'Dallas' Runs Dry On TNT

The oil well has dried up for Dallas -- again.

TNT cancelled the modern-day version of the venerable CBS primetime soap, two weeks after its third-season concluder.

TNT's Dallas, which focused on a new generation of Ewings, but also included original cast members Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, bowed in June 2012 to 6.9 million viewers, earning a quick second-season renewal.  Hagman died during shooting for that second campaign.

The third season.opened in February with 2.66 million total viewers. Its Sept. 22 finale, which saw the death of a major character and a number of unresolved questions, drew only 1.7 million watchers.

TNT issued the following statement: “We are extremely proud of [Dallas], which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga. We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the extraordinary cast to the impeccable production team, led by the show’s creative forces, Cynthia Cidre and Mike Robin. We especially want to thank the people of Dallas for their warm and generous hospitality during the production of the series.”