|Patrick Duffy (right) believes ABC's new primetime oil soap fills |
the Dallas void in the primetime TV landscape.
Despite an online campaign from fans to save the beloved series, Duffy has now accepted it will likely never return now that ABC is preparing to launch new primetime soap opera Blood and Oil, which features Don Johnson as the head of a Ewing-style clan.
Duffy tells Periscope.tv, "Dallas ,I think, is finally and ultimately laid to rest. I think the indication of that is, oddly enough, there's a new show and I believe it's on ABC and it's called Blood and Oil, and when Dallas was cancelled and ABC picked up that show... they decided there needs to be a Dallas-type show on air and there can really be only one of them so they are re-tooling Blood and Oil to be exactly like Dallas used to be, and I think that's an indication that nobody will resurrect Dallas again. Dallas is gone."
Does this logic even make sense? When Dallas was at its height, there was another huge primetime "oil" soap on the air, Dynasty. The working title for Dynasty was even Oil, the same name ABC's new show was using when it was announced in May. It was later changed to Blood and Oil.
Blood and Oil premieres on Sunday, September 27 on ABC. Watch the trailer below: