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Knots Landing Fave Nicollette Sheridan Cast As Dynasty’s Alexis Carrington!

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The answer to the million dollar question as to who would play the CW’s Dynasty Alexis Carrington has been answered!

None other than former Knots Landing (Ex-Paige) and Desperate Housewife (Ex-Edie) star, Nicollette Sheridan has nabbed the coveted part portrayed in the original 80’s ABC version of the series by Joan Collins.

In story, Alexis is Blake’s first wife, and the mother to his children: Steven and Fallon.

According to the network: Alexis’ will return unexpectedly, while challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, and seeking to reunite with her children and fighting to claim what is hers!

The casting of Sheridan to Dynasty marks her return to TV following her departure from Desperate Housewives in 2009.  No word yet on when the character of Alexis will first appear on an episode, but stay tuned for further intel.

So, what do you think of the casting choice of Nicollette as Dynasty’s troublemaking, Alexis? Comment below!

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Jimh
Jimh

DIE-Nasty-the show is dead-cant be revived even if they added Helene Cassidine from GH!!!

Omar
Omar

Agree..I watch the pilot and it took me like 3 weeks to watch the 2nd episode and just gave up on it half way through…If they want it to work some, have Linda Evans or Heather Locklear or Joan Collins play a character on the show.

Horrible acting and boringgg writing.. Hope you are doing better health wise Jimh!!!

Jimh
Jimh

Thanks…im still working on it!!!

Shay
Shay

Absolutely, Jimh and Omar! Whilst I’ve adored Nicolette in both her Knots Landing and Desperate Housewives roles, nobody, and I do mean NOBODY!, can step into Joan Collins’ stylish stilettos…she IS Alexis…period! I simply find the entire notion of trying to recycle the original Dynasty’s bigger-than-life epic of ’80’s extravagance into some sort of updated, pc version of today seriously wrong in so many ways!

Brett
Brett

Awesome news!

Daisy Day
Daisy Day

I may watch it now. I watched the first episode and was not impressed so I’ve been recording and saving for the day I have nothing else to watch. It was worse than the Dallas reboot.

Patrick
Patrick

this definitely, makes me want to tune back in.. add in Rick Hearst , ex -Ric @GH

then absolutely.

it’s funny .. I was just thinking about Nicolette the other day… I LOVE LOVE LOVE this lady.. she was in integral part of Knot’s Landing. WOW

she was the catalyst for Desperate Housewives .

I never thought.. she’d “work” again… after she “allegedly” got fired from her last show.. she sued Marc Cherry for wrongful termination.

THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS.

two solid adds to – I have to start recording… like your idea.. when all else fails..

Lisa
Lisa

Yes, I want to see Rick Hearst, I saw his instagram when he got the part so I was thrilled, sad to hear it is already doomed. I have to see if I can find the epi that aired

Phil
Phil

I loved the Dallas revival! I like this reboot as well! Nicolette will be a good addition to the show. I would like to see Rick Hearst play Dex Dexter! Any news yet on who he will be playing?

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

TNT’s DALLAS was great. It continued the story and had the original actors giving fantastic performances in true-to-character storylines. And, the actor who played John Ross was HOT and completely believable as a chip of the old, nasty block.

Phil
Phil

Which is the difference between a revival DALLAS and a reboot DYNASTY! I enjoy both shows!

Scoops
Scoops

Love this! And the show isn’t that bad. Think that people are slamming it without it giving it a good chance. As for Nicolette, she can play the antagonist well. I just wonder if they’re going to bring in Amanda and Adam as well.

Mark Y
Mark Y

I see a binge in my future to be ready.

Patrick
Patrick

LOL

so FUNNY

but right.. i’m recording again

jaybird369
jaybird369

I look at this one like this: Behind the scenes, Nicollette Sheridan had better behave herself and NOT cause backstage drama like she did on the Desperate Housewives set.

Hey…just saying……….

Later.

Jimh
Jimh

Sometimes the drama behind the scenes are far more interesting than the show itself….

jaybird369
jaybird369

Jim…this is true. Yep.

PaulieP
PaulieP

the show needed bigger stars from the get go…..can only hope Paige Mathieson can ignite some better scenes….

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

I also see this as welcome news! I have binge-watched the first few episodes, and I am now caught up. I find much to enjoy: (1) Krystle and Steven are both good guys, as in the original, and I can root for them; (2) much of what they are doing (with the reboot) honours the original; and (3) scene-stealer Sammy Joe!

Alan
Alan

Interesting choice.

Loved her on KNOTS LANDING and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES — here’s hoping her arrival results in a bump in the ratings. The new DYNASTY isn’t the old DYNASTY and that’s not a bad thing. The first season of the original was pretty boring and most people seem to forget that the show didn’t really start to catch on until Alexis showed up…

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I like Sheridan. Glad she is working again.

Personally, I’ve always thought she would have been a great choice for the recast of Phyllis on Y&R. Gina Tognoni is okay but not is just too young for the role.

Wanda
Wanda

Good choice!!

Joe
Joe

OK….so…I said from the beginning, Heather Locked should be cast as Alexis. A. She’s great at playing the bitch, b. It connects the original from to the reboot and c. It reunites her with Grant Show from the other Spelling classic of Melrose Place. So I think they missed a great opportunity….but…. casting Nicolette Sheridan is a great choice!

Joe
Joe

Thats Heather Locklear….stupid autocorrect

Scoops
Scoops

That would’ve been great. Heather Locklear most definitely would’ve been great at Alexis. Maybe they can bring her in for another role.

