"Dallas" is a back. It's on TNT. Ava and C.I. praised the new show two weeks ago in "TV: The fickle fate of stardom" and I've been watching it since. This is really a gripping show. It hooks you quickly. If you haven't caught it, Ava and C.I. note, "And you can catch it on TNT or XFINITY. One episode. If you're a cable or satellite subscriber, you can log in at TNT and watch multi-episodes. If not, they allow one episode. They are running one week behind so, right now, that's episode two. XFINITY puts new episodes up on Friday. "
Now comes the news that TNT's ordered a 15 episode second season.
See, if you haven't checked it out yet, you really need to.
And what do the Docker Boys say? Bill Carter of NYT:
Bringing back “Dallas” was also an easy decision because the show had attracted strong audiences for TNT, averaging almost seven million viewers an episode.
In the case of “Newsroom,” HBO was less motivated by the size of the audience — though “Newsroom” performed respectably in its premiere episode with a little over two million viewers — than about talk. The pay-cable network always looks for shows that generate buzz and debate in the media, and “Newsroom” has certainly soared in that category.
I knew Aaron Sorkin's show was bad but I didn't realize it couldn't even attract three million viewers with the most talked about summer debut. Everyone knew that show was coming. That only two million tuned in says so much. When nobody knew who The Sorpranos were or who was behind the show, that thing debuted to 3.45 million people and grew and grew as word of mouth spread.
Everyone's tired of his talky shows that do nothing. That's why the last one tanked. HBO better hopes people suddenly need all that chatter because I have a feeling that ratings may actually go down as the first season progresses.
And click here for video of Josh Henderson's interview on Good Day LA. He jokes with the hosts about how often he takes his shirt off and how little Jordana Brewster takes her shirt off (she plays Elena). He talks about how his MeMa was a big fan of the show (she's passed away) so the role means a lot to him. And he's actually from Dallas, Texas which is pretty wild.
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"