dallas Emma Bell, left, Brenda Strong, center, and Patrick Duffy took to Twitter to thank fans after the cancellation of TNT's "Dallas." Photo: TNT

Season 3 of “Dallas” concluded Sept. 22, leaving fans of the TNT series with a major cliffhanger: Did Christopher Ewing (Jesse Metcalfe) die in a car explosion? Viewers thought they would have to wait only a couple of months for the answer, but Deadline dropped another bombshell little more than a week later as it reported TNT cancelled the “Dallas” reboot after three seasons.

“We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga,” a TNT representative said of the “Dallas” cancellation. “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.”

As we previously reported, fans of the Ewing family didn’t take the news well, with many viewers turning to Causes.org to create a “Save ‘Dallas’” petition. As of Sunday morning, the petition to bring back the series for a Season 4 and more was signed by over 20,000 fans.

Some cast members don’t seem to be taking the cancellation well, either. Actor Patrick Duffy, who fans know as Bobby Ewing, tweeted his hopes for another network to pick up “Dallas” for a Season 4:

Mitch Pileggi, who plays Harris Ryland, asked fans of the “Save ‘Dallas’” campaign to “keep at it”:

Ann Ewing’s Brenda Strong also tweeted her appreciation for fans speaking up for “Dallas”:

Meanwhile, the rest of the “Dallas” cast tweeted their thanks to fans for all the years of support:

TNT’s “Dallas” was a sequel to the hit 1980s-era prime-time soap on CBS. The original series, starring Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, ended in 1991. The Season 13 finale concluded with J.R. Ewing (Hagman) alone -- losing his company and children. In the final moments of the series, J.R. picked up a pistol as if to kill himself. However, “Dallas” ended with Bobby (Duffy) walking into the room.

The reboot of “Dallas” not only ended with Christopher potentially dead in an explosion, but with Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) -- not John Ross (Josh Henderson) -- taking control of Ewing Global. Meanwhile, Elena found out she was pregnant with Nicholas’ (Juan Pablo Di Pace) baby.

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