Richard
Richard

She wouldve been a PERFECT recast for Alexis! But i Love me some Nicolette Sheridan!!! I CANNOT wait for this!!!

Allen Saint James
Allen Saint James

I’ll start watching now

Iakovos
Iakovos

This is one for the good news column today. I loved KNOTS LANDING from start to finish but Miss Sheridan added a lot to the proceedings during her tenure. She rocked it as Edie on DH too. Now the DYNASTY reboot is not a winner but The CW seems to be willing to give it the chance it needs to find a way.

Karen R
Karen R

Good choice.

Maca
Maca

There is only one Joan Collins and Nicolette is great too though. I loved her on Knots Landing.

Jbj
Jbj

Oooh, Ric Hearst really would make a great Dex! Moving to Atlanta has really helped him get primetime roles. He’ll hopefully have a reunion with Natalie Kelley (Cristal), since they worked together on The Vampire Diaries.

Jbj
Jbj

I like Nathalie Kelley, she is beautiful and a versatile actress! Linda Evans was so blah. Dianne Carroll was a stronger foe for Joan Collins, and Stephanie Beacham would have been a sexier pairing for John Forsythe.

Brianna Brown has been bringing the best of her brand of crazy vulnerability to the show, too.

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Soap Vet Judith Chapman Plays Nancy Reagan in New Will Smith Film ‘King Richard’

Now here’s another real-life legend role that will be taken on by the one and only Judith Chapman.  As daytime soap fans know, Chapman has a massive resume on the soaps from Natalie on ATWT to Ginny on GH, to Diana and Angelique on DAYS, to Gloria on Y&R to roles on Ryan’s Hope, and more.

In the latest bit of casting news from Chapman herself, she will be seen in the role of former First Lady, Nancy Reagan in the new Will Smith film, King Richard based on the life of Tennis champs, Serena and Venus Williams, father, Richard Williams.

According to Yahoo News: Liev Schreiber has also joined the cast of the film.  Schreiber will play tennis coach Paul Cohen, a famous instructor who worked with several leading tennis players including John McEnroe and Pete Sampras, amongst others. The script has been done by Zach Baylin and depicts the story of Williams, who trained his two daughters to play tennis without having any prior knowledge of the sport and turned them both into Grand Slam winners and World No. 1 Players in the world.”

Chapman posted on her Facebook page: “Pleased to leak the latest … I will be playing “Just Say No” NANCY REAGAN in Will Smith’s new film..”KING RICHARD” about Venus & Serena’s Dad and their rise to Tennis Fame! Last year TALLULAH…HAH! The Life of an Actor!!”

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TONIGHT: Elizabeth Gilles is Fallon the Chanteuse In ‘Dynasty’s’ Film Noir Episode Directed By B&B’s Heather Tom

We love hearing more of Elizabeth Gilles (Fallon) singing on CW’s Dynasty and now tonight with the Friday, February 21st episode of the primetime soap, viewers will hear Gilles for the third time this season.

During the special film noir episode entitled: “You See Most Things in Terms of Black and White,”  Fallon croons to her man, Liam (Adam Huber) with the classic song, “Why Try to Change Me Now”.

In story, Fallon plans a special gesture for Liam, who gets a significant career opportunity.  Elsewhere on tonight’s installment look for: Blake and Cristal to contend with their new house guest, while Adam seeks help from Alexis and Jeff, and Sam tries a different kind of relationship, while Kirby pines for her crush.

And tonight’s episode was directed by five-time Daytime Emmy winner, and The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie) .

Tom took to her Instagram and shared: “My episode of #dynasty airs tonight 9pm on the CW!! This was such a joy to direct! The cast was ah-mazing!!! @lizgillz and @hubersworld rocked every scene. And spoiler alert!!!! Liz has TWO musical numbers- I swear her voice is other worldly! Thanks to everyone @cw_dynasty for such awesomexperience! #director #directorslife #love #drama #guiltypleasure #noir #retro #wardrobe #shoes (seriously speaking as a shoe freak this show is insane- I made sure to highlight them! @cbsentdiversity @thecw”

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As many know, Elizabeth made her debut as a singer on the Nickelodeon series Victorious with the single “Give It Up” in 2011, singing alongside none other than Ariana Grande.

So will you be catching tonight’s Dynasty and the many talents of Ms. Gilles? Comment below.  But first check out a clip of her singing below!

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DYNASTY Returns And Alexis Makes Her Presence Known

The back half of the third season of CW’s Dynasty kicks-off tonight and while Blake (Grant Show) is on trial, it’s nuAlexis who comes and shakes things up.

As viewers saw in the fall finale, Elaine Hendrix made her debut as the new Alexis Carrington, following the exit of Nicollette Sheridan and then the one-time episode where it looked like Elizabeth Gilles (Fallon) had taken over the role.

Fast-forward to tonight’s episode, Hendrix comes into her own in the role made soap-famous by Joan Collins back in the 80’s.  In story, we find out that Alexis is married to Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke)!

Hendrix told TV Line on the pairing: “Depending on who you ask and which P.O.V. you’re coming from, they’re putting it out there to the world that they love each other, but of course nobody believes them. Personally, I think she really does care about Jeff.”

How does Alexis’ return impact her daughter, Fallon? How does her testimony wreak havoc on Blake’s trial? Stay tuned.

Excited to see what Hendrix brings to the role of Alexis when she swings into action on the rest of the season of Dynasty? Comment below.

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