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

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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.”

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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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Shelley Dinner
Shelley Dinner

Family first!♥️

Jimh
Jimh

i was going to say the same..family is the most important and should always come first

Patrick
Patrick

Ms. Sheridan returneth high yield : atop her reign. DONE

I have loved this woman’ class… the way she carries … Sexy Plus

her last marriage finalized August, 2018. perhaps it’s now time to nest

she certainly never had it , it seems, when it comes to commitment (s)

knot’s Landing: I cheered her on.. when she interloped vexed and channeled her own energies onto that cul de sac, no? that ready made “familial” of karen, Val, even Donna, Plus Laura.

oh god it was made even more savory w:

Nicolette Sheriden : Paige
Lisa Hartman : Cathy
Michelle Phillips : Anne

and, god, you guessed it : I LOVE HER To Bits: ex-AMC Katheen Noone

I couldn’t step in to this high brow without my Julie Harris’ Lilimae Clements.

^^^ speaking of Tony Award Winners: Julie Harris is the most honored performer in Tony history with ten nominations and five victories.

my Sheriden : from Knots Landing, to Desperate Housewives, to Dynasty

always made your mark. ^^^ lauded SEXY Plus… stood a Powerhouse

Bren
Bren

Ava from GH bye bye. you would make a great Alexis Carrington

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Family definitely comes first; I wasn’t sold on her casting and, while she’s done fine, I didn’t really connect to her as Alexis. Ultimately, in recasting, I’d love to see someone from daytime take ahold of the role. I’d love to see Eileen Davidson take creative control of the role as an actress. She’d be delicious as Alexis.

Rodd
Rodd

I wish her and her mother well.

Boop
Boop

Is Heather Lochlear available?

Momo
Momo

Heather is dealing with a lot of issues. She needs to get healthy.

Boop
Boop

Yes, Momo, I read about her problems; I am praying that she is on the road to recovery.

Momo
Momo

I hope so!

Jeffrie
Jeffrie

Well of course Heather Locklear would be perfect!,,,,,

James
James

How this show survives while the much superior Dallas reboot was cancelled baffles me. This show is a cartoon

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Clearly an admirable, noble track for Ms. Sheridan.

I have written enthusiastic, supportive things on these pages about the Dynasty reboot. But I stopped watching at the end of last season. To me, the heart and soul of this incarnation of Dynasty, as in the original, were the characters of Cristal (Krystle) and Steven. When I learned that Nathalie Kelly would not return this season, I gave up on the show. Now reading that James Macay is also gone solidifies my decision.

I will say that I did enjoy the the actors playing Fallon and Sammy Joe (in the reboot), as well as Ms. Sheridan’s take on the iconic Alexis, but other roles seemed miscast and didn’t compel my repeated viewing.

jaybird369
jaybird369

James…oh, I agree…TOTALLY!!!!! I (myself) stopped watching the current Dynasty reboot about a month ago. LONG LIVE THE ORIGINAL 1980’S DYNASTY!!!!!!!!!!

Have a good one, Brother.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Thank you, jaybird369!

jaybird369
jaybird369

James…you’re welcome.

Have a good one, Brother!!!!!

Iakovos
Iakovos

As much as I enjoy Miss Sheridan, I find THE CW’s DYNASTY is unwatchable. Seems almost too campy and silly. Even heightened melodrama must be played as truth. I do not feel it here. It is difficult to root for anyone or care plot to plot.

Kit
Kit

While I never really saw Nicollette as Alexis, she has grown on me in the role. My initial thoughts for the role ran more toward Grant Show’s old cast mates from Melrose Place: Marcia Cross or Josie Bissett.

Colin
Colin

They should hire Yasmine Bleeth. What a trip that would be for Ryan’s Hope viewers circa 1984! Lol. When Grant Show and her played young lovers.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Teri Hatcher is within the age group and can play bitchy

Barbara from Atlanta
Barbara from Atlanta

I don’t have an opinion on the re-cast for Alexis (but, frankly, questioned whether Sheridan was the best choice for the part). However, on a somewhat related point……

After Michelle Stafford left Y&R, I’ve always thought Sheridan would fantastic as a recast for Phyllis Summers on Y&R. Gina Tognoni has never struck me as “right” for Phyllis, largely because I think she is too young for the role. It is hard to reconcile Tognoni’s Phyllis being the mother of late 30s/early 40’s Daniel Romalotti.

Stafford will always be the “real” Phyllis to me. However, if she isn’t available, Sheridan (with a little hair dye to give her the “Red look”) certainly would be fine alternative.

