "inferior" first season. Ironically, it was FALCON CREST who did it (but in script only, I don't think they actually used those locations) and not for the reasons it should have been done: the elusive/underground career of the larger than life Jacqueline Perrault. It was DYNASTY who needed characters like Nicole Sauguet, not Falcon Crest.