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Dynasty and Santa Barbara Fave, Gordon Thompson Joins the Web Series, DeVanity!

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Soap favorite Gordon Thompson, best known for his roles on Dynasty and Santa Barbara has joined the cast of the hit web soap DeVanity for its upcoming third season.

Thompson became a household name starring as Adam Carrington on the ABC smash hit Dynasty as well as its spin-off, The Colbys. He would later join the cast of Santa Barbara as the final Mason Capwell!  Thompson had also appeared on Ryan’s Hope Passions, Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless and Sunset Beach.

Thompson will be joining DeVanity as ruthless jewelry magnate Preston Regis. Preston is the biological father to both Jason DeVanity (Michael Caruso) and Andrew Regis (Kyle Lowder), and was the arch rival of Jason’s adopted father Richard DeVanity.

“There is a deep seated hatred between these two characters,” said DeVanity creator Michael Caruso, “Jason will come face to face with his birth father, and Preston will reveal truths about Jason’s adoptive father Richard that he never imagined. Gordon is an iconic star that I have always admired and dreamed of working with,” Caruso added. “He fits in perfectly in the landscape of DeVanity, and I can hardly wait to see him in action. I can’t imagine another actor in this role. He will be deliciously sinful as the father of Jason and Andrew, and I think the audience is going to love watching him spin his web. Gordon’s willingness to join our online series is not only going to introduce him to an all new audience, but satisfy fans of his previous work as well! To say we are ecstatic that he is joining our cast is an understatement. This man is so good at being bad he’s going to put us all to shame!”

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Thompson is scheduled to appear in two episodes of the seven episode season, with the option to return for more. DeVanity resumes production at the beginning of June, and will return early January for it third season. For more on DeVanity, visit the show website www.devanity.com

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‘Dynasty’ Recasts and Departures Addressed By EP and CW President

On Sunday at the CW’s TCA Summer Press Tour, the changing and revolving door of cast changes was bantered about during the network’s executive session. As fans of the Dynasty reboot know, the role of Cristal has now been recast twice.

First, following Nathalie Kelley’s exit at the end of the first season, Ana Brenda Contreras took over the role for season 2, but now, as had been previously reported, she is being replaced by actress Daniella Alonso ahead of season 3.  Contreras was said to be leaving for personal reasons.

And if that was not confusing enough, there was the exit of James MacKay as Steven Carrington when back in November of 2018 he announced via his Instagram: “While Steven had a choice to leave, unfortunately I didn’t. There’s a lot of decisions involved in making television, and sometimes they just don’t go your way and you have to live with it.”  However, MacKay returned to the show on recurring status making a few appearances since that time.

Then, there was the exit of Nicollette Sheridan, who left for personal reasons as well, in the key role of Alexis Carrington and who was replaced by Elizabeth Gilles who apparently now is playing a dual role on the show that of Fallon and Alexis, but is she moving forward?  And then .. behind the scenes the original reboot showrunner Sallie Patrick made her exit to go into development ahead of season 2; where she was replaced by Josh Reims.

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CW President Mark Pedowitz had this to say to the press about the cast departures: “We hoped (Ana Contreras) would continue but she had personal issues we had no control over.  There’s no dirt to be found.”  Pedowitz was dismissing a theory that there was a bigger underlining issue going on behind the scenes.

Dynasty executive producer Josh Schwartz added to Deadline:“Some (casting changes) were made for creative decisions, some were made for personal reasons, and just a confluence of things that happened in succession but it’s not part of a larger pattern. And on the showrunner front, Sallie ran the show for two seasons on a 22-episode model.  It was always her plan to pass the baton after a couple of seasons. Josh is an excellent and experienced showrunner.”

So, what do you think about all the casting changes at Dynasty and we are only at the start of the 3rd season.  Comment below.

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‘This Is Us’ Stars Justin Hartley and Sterling K. Brown, ‘Dynasty’s’ Adam Huber Receive Teen Choice Award Nominations For Drama Actor TV Series

The Teen Choice Award nominations were revealed on Wednesday as to who will be tops among the young people voting in the major categories of drama, comedy, reality and more in the television categories.

The awards will be handed out on Fox live from Hermosa Beach, California on Sunday night, August 11th.

This Is Us‘ Justin Hartley (Kevin Pearson and ex-Adam, Y&R) was nominated along with his TV brother, Sterling K. Brown ((Randall Pearson) in the Choice Drama Actor in a TV Series category.  Nominated with Hartley and Brown were Dynasty favorite Adam Huber (Liam); along with Cole Sprouse, Riverdale as well as K.J. Apa from Riverdale and Oliver Stark, 9-1-1.

In the Choice Drama category, voters will chose from Good Trouble, Marvel’s Runaways, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, Riverdale, Star, and The Resident.

Fans can vote for their favorites now at TeenChoice.VoteNow.tv or on Twitter.

For the complete list of nominations check them out here.

So who are you rooting for to win in the Choice Drama Actor in a TV series? Comment below.

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Josh Reims Is ‘Dynasty’s’ New Showrunner

Some changes behind the scenes for CW’s Dynasty as it enters its upcoming 3rd season.

According to Deadline. Sallie Patrick, who developed the reboot of the primetime soap with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, has stepped down as the series showrunner.

In her place will be Josh Reims, who joined Dynasty as co-executive producer at the start of season 2.

Reims, has major primetime soap cred.  He served as executive producer on ABC’s Mistresses and Dirty Sexy Money and as consulting producer on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters and the CW’s Jane the Virgin.

Patrick, will remain an EP of Dynasty, but will now focus on development for CBS Studios.  She posted a message on her Instagram about moving on, noting: “While I’m excited to move on to my next challenge, it’s of course hard to part with a world I put so much love into, from first pitch to this 44th ep, but I’m so pleased with the team carrying it forward.”

So, what do you think about Josh Reims being named the new showrunner for Dynasty season three? Comment below

 

 

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