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‘Dynasty’ Season Two Key Art Unveiled Featuring The ‘Real’ Cristal

When season two of the CW reboot of Dynasty begins, as previously noted, there will be a new Cristal Carrington!

On the season one finale, Cristal played by Nathalie Kelley was both shot in the stomach and then trapped in an inferno!

Viewers were informed by Kelley herself back in June that she was not returning to the show.

As it turns out, when season 2 kicks-off, the real Cristal will be in the mix when Anna-Brenda Contreras makes her debut.

The CW series released new key art today for season 2 with the slogan: “Where there’s a will, there’s a war.”  Main cast members: Elizabeth Gillies (Fallon) Nicollette Sheridan (Alexis), Grant Show (Blake) and Contreras are featured.

So, what will you be checking out the new season of Dynasty when it debuts on Friday, October 12th (8PMEST/7PMXCST)?

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0ooh sheesh that Dynasty
It is beyond aweful lol..
OK-
I heard it’s soap. So, I watch 2 episodes and it’s beyond Phony Junk lol..

Soaps are campy and at times lame, but that Dynasty is really bad.

No way can I force myself to get into Dynasty’..
But for whoever sees it as being good, enjoy 🙂

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I may be missing something, but I don’t understand what you mean by the “real Cristal.” Finally, in another thread (re: Paul Davidson), I have been chatting with others here about the disrespect shown for older actors (aka veterans) in favor of younger players, in an attempt to save money and/or target the younger demographic. This Dynasty reboot has not only jumbled race/ethnicity/gender of characters from the original series, it is also making these iconic characters much younger, again evidently starkly appealing to the younger demographic. It’s just an observation…but I would also point out that, once upon a time,… Read more »

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Cristal in S1 was revealed to be a fraud.

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Thanks for your reply, Ryan. Somehow I must have missed that plot point.

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hi Jamesj75,
the coveted target demo are generally composed of the desirable younger —
Young adult viewers have been TV’s target demographic for decades, because they’re thought to have less brand loyalty and more disposable income.
In television, most key demographic groups consist of adults who are somewhere in age between 18 and 49.
So, are the ages of actors they want to see and who they relate to.

And the times move on…

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Thanks for your reply, su000! I realize your points are all valid and well delineated. I just believe there is room for everyone in the tent: young, old, and in between!

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Yep. I’ll be watching. Perplexed by this “real Cristal” twist so we’ll see how it plays out and then make my call. However, the writers have their work cut out for them. I liked Nathalie’s Cristal. Bringing in a new actress and not going the old plastic surgery route is unusual. I’ll give them credit for skipping that old plot device. But from what I read this new casting is a lot more complex. Good luck to all.

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‘The Talk’ Renewed for its 12th Season

After its controversial 11th season and following the departure of original cast member, Sharon Osbourne, there had been chatter that maybe the The Talk would come to an end.

However, news today from CBS has that it has renewed its top daytime talker, and the series will live to see another day for its upcoming 12th season this fall.

Having debuted in October 2010, the show now features Carrie Ann Inaba (who also serves as the show’s moderator), Sheryl Underwood, Amanda Kloots, and Elaine Welteroth as it primary co-hosts.

As with previous amalgamations of the co-hosts, the women discuss the latest headlines, current events, and human-interest stories of the day.

The series put out this tweet on their pick-up sharing: “JUST ANNOUNCED! #TheTalk has been officially renewed for another year on @CBSreturning for a 12th season in 2021-2022! More fun, more topics, more talk!”

So, glad The Talk is continuing on, or did you think it was time for it to go? Comment below.

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‘Ryan’s Hope’ Star and Soap Vet, John Gabriel Has Passed Away at 90

Heartbreaking news Monday morning and to start the week. Beloved Ryan’s Hope soap veteran, John Gabriel (Ex-Dr. Seneca Beaulac) has died.

His daughter, actress Andrea Gabriel (Lost) shared the news of his passing via her Instagram account.

In her statement, Andrea shared: “It is with an unspeakably heavy heart that I share the news of my father’s passing.  John Gabriel was my hero, my role model, and my champion, but above all, my daddy… I will love you forever.”

Gabriel’s run on Ryan’s Hope was in two parts.  He started with the ABC daytime drama series in 1975 and stayed till 1985.  He then returned from 1988 to 1989.  Seneca’s love story with Jillian Coleridge (the late Nancy Addison Altman) was often front and center on the series.

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As soap fans know, John was married to another former soap star, Sandy Gabriel (Ex-Edna Thornton, All My Children and  Ex-Christine Venet Ryan’s Hope), and is also survived by his other daughter Melissa and their two grandsons.

Throughout his daytime soap career, Gabriel received one Daytime Emmy nomination back in 1980.  He also appeared in roles on General Hospital, Loving, The Bold and the Beautiful, Generations and Days of our Lives.

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In primetime he was known for his roles on Gilligan’s Island, Mary Tyler Moore Show.  John was also an accomplished singer performing on many variety and talk show through the years.

In 1995, Gabriel produced the late Charles Grodin’s talk show Charles Grodin for CNBC.

No official cause of death for Gabriel was revealed, and no memorial plans as of this moment.

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Sheryl Underwood to Host the 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood will become a five-time host of the Daytime Emmy Awards, although this time going solo, as CBS and NATAS have announced today that she will handle the duties for the upcoming 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

The CBS broadcast will airs on Friday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on the network as well as streaming live on Paramount Plus.

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According to Variety, “Underwood will emcee the show from Los Angeles, where a stage has been set up for the show, but the pre-taped broadcast will also include presenters and honorees from their own show studios and homes to accept their awards. Although many of the key daytime drama, game and talk show awards will be presented on the telecast, additional winners will be announced simultaneously on Twitter, via the @DaytimeEmmys handle.”

The Daytime Emmys are presented to programs broadcast between 2 a.m. and 6 p.m.  The show includes content that originally premiered in calendar-year 2020, and is judged by a pool of peer professionals from across the television industry.

So, what do you think of Underwood being named the solo host of this year’s Emmy broadcast? Comment below.

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