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Will Dallas Ever Air On TV Again?

Discussion in 'Dallas - The Original Series' started by Billy Wall, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Chris2

    Chris2 Soap Chat Active Member

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    In the US, we have over-the-air, digital substations such as MeTV and Antenna TV that specialize in airing old shows. Those networks get the rights to old series for fairly cheap, since the audiences on the substations aren’t huge and the shows aren’t in demand from major network affiliates or mainstream cable stations. CBS has made deals with several of these stations to carry shows from their library (the old Paramount TV catalogue). Sony has too (they own the Screen Gems/Columbia library) and they are even an owner of one of the “diginets” (Get TV).

    Warner Bros has been the slowest of the major TV studios to make its library available to these diginets. I read a story a few years ago that they were concerned about devaluing their library by making deals with these stations. Some of the Warner Bros shows have started to show up over the last few years, but not quite as much as Sony and CBS shows. It also doesn’t help that sitcoms understandably are in more demand, because they repeat better (easier for viewers to take in an episode here an there, instead of a serialized show, where they have to watch every episode to keep up).
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  2. Billy Wall

    Billy Wall Soap Chat Newbie

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    I agree. Still waiting/hoping it pops up on Netflix one day. If they can air Law and Order and Dallas on TNT, why not the original Dallas?
  3. Toni

    Toni Soap Chat Dream Maker

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    "Deadwood" was canceled open-ended and now it´s being given a two-hour movie to wrap things up, 10 years later. Honestly, I hope we won´t have to wait 10 years to see if the bomb killed Christopher or not...

    HBO Films’ long-in-the-works Deadwood movie has begun production 12 years after the end of the premium network’s Emmy-winning Western series from David Milch. Most of that original cast is returning for the film, which takes place 10 years after the events of the series that ran three seasons from 2004-2006.

    The film includes a new cast member, Jade Pettyjohn, who will play the character of Caroline. Her character info is under wraps, but the actor is next onscreen with Nicole Kidman in Karyn Kusama’s gritty cop drama Destroyer.

    The plot, per HBO: The indelible characters of the series are reunited after 10 years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.

    Milch, the series creator, wrote the pic, which is being directed by Game of Throneshelmer Daniel Minahan. Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Minahan, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, McShane and Olyphant are executive producers.

    The Deadwood series was nominated for 28 Emmys during its run, winning eight.

    In July, HBO president Casey Bloys tipped an October production start for the film, and hinted at a possible spring 2019 debut. He called rustling up the original auspices for the movie “a logistical nightmare.” The network received a near-$4.2 million California Film & TV state tax credit for the production. The hardest part of getting the film up and running had been synching up the schedules of its large ensemble cast.

    More here.

    I wonder if post-"Dallas" TNT is being as successful as planned with all those sports broadcasts. Another of their (really interesting) shows has been axed after 2 seasons: "Good Behavior". Hopefully they will change their execs again soon...

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