What Other Spin Offs

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  1. Ray_Krebbs

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    I feel there were chances for other Dallas spin offs. I feel the best would be one in 1987 with a focus on Donna and her life in DC. I feel she was a strong character who could have carried a political drama for many seasons. It could have shown her becoming a senator all the way to becoming the first female president. I would have had her marriage to Dowling crumble, but she finds true love with another politician. They marry and have children. Ray makes occasional guest appearances for Margaret. What are your ideas?
     
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    Interesting idea but I think that it would have been a better idea to patch up Ray & Donna's marriage instead of having them divorce and then have them move to Washington together. A lot of fans loved Ray & Donna together so I think more people would have tuned in for that one.

    Of course at that point in time Dallas had already started to drop in the ratings so the timing to launch yet another spin-off might not have been right.
     
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    I think it's a great idea, and maybe it could have created a new world for other ex-soapies (Robert Foxworth, Pamela Sue Martin)

    They could still do it: a battle of the female candidates, Donna vs. Sue Ellen.
     
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    What a strange coincidence. I've been thinking the same of late and thought of creating a thread asking if a spin-off incorporating Donna's life in Washington could have made for good television.

    So, we take Donna leaving Dallas and Ray as gospel. That is, it happened so now let's focus on Donna and Margaret beginning a new life in Washington. But could a television audience accept a strong minded single mother pushing ahead in a career dominated by men? Hell yeah. And waiting in the wings to add some political punch would have been Dan Quayle. If some cannot remember him just Google him and Murphy Brown.

    As Donna's stocks rise in Washington we could have special guest appearances from Miss Ellie, Bobby, Ray and an occasional visit from that bastard from Texas; JR Ewing.

    So this idea gets 2 thumbs up from me :bravo1:
     
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    for anyone who hasn't seen it, @Ray&Donna has some great fan fiction exploring Ray and Donna reuniting in the Writer's Room
     
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    Atlanta General - Dr. Mitch and Lucy after their first wedding with Afton and Arliss as supporting characters.
     
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    I would have a spin off featuring Pam. She searches the world for a cure and alights upon a serum that not only removes her scars but rejuvenates skin. She then markets the product that becomes even more appealing because it comes with a revised birth certificate that subtracts 5 years from the age of the buyer.
     
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    Bionic Lucy! :spinning:
     
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    HALEYVILLE aka "The Southern Twin Peaks"
     
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    I agree with your idea. A Donna and Ray series with them in Washington DC would have been interesting. Maybe she becomes a congresswoman while Ray tries to adapt to the lifestyle of the DC beltway. I think a political soap in 1987 would have worked.
     
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    A show called "The Life and Times of Laurel Ellis" would be a ratings winner. It could follow doing exciting things like watering plants. Also a series focusing on the teenage adventures of Charles Wade as we can't get enough of her on screen.
     
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    I'd rather have Lucy and Mitch move to the existing spin-off. They would have fit in well in Knots Landing. ;)
     
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    Garnet and The Guzzler - lovable con man, former UT Longhorns flanker, and Bobby's best friend Guzzler Bennett becomes the ambitious singer's manager and lover and guides her to international superstardom, with all its glory and pitfalls.

    The Ewings could occasionally guest star, as in the episode where they all visit Garnetland, the Dollywood-style theme park located just outside Fort Worth. The episode could end in a freeze frame with the Ewings rocketing down a Garnet-themed roller coaster, with Jock looking terrified and Miss Ellie and Lucy laughing at him.
     
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    Pammy and the Pornstache. After her divorce from Bobby and reconstructive surgery, Pam gets back together with a still-alive Mark Graison, where they both try to cram in as much living as they can before they each die of fatal disease syndrome.

    Smithfield.
    Harv Smithfield is a lawyer who solves murders in his spare time. Sunday nights at 9:00, following Murder, She Wrote.

    Dallas II: The Andersons. Lucy marries Punk and Mavis’ son and moves onto their ranch in this saga focusing on the Andersons, who all live together and run an oil company. The opening credits have the iconic three-way split for the actors.
     
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    And Sue Ellen half asleep.
    "Stop it JR, I'm not in the mood"

    Better Call Harv?
     
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    This would be a tremendous opportunity for the writers to really dig in and flesh out the character of Punk's buddy Pat Powers.
     
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    I always thought with Patrick Duffy wanting to move on they should have given him his own show. Dallas had the ratings to do it at the time. He could have remarried Pam, adopted Charlie, killing off Jenna, and moved away. Maybe D.C. as is popular here it seems. Bobby was a politician at heart. Bobby and Pam in D.C. with their two adopted children. Certainly better than killing him and then wiping out a whole year.

    Lucy on Knots Landing with her parents.

    I’d have tied in Falcon Crest as one big universe of Lorimar characters.
     
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    MARTINIQUE - the Caribbean spin-off
     
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    She would kill to star in that spinoff...​
     
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    The First Husbands' Club - Edison Faraday Haynes traverses the country in his aging but still-sweet Cadillac in search of other Veterans jilted by their underage brides after being shipped off to Nam before even having the chance to consummate the marriage, which was quickly annulled thereafter, which they may or may not have found out about, as the mail wasn't all that regular in North Vietnamese prison camps.

    It's not clear whether he would ever find anyone else like that, but the pensive driving scenes on the endless flat highways of the Great Plains states would be gripping, nonetheless.
     
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