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‘Dynasty’ Reveals Its Recast For Nicollete Sheridan As Alexis Carrington In Cliffhanger Moment

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Talk about a major soapy twist the reminds of some of the best and outrageous classics of the genre!  Friday’s episode of Dynasty offered up a shocker in an episode aptly titled and an oh-so clever one at that, “How Two-Faced Can You Get?”  And, as you watch the installment unfold, you think the “two-faced” in the title is about Fallon (Elizabeth Gilles) and Kirby’s (Maddison Brown) friendship when it comes to a certain man, but that was just the appetizer.

This episode served to reveal who is the replacement for Nicollette Sheridan in the key role of Alexis Carrington.  As viewers know, Sheridan announced her departure from the series to attend to personal family matters.  Dynasty fans last saw Sheridan on the March 22nd episode of the series.

SPOILERS BELOW IF YOU PLAN TO WATCH THE EPISODE BEFORE READING

In story, Adam (Sam Underwood) who is seriously psycho and hell-bent on major revenge has a face-off with his mother, Alexis (then played by Sheridan).  He confronts her and knows she fudged DNA evidence to make it look as if Hank was her true biological son.   Adam walked in on his mother burning the evidence of fake DNA test and interrupts her in the process.  After being caught, she fessed up to what she did … saying she did it all, because she was desperate to get her family back,

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Next, Adam tells her to burn the rest of the evidence, and while her back is turned and as she is kneeling in front of the fireplace, Adam pushes her face into the fire.  And that sets the stage for the reveal of the new actress set to play Alexis, since Alexis has to undergo extensive plastic surgery to heal her burns,   We also note on that episode that Adam poisoned his “other” mother with a fatal overdose of her medication, and apparently that mom was a drug addict.

Now on to the final moments of the just aired Friday episode.  We cut to a scene where in the hospital, the bandages are being removed from Alexis’ face.  And we see her exclaim how youthful she looks!  Then, Adam comes by with flowers for his mother, saying he wants to see how she looks.  When she turns around it is revealed that the part is now being played by Elizabeth Gilles who also plays Fallon!  Adam looks very happy!  How twisted!  Looks like these two plotted together to bring down the Carringtons; by changing Alexis’ face to Fallon’s? Stay tuned.

Gilles took to her Twitter account on Saturday and asked the fans, “How’d we feel about last night’s ?”

So, what do you think of  Elizabeth Gilles as the new Alexis, now that it looks like Fallon will have a doppelgänger? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Phil
Phil

I think this was a brilliant move despite what others feel. It is so classic soap! I also think this is a storyline move and wouldn’t be overly surprised if this was a temporary casting move until another actress can take over the role.

mike
mike

I did not think the show could get any worse, boy was I wrong.

su000
su000

I don’t know what Dynasty is so I don’t care LOL
It’s supposedly a soap?
I never heard of so it can’t be anything good..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

How have you never heard of Dynasty? You need to check it out! It’s all kinds of soap-y goodness!

Ann
Ann

This show is going to he double hockey sticks….so sick of the Hope/Flo/Steffy/liam/Baby storyline ……

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I, for one, was shocked and am loving the twist of this cliffhanger! It was all kinds of soapy goodness, and I know that Liz Gillies is going to rock this storyline out of the park!

Rodd
Rodd

I was surprised and yet, not. Weeks ago Adam gave the plastic surgeon a picture to use as reference when they were taking Alexis out of the room for surgery. It crossed my mind that it might have been Fallons’ picture. Still, seeing out that pulled it off was entertaining.

nora
nora

yuck! I give up on this show.

Pjc
Pjc

Not a fan…. The show was a great mix of soap drama and humor. I really enjoyed laughing and routing for Fallon or Alexis.

This plot is bound to fail and make the show a parody more than a dramedy. I was so hoping for a change in actress that wouldn’t be so farcical. Not sure what’s next since most stories are 2-3 episodes as opposed to an entire season.

Laughs will ensue but for a short period

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Just exactly how many times can one show jump the shark?!?!?!

Richard Danner
Richard Danner

Is this Dynasty or PASSIONS? HOW STUPID. What a dumb plot. This show won’t make it past the 3rd season. Sad. It had potential to be great. And REALLY bad casting of Adam Carrington. He is slimy and wimpy. Steven also gone, and the plot with the REAL Cristal Flores. DUMB AS HELL.

