TNT Renews 'Dallas' for Third Season

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TNT is staying in Dallas. The cable network has renewed the series for a third season.

And despite a significant ratings dip in January from its inaugural run in summer 2012, the network plans to stick with a winter premiere. A 15-episode season is slated to kick off in early 2014.

"Dallas has built a passionately loyal following with its expertly woven storylines, clever twists and turns, and numerous outstanding performances by a cast that spans generations," said TNT, TBS and TCM president and head of programming Michael Wright. "Although we said goodbye to Larry Hagman and his iconic character J.R. Ewing this year, Dallas has many more stories left to tell, and the Ewing clan will continue to honor J.R.'s memory by keeping its audience surprised and delighted."

Hagman, one of the returning actors from the 1978 series, died in November at 81.

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