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DYNASTY Reboot Gets Series Order By CW!

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Soaps fans will get a twist on an old favorite when Dynasty debuts on the CW! The series rebootof the popular 80’s primetime soap received its order to series from the network.

According to Deadline: “Co-written by Gossip Girl creators Josh Schwartz & Stephanie Savage and Revenge writer-producer Sallie Patrick , the new Dynasty stars Grant Show (Melrose Place), Elizabeth Gillies (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll), Nathalie Kelley (The Vampire Diaries), James Mackay (The Leftovers), Alan Dale (The O.C.), Sam Adegoke (Murder in the First), Robert Christopher Riley (Hit the Floor), and Rafael de la Fuente (Empire).

It follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington, daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington, and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal, a Hispanic woman marrying into this WASP family and America’s most powerful class.”

Esther and Robert Shapiro, Dynasty’s original creators are on board as EP’s of the reboot as well.

No dates announced yetas to if Dynasty will be ready for a fall launch or next year. Stay tuned.

So, excited to see what the new Dynasty reboot will look and feel like? Comment below.

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Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sometimes reboots and remakes are not as good as the original…i might take a peak if i am really bored that night!

Marc Harshbarger
Marc Harshbarger

I’m looking forward to this new “Dynasty”. I’ve always liked Grant Show, and hopefully this reboot will be as much fun to watch as the original!

Charday
Charday

Bring it–I’ll give it a try.

John Gordon
John Gordon

Not excited particularly – DYNASTY was fine in it’s day, I’m not certain that a re-make of it will work today.

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

Ugh. Why is a network doing this? I’m all for a well written good soap. However, trying to recreate a highly popular serial by recasting the parts with new actors likely will not work. I feel sorry for the actress who is cast as Alexis —- Imagine trying to compete with Joan Collins’ success in the role!!

I thought the Dallas reboot was a flop. It had great potential and (thanks to Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, etc) had a great connection to the past success. However, the writers had absolutely NO idea what to do with it and completely botch the last opportunity we had to see Hagman’s JR Ewing.

Besides the name of the show and the name of the characters, it doesn’t sound like this show has any connection to the original show (notice that Linda Evans, Joan Collins, etc. are not listed). This thing won’t last a year!!

The Shapiros and the network should wise up and give these poor actors a fighting chance: Write a brand NEW show where they can create brand NEW characters.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

a whole new show might had worked better…the original was on for years…cant see what they can do to refreshen the show…i rather watch repeats of the original

Alan
Alan

The original was too campy for my tastes — KNOTS LANDING will always be the gold standard for primetime soaps — but I’m willing to give this chance since Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick are writing/producing.

dmr
dmr

I remember watching “Dynasty” as a little girl. In the 80’s, daytime and evening “soaps” spared no expense, as we were able to enter into a world of glitz and glamour. My favorite evening “soap” was Knots Landing. I enjoyed Dallas, too. I liked the Dallas remake and loved seeing a few of my favorites from the original back on-screen. Not sure I will watch the remake of Dynasty..

su0000
su0000

I never heard of Dynasty , but never seen it.
Just want say.
When people love a soap it’s because of the actors.
Without the original cast it no longer is Dynasty ..

There is going to be a lot of disapointment. It will not be Dynasty but a knock-off that will disapoint.

((MASH could never be brought back, either))

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

I was on the fence but Rafael de la Fuente? Now I’m in. And he’s playing a boyfriend of Steven’s? I hope he doesn’t come to he same fate as Steven’s first boyfriend on the original “Dynasty.”

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DYNASTY Ups Four To Series Regulars As Season Three Kicks-Off

Just in time for the start of the new season of CWs deliciously wicked soap reboot of Dynasty! News on Friday has that four members of the cast have been upped to series regular, meaning they will be pivotal in story and see a lot more screen time.

According to Deadline:  the third actress to play Cristal Jennings, Daniella Alonso, who debuts tonight in the season three opener has been made series regular. Along with the previously recurring: Michael Michele (Dominique Devereaux), Sam Underwood (Adam Carrington) and Adam Huber (Liam), who have now been upped to major cast status.

Additionally, Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon) seemed to have taken over the the role of Alexis from Nicollette Sheridan.  Is this going to be a doppelgänger story, or not? Time will tell.

The new season gets underway with new showrunner Josh Reims, and Sallie Patrick staying on as an executive producer.

CW’s Dynasty is a modernized reboot of the 1980s primetime soap of the same name, the series follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children.

Glad to hear Sam, Adam, Michael and Daniella are series regulars for season three? Watch what happens tonight beginning at 9PMEST on the CW.

 

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CW’s DYNASTY Season Three Preview

Game on! Let the backstabbing begin! CW’s Dynasty returns tomorrow night for its third season,with an episode entitled, :Guilt Trip To Alaska.”  And in it, Blake (Grant Show), Fallon (Elizabeth Gilles), Cristal (now played by Daniella Alonso), Adam (Sam Underwood), and Anders (Alan Dale) need to get their stories straight, as the homicide detectives try to close in on the two dead bodies floating in the water. Elsewhere, it seems that Dominique Deveraux (Michael Michele) is looking for her MIA son, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke). But is she, since she double-crossed him?

Throughout the season, look for Fallon to have a bevy of people looking to destroy her; chief among them her psychotic, evil brother, Adam.  Blake will become more ruthless than ever wanting to reclaim what’s his, but his half-sister Dominique wants what is rightfully hers, as well!

In addition,Fallon and Liam (Adam Huber) against all odds will try to hold their romance together, if he survives the season opener.  Then, look for Sammy Jo (Rafael De La Fuente) to enter the high life of the rich and famous, but with that comes danger.  And what of Alexis who was revealed to have a new face, that of Fallon?  How will she figure into the equation and stir up a mass of trouble and revenge?

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Dynasty season three kicks-off Friday October 11 at 9PMEST on the CW.

Watch a promo for the new season, “Get The Tables” below.

Then weigh-in: are you ready for more revenge, double-crosses, and lust and greed on Dynasty season 3? Comment below.

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Groundbreaking Star of ‘Dynasty’ and ‘Julia’, Diahann Carroll Dies At 84

One of the beautiful and beloved actresses in the world, Diahann Carroll, has passed away in heartbreaking news on Friday.  Carroll died at her home in Los Angeles after a long bout with cancer, according to her daughter,  producer-journalist Suzanne Kay.

Carroll, who was first-known for her amazing singing voice, and then as an actress, received a Tony Award and an Oscar nomination in her legendary career. She also make television history for her turns on Julia and Dynasty.

In her role as Julia, Carroll, became the first African American female to star in a non-stereotypical role in her own primetime network series . Julia, premiered in September 1968, finished No. 7 in the ratings in the first of its three seasons, and Carroll received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe for her work.

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And later in her career, after loving ABC’s primetime soap, Dynasty, Carroll got the attention of producer Aaron Spelling to create a role on the show for her. And thus she became the one and only Dominique Deveraux … the half-sister of Blake Carrington (John Forstyhe).

That part broke ground as well, for Diahann in 1984, became the first featured African American character on a prime time soap.  Carroll later appeared on the Dynasty spinoff, The Colbys,  In films, Carroll earned her Oscar nomination for her work in Claudine (1974),

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Diahann was married four times.  In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her grandchildren, August and Sydney.

For more on the passing of Diahann Carroll check out the Hollywood Reporter.

Share your remembrances and condolences on the passing of Diahann Carroll via the comment section below.

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