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Michael Michele is ‘Dynasty’s’ New Dominique Deveraux

In exciting casting news for Dynasty fans, the series has cast the key role of Dominique Deveraux on the CW reboot of the classic soap.   The part was played by  Diahann Carroll (pictured below) in the ABC version of the series.

Michael Michele known for her run on Queen Sugar as Darlene and on Fox’s Star as Ayanna has landed the promo role.

According to TV Line, look for Dominique to appear on-screen before the series ends its current second season.  Discussions are already being had if Michael could very well become a series regular for season three.

For the back-story, Dominique is Blake’s estranged half sister who is said to be a “fabulously elegant, self-made woman, known for her outrageous fashion sense and penchant for drama. Dominique will return to Atlanta after a long stint in New York City where she spent the past several years seeking fame and adulation… to no avail.  Now Dominique is home to reconnect with her estranged children, but does she really want to be part of their lives, or will she just disappoint them all over again? And what will the Carringtons have to say about her sudden, mysterious return?”

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This casting news came at the right tine for Dynasty; hot on the heels of the announcement that Nicollette Sheridan is departing as Alexis Carrington.

Dynasty airs Friday nights on the CW at 9PM ET/8 CT.

So, what do you think of the casting of Michael Michele as the new Dominique? Comment below.

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Nicollette Sheridan Exiting ‘Dynasty’ & Releases Her Own Statement To Clarify Why; Role May Be Recast

Over the last 16 hours news that former Knots Landing favorite, Nicollette Sheridan is departing her role of Alexis Carrington on CW’s Dynasty has sent some shockwaves through the series and its fans.  Sheridan took on the iconic role, originally played by Joan Collins in the original ABC sudsy version, less than a year ago, when the character came back on to the canvas towards the second half of the first season

In the first statement from the CW on her decision to exit, it read: “Nicollette Sheridan will be leaving Dynasty in order to focus on some personal family responsibilities.  She was a valuable asset to the show and we wish her continued success in the future.”

According to TV Line who broke the news; Sheridan will make her final appearance as Alexis in March.  Sources are reporting that the role may be recast.

In addition, Sheridan then released her own statement to clarify why she is exiting the pivotal role at this time stating: “Working on the Dynasty reboot and reprising the iconic role of Alexis has been thoroughly enjoyable, but the chance to spend precious time with my terminally ill mother is more important to me right now. I am profoundly grateful to Mark Pedowitz (The CW) and David Stapf (CBS) for graciously allowing me to return to Los Angeles to be with her, and I wish them and everyone associated with the show nothing but continued success. I am hopeful that my fans will embrace my successor with as much passion as they embraced me.”

With Sheridan’s exit that makes the series third major casting loss with Nathalie Kelly (the original Cristal) and James Macay (Steven) also gone from the series.

Meanwhile, this season of Dynasty marches on Friday’s at 8/7 on the CW.  The series has been renewed for a third season.

So, sad to hear Nicollette is stepping away from Dynasty? If the show were to recast, who now could fill the shoes of Alexis Carrington? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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CW Renews ‘Dynasty’ For Season Three

Congratulations are in order for the hard working men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes of the primetime soap opera, Dynasty.

The series was picked-up for a third season on Thursday by the CW.   The reboot of the popular ABC primetime soap of the 80’s stars: Grant Show, Alan Dale, Elizabeth Gillies, James Mackay, Sam Adegoke, Robert Christopher Riley, Rafael de la Fuente, Ana Brenda Contreras, Maddison Brown, and Nicollette Sheridan.

In the ratings the second season of Dynasty has been averaging a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demo and 601,000 viewers.  Season two is down from season one by 12% in viewership and 7 % in the demo.  Because the CW has made streaming deals and internationally as well, it helps the series remain.

In addition to Dynasty, the CWW announced that nine other shows were renewed for the upcoming 2019-2020 season:  Arrow, Black Lightning, Charmed, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Legacies, Riverdale, Supergirl, and Supernatural.

CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement: “This season, we expanded our primetime schedule to six nights with the addition of Sunday — which has been an unqualified success for the network, our affiliates and our advertisers.  In addition to growing our schedule across the week, we also continue to add more year-round programming… we look forward to building on this with even more returning and new shows as we approach the May upfront.”

So excited to hear more Dynasty is on the way?  Which of the other CW shows do you enjoy as well? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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