The airdate for season 3 has been announced as: February 24th 2014. Apparently the season is to be split into two halves, with one half consisting of 8 episodes to be aired from Feb, then a break, and the remaining seven will be aired in the summer. I think this is a bit of a gamble on TNT’s part as the future of the show is already uncertain depending on how fans react to the first full season without the late Larry Hagman’s iconic villain J.R. Ewing being seen on screen. If fans love it they’ll tune in and if they don’t then they may not bother coming back for the second half when it returns in summer. Having said that, the first season of Dallas 2.0 did very well in the summer 2012 slot and so perhaps this is a canny ‘hedging of bets’ type move to see if they should move the show back to a summer airing as it has not performed as strongly when shown during the winter.
I will be watching the first half, but if I wind up getting as frustrated with the generous liberties the producers take with well loved characters and history from the original as I did watching the first two seasons I doubt I’ll be back for more.