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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 !!

Yes, ERASE viewers memory with the flash-gadget that the “Men in Black” have and redo the show from the beginning with new writers and creators.

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

Well I’d say that the new crazy-Adam is what makes the show interesting and his upcoming clash with Fallon. Everything else sucks…

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

That was explained on season 2. Adam’s finger was never cut off. The kidnappers sent the Carringtons a finger from a cadaver…

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.

I agree, this is why the current showrunner stepped down, Sallie Patrick. To be honest I have NO IDEA how she became a showrunner since just a few years ago she was a Photoshop artist at Lucasfilms.
YES, they need to focus on the drama because DRAMA exists since the beginning of time and always sells, whether in true life or fiction. Alexis’ face being shoved into a fire was quite interesting, but she never tells anyone about it, because most likely they had decided to write her off the show. Nicolette said she needed to leave the show because her mom was dying and wanted to spend time with her. Possibly true. But Nicolette was written off “Desp. Housewives” for holding up the entire crew for over 2 hours arriving late and having not memorized her lines, which led Marc Cherri to give her a small slap on her neck (and then she sued him for it). And the plastic surgery of Alexis & the so quick recovery having Fallon’s face was way too over the top. They should keep her in bandages till season 3 when they find an actress that looks like Nicolette. The best plastic surgeon in the world can never make you look 22yo.
I am a bit upset with the creators for chopping off Bill Conti’s masterpiece Dynasty intro music into a 20 second soundbite. It is LAME thing to do, shows total disrespect to original creators!

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!

I need Steven to come back. Miss his sibling relationship with Fallon so much.

Wish to see Steven come back and take revenge on Adam…. Not a big fan of the new Alexis though….

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‘The Talk’ Renewed For 15th and Final Season to End in December; Does Its Cancellation Make Room for ‘The Gates’?

Things just got very interesting over at CBS daytime with the announcement today that The Talk is going to end its run on the network after its 15th season, and that season looks to be shortened as the series will come to its conclusion in December of 2024.

In a joint statement, Amy Reisenbach, President, CBS Entertainment and David Stapf, President, CBS Studio, shared, “The Talk broke new ground when it launched 14 years ago by returning daytime talk to CBS with a refreshing and award-winning format. Throughout the years, it has been a key program on CBS’ top rated daytime line-up as it brought timely, important and entertaining topics and discussions into living rooms around the globe.”

Reisenback and Stapf added, “It goes without saying that hosting and producing a year-round talk show is no easy task, and we express our sincere gratitude to our amazing hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell and Sheryl Underwood, our Executive Producer/Showrunner Rob Crabbe and the hardworking producing team and crew.

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Giving props to those who co-hosted or worked on the show through the years including: Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen Moonves, Carrie Ann Inaba Leah Ramimi, Marissa Janet Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete, Eve, Aisha Tyler, and Sharon Osbourne, the joint statement added, “We also want to acknowledge our former show hosts and colleagues who contributed throughout the seasons. We truly appreciate the skill, creativity, and dedication everyone involved brought to the show every day.  And of course, we thank the numerous guests who appeared, and the millions of viewers who tuned in daily. For the final season, we plan to celebrate the show and give it the proper sendoff it deserves when it concludes in December 2024.”

While no firm decision or announcement has been given at this time, it seems most likely that The Talk’s time slot could be given to the new soap opera in development The Gates from CBS Studio Ventures and from longtime soap opera writer. Michele Val Jean.  As previously reported, The Gates features the lives of a wealthy Black family who reside in a posh, gated community.

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The Talk was originally the brainchild of Sara Gilbert, who had developed the show when it launched back 2010 and it replaced the beloved As the World Turns which went off the air after 54 years when CBS canceled it.

So, what do you think of The Talk being canceled? Will this make room for The Gates to begin to air in its spot beginning in 2025? Share your reactions to the news via the comment section.

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O. J. Simpson Dead at 76: Real-Life Murder Trial in Which He Was Acquitted, Changed the Trajectory of Soap Operas

Former Pro Football superstar, O. J. Simpson, who became infamous for being on trial for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has passed away at the age of 76 of cancer.

Simpson’s family put out a statement sharing, “Our father, Orenthal James Simpson, succumbed to his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and grandchildren. During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

It was the murder trial that overtook the airwaves back in late 1994 and through most of 1995 that changed the landscape of daytime television forever, and in particular soap operas that many will recall.

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On June 12, 1994, Nicole Simpson, O.J.’s former wife, and her friend, Ron Goldman, were brutally murdered. When O.J. became the prime suspect, a wild pursuant of him by the police while in his white Ford Bronco was viewed on every network by some 95 million viewers. This June marks 30-years since the incident.

Ultimately, Simpson was charged with Brown Simpson and Goldman’s murders, though he was acquitted in what was dubbed The Trial of the Century.

The trial permeated the airwaves of every network and any time of day. Networks consistently interrupted soap operas while covering the day in and day out of the spectacle that was this star athlete and TV and film star’s trial.

With many of the soaps pre-empted on a regular basis, the public fascination of Simpson’s trial was to many better than a soap opera as it has all the ingredients. Writer Dominic Dunne noted the themes via an article in Vanity Fair of “interracial marriage, love, lust, lies, hate, fame, wealth, beauty, obsession, spousal abuse, stalking, brokenhearted children, the bloodiest of bloody knife-slashing homicides, and all the justice that money can buy.”

Because of the trial, soap operas lost a significant amount of their audiences. The murder trial went on for 11 months from November 9, 1994, to October 3, 1995.  They never were able to fully rebound as reality television became the next big thing.

O.J. Simpson is survived by four children: Arnelle and Jason, from his first marriage, and Sydney and Justin, from his marriage to Nicole Brown Simpson.

So, do you remember being frustrated that your favorite soaps could not air during the O.J. trial, or did you find the murder trial more intriuing than the soaps themselves? Comment below.

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‘Melrose Place’ Reboot in the Works with Heather Locklear, Daphne Zuniga and Laura Leighton

Looks like some of former residents of Melrose Place will be getting back together in a revival of the popular Fox primetime soap opera of the 90s.

Now comes word that original series stars, Heather Locklear, Daphne Zuniga and Laura Leighton are set to reprise their signature roles of Amanda Woodward, Jo Reynolds, and Sydney Andrews.

The project is currently being shopped and looking for a TV or streaming home and coming from CBS Studios. The new offering is written by Lauren Gussis, and in story, Melrose Place picks up years after the original series and would provide an update on the characters, one of whom may no longer be with us.

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In the premise, former residents will reunite “when one of their dearest friends dies suddenly.” However, things don’t go smoothly when old traumas, the reigniting of old romances and old resentments, and new secrets are revealed. Thus, throwing our characters into chaotic drama that’s reminiscent of the past, but with a much more modern perspective.

The original Melrose Place debuted on Fox back in 1992 and aired for seven seasons till 1999, and followed the young residents of a Los Angeles apartment complex. Locklear’s Amanda was a ruthless advertising executive. Leighton played Jane’s sister Sydney and Zuniga played photographer Jo. The cast also included: Marcia Cross, Josie Bissett, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Grant Show, Thomas Calabro, Doug Savant, Rob Estes, Brooke Langton, Lisa Rinna, Kristin Davis and Alyssa Milano.

According to Deadline, more original cast member will sign on if the show gets the green light. This is not the first time a Melrose Place reboot has made its way to television.  The CW revived the series in 2009 with a new cast which lasted only one season. However, Locklear, Zuniga and Leighton all made guest appearances.

So, do you hope a Melrose Place reboot with several of its original cast makes its way back on network TV or a streaming platform? Comment below.

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