The Ewings will ride again next year.
TNT has renewed its reboot of the 1980s classic Dallas for a second season. The cable network has just ordered another 15 episodes of the Texas drama, which will debut in 2013. So far, the show is averaging 6.9 million viewers for its first season. The pickup follows on the heels of TNT renewing Rizzoli & Isles for a fourth season.
“Dallas has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT. “With Dallas’ top-flight ratings, robust growth through time-shifted viewing and the extensive online buzz, it’s clear the Ewings of Southfork have once again captured the imagination of viewers.”