Thanks for your post! I decided to watch S10 into S11 when Pam was in the accident and subsequently removed from the hospital via Wentworth Industries. The CEO for Wentworth Industries had come by the house to speak to the family and it was Pam's wish to be moved from the hospital. So, Pam has been not completely factual in her interviews, especially saying she die, because she did not. Victoria Principal may be trying to do different spins on the show, it could be that she has no interest in getting back to acting. It could be deeper issues with the studio, especially when Pam left. I am still wondering if there were some issues with her and the studio as such she has no desire to bring Pam back. Dallas 2012 ratings are down significantly from S1 as such i am not sure the studio can justify keeping the show for S3. S1 started off well as people that love Dallas came back to watch the show, but appears those numbers did not stay very long as such the show could be in trouble. We have seen shows with similar ratings be canceled and/or not renewed. I think Dallas 2012 could be on the chopping block! I did hear that Afton Cooper may be showing up in an episode, especially since she would be grandmother for Pam Barnes Ewing. I also heard Lee Majors is schedule to show up as ex Sue Ellen Flame. I am sure there will be a few more surprises like documents being found that talk about Pam and/or other issues that JR had buried. JR skeletons will surely be coming out after his death! I honestly like to see Dallas end after S2 as it was nice to see the character backs as way to close the loop. However, I still prefer the old dallas and i am glad i have it on DVD. I am still waiting for more Knots Landing to come out and feel we have been deprived of another great night time soap opera!!
Yeah, I don't think Victoria has any real desire to get back into acting. I don't know if she ever was actually contacted
by the producers of the new "Dallas" about making an appearance...but she was asked in interviews, when the new show was first being put together, if she would consider making an appearance as Pam again.
She declined. Cynthia Cidre has also stated before that trying to include Pam (aka Victoria) has always been an idea or possibility
...just on the back-burner as they felt they had not really come up with the right storyline or way to do it. Also with Victoria continuing to not want to have anything to do with "Dallas"...it would make it that much more difficult to try and include Pam. I think if Victoria had or would be willing to make an appearance, Cynthia, producers, writers, etc...would
be willing to create an episode or two about that. But, with her continuing to decline, I don't think that's in the plans. As I said before, I think the recent articles and stories about her possible return were either fabrications thrown out there to try and get back higher ratings...or just "hopefulls" by other cast members/crew/writers/whoever that she might make an appearance--as we are
still supposed to learn what did happen to Pam--in episode 12
. My theory is they'll discover she's dead. :td:
Afton Cooper, Pamela Barnes' mother, will be
making an appearance--in episode 11. I'm not sure if it will be just one appearance or a couple/few? Lee Majors is also supposed to be in a few episodes...however, he is a "new" character and was never in the original series. I've always liked him (as I grew up with "The Fall Guy" and have seen reruns of "The Big Valley" and "Six Million Dollar Man", LOL
) and I love Sue Ellen, so I'm excited if they will have a storyline together! :cool: As for ratings...cable networks do it differently than the "main" networks. They seem to try and give shows more of a chance than like NBC, CBS, or ABC. Although the ratings are down from last year, I think all
of TNT's shows have been having trouble. So, I'm hoping we can still get one more season before TNT might consider pulling the plug...but who knows? It may get cancelled after this season.
I too love
the original "Dallas" and have the entire series, as well as the prequel TV Movie and both reunion TV Movies, on DVD! :tu: But, I really love this new updated series too...almost, or not just as much, as the original show. I can't wait to see what they have in store for us...and even if this is the last season I'm greatful for what we did