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Josh Reims Is ‘Dynasty’s’ New Showrunner

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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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Any help to improve the show !!

Duane
Duane

The whole storyline with Adam is so far fetched and enough to make me stop watching the show

Chris
Chris

Wasn’t Adams finger cut off when he was kidnapped as a baby according to last season fake Adams story ?

Chris Fleszar
Chris Fleszar

Where do I begin? So many missed opportunities. The season 1 finale was amazing. When season 2 began they barely addressed it and instead handled it with silliness. (dropping Celia’s ashes on the foyer floor) Alexis’ face was shoved into a fire and she doesn’t even try to tell anyone. Really? And then the ridiculous season finale with only a couple redeeming moments. They need to focus on the drama, build the tension and then make the big reveal. The best episode of the season was Alexis shooting Cristal’s x-boyfriend on the horse, and that even was wasted and resolved way too quickly! The best cliffhanger of season 2 is whether a new showrunner can make Dynasty more watchable.

Jason Petric
Jason Petric

Adam’s and Fallon’s upcoming clash will be interesting. But, ENOUGH of Sammy Joe He is boring as hell just dragging along. Nicollete as Alexis was awful. She looked really bored saying her lines (she was written off “Desp. Housewives” for showing up over 2 hours late and had not memorized her lines). I can’t wait to see Alexis version 2.0 and Krystal 3.0 (although version 2.0 Ana Brenda Contreras was great and now there will be Crystal no.3 Daniella Alonso??? OMG! Good Heavens! This is a DEADLY recipe for a show…). What are they? Fembots to upgrade their software and replace them? We still have not seen Claudia lithging up candles and naming them after each Carrington and setting La Mirage on fire Or how about the MOLDAVIA MASSACRE? I’ve seen all 2 seasons, all episodes out of curiosity, since I never missed one episode of the orig. DYNASTY. You guys took a really GREAT show and totally trashed it. The original shows was a big HIT in the 80’s so it might not be a big hit today, but the reboot you created is quite mediocre, and the ratings proved it. You better advise Sallie Patrick to sell her $5 million dollar home she bought last year, thinking the show will be a hit, and stop posting nonsense in social media, because she was demoted. The show will be lucky to have a 4th season, in my opinion. And since it is not on syndication (any show must reach at least 100 episodes to become syndicated) WHY are you showing it in so many countries? My friends are in Germany and are big original DYNASTY fans, well… after 6 episodes of the reboot they just don’t care seeing it anymore. That’s the news from Germany. and one more last thing; .. WHY did you chop off Bill Conti’s masterpiece Dynasty intro music into a 20 second soundbite? LAME thing to do, shows total disrespect to original creators!

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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.

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Emmy Winner and Noted Soap Opera Head Writer; Hogan Sheffer Passes Away At 61

Over the last several hours, reports have broke that one of daytime’s most notable scribes has died.  Hogan Sheffer, who was head writer at As the World Turns, Days of our Lives and The Young and the Restless has passed away at the age of 61.

Soap Hub, first reported the news via multiple sources, however, many writers who worked with Hogan during his tenure on the soaps have taken to social media to share their condolences and their grief and remembrances.

Sheffer’s appearance on the soap scene was unexpected, especially in a genre where it is often rare for new blood to take the reins at the head writer position.  Proctor & Gamble had decided to bring in Hogan after his work as the Director of Screenplay Development for DreamWorks, not because of his writing credits for a previous network soap.  He was given trial deal as a breakdown writer for the CBS soap and 10-weeks in became the beloved town of Oakdale’s new head writer.

Hogan and his then writing team were able to turn the classic, As the World Turns around.  The show went up in the ratings and during his time with the series ‘World Turn’s’ won two Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series, and he and the writing team picked up four Emmy victories all through 2000-2004.

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Next, Sheffer landed in Salem as head writer of Days of our Lives along with Meg Kelly from 2006 through to the beginning of 2008.   He would later join The Young and the Restless and team up with then head writers: Maria Arena Bell and Scott Hamner, and eventually stay with the show till 2012.  During Sheffer’s time in Genoa City, Y&R also won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in 2011.

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On Sunday, former WWE and daytime writer Tom Casiello, who was extremely close with Sheffer…  and who shared how Hogan gave him his start at writing in daytime, took to his Facebook page to pay tribute to a man who had such an impact on his life and many others.  It is worth the read here. 

Y&R writer, Sara Bibel tweeted: “Hogan Sheffer was a gamechanger for ATWT and daytime. Everyone I know who worked with him adored him. RIP”

And, iconic ATWT star, Martha Byrne (Ex-Lily) tweeted on Sheffer’s passing: “To say he was one of a kind would be a tremendous understatement. Our years at ATWT with Hogan at the helm were a rebirth for our beautiful show. Loved his writers, actors,crew. Blessed to have him on the first floor in Brooklyn ready to listen. Talented. Funny. Generous. RIP”

Colleen Zenk (Ex-Barbara, ATWT) also took to Twitter upon learning of the passing of Sheffer sharing: “I loved him, loved him, loved him… he was so good to me. Thank you for everything, Hogan. You were so loved. Especially, by me… Rest in peace…”

Michael Fairman TV will continue to bring you updates as the soap world mourns the loss of a creative force in our genre.  Share your condolences and thoughts on the death of Hogan Sheffer via the comment section below.

 

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B&B’s Darin Brooks and Y&R’s Kelly Kruger Welcome Their Daughter Into The World

This past Sunday was one of the happiest days for real-life duo Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B) and Kelly Kruger (Mackenzie, Y&R) when their daughter Everleigh Jolie Brooks made her entrance into the family.  Everleigh was born in Los Angeles at 4:13am and weighed in at 9 lbs and 1 oz and 21.5 inches long.

Kelly told PEOPLE.com about the birth of her new little bundle of joy:  “We keep looking at her in disbelief that we made her/  We look at her and try to figure out who she looks more like. She has my hair because I also was born with a ton, and she definitely has Darin’s height.” Darin commented: “Long lean and with great hair — she’s already a supermodel!”

Today on Thursday, Kruger tweeted: “She’s here! Everleigh Jolie Brooks 9/22/19 We are so in love!!!”

While hubby, Brooks tweeted: “She’s heeeeerrrreeeee!!!  Welcome Everleigh Jolie Brooks! Born on 09/22/2019 These two little munchkins changed my life @KrugerKelly”

Send your congratulations and well-wishes to Darin, Kelly and their baby girl Everleigh via the comment section below!

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