Alan
Alan

If they actually decide to go the recast route I would suggest Eileen Davidson…

Bryan
Bryan

I couldn’t agree more Alan. Eileen would make a great Alexis. Imagine how great scenes between her and Liz Gillies (Fallon) would be.

Momo
Momo

I wish her well and best wishes to her during this trying time. She can always do another show. She’ll never get time with her mother again.

Michael
Michael

Joan Collins?

James
James

Zoe Lucker should be the new Alexis! She killed it on Footballer’s Wives!

Rosie
Rosie

Hey Nicolette this is Rosie in NYC I always had a great amount of love and respect for you sweetheart since I watched you on the ABC show Paper Dolls and I have it on DVD you and I truly loved John Waite I still love him but I am so glad you’re caring for your mom I’m extremely devastated that your mom is terminally ill my mom and I are truly heartbroken stay strong

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Lee Phillip Bell, Legendary Co-Creator Of Y&R and B&B, Passes Away

The entire soap world and daytime community is saddened today with the news of the passing of a true icon and TV pioneer, Lee Phillip Bell.

According to her children, William James Bell, Brad Bell (EP and head writer, B&B) and Lauralee Bell Martin (Christine, Y&R), Lee passed away on February 25th at the age of 91.

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They shared: “Our mother was a loving and supportive wife, mother and grandmother.  Gracious and kind, she enriched the lives of all who knew her. We will miss her tremendously.”

Born in Chicago, Illinois on June 9, 1928, Bell was co-creator, along with her late husband William J. Bell, of two of daytime television’s most successful dramas: The Young and the Restless (Y&R), and The Bold and the Beautiful (B&B).

Bell’s career as a broadcast journalist began in Chicago, where she hosted and produced her own show, The Lee Phillip Show, for CBS TV for over 30 years. A pioneer in the evolution of the afternoon talk show format, Bell was a trailblazer in the exploration of timely social issues and concerns.  Additionally she produced and narrated numerous award-winning specials and documentaries covering social concerns such as foster children, the subject of rape, children and divorce, and babies born to women in prison, to name a few.. Bell interviewed heads of state such as Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Regan; film actors Judy Garland, Clint Eastwood and Jerry Lewis; musicians such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles; television and stage stars such as Lucille Ball, Jack Benny and Oprah Winfrey; and many other politicians, authors, journalists, fashion designers and rock stars.

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She was awarded 16 regional (Chicago) Emmy awards and numerous Golden Mike awards. Bell is also the recipient of the Alfred I. Dupont/Columbia University Award for the special The Rape of Paulette, the first program in Chicago to explore the issue.  In 1977, she was the first woman to receive the coveted Governors Award from the Chicago chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  In 1980, she was named “Person of the Year” by the Broadcast Advertising Club of Chicago and the “Outstanding Woman in Communications” by the Chicago YMCA.  She also received the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award for her distinguished career in communications and social service. Bell won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series as co-creator of The Young and the Restless in 1975 and was recipient of the Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

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In addition to her children, Lee Phillip Bell is survived by her daughters-in-law Maria Arena Bell and Ambassador Colleen Bell, her son-in-law Scott Martin and eight grandchildren.

Since the news of Lee’s death, many stars from daytime have been sharing their remembrances and condolences of this great woman and what she meant to them.  We will share more on this story later today.

For now, share your condolences for the Bell family and your thoughts on the passing of this icon, Lee Phillip Bell in the comment section below.

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Ex-Nashville and GL’s Hayden Panettiere’s Boyfriend Arrested After Allegedly Punching Her

More upsetting news involving former ABC and CMT’s Nashville star (Ex-Juliette Barnes), Hayden Panettiere.  According to various reports, the actress was punched by her boyfriend Brian Hickerson with a closed fist in an incident that occurred in Wyoming, over the Valentine’s Day weekend.  He was arrested around 2:30am on February 14th.

According to TMZ: the police report said that Hayden revealed that she and Brian were in their bedroom when he started throwing her around and punched her.  The Teton County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a disturbance at a private residence. That caller said an intoxicated male was locked out of the home because he punched his girlfriend in the face.

Pantierre’s face was red and swollen, and she also had a scrape and swelling on her left hand; which she believed came from Hickerson’s watch during the altercation.  Deputies then decided to book Hickerson for domestic battery. He was also hit with a second charge of interfering with a police officer for allegedly refusing to identify himself.

Things looked like they had taken a turn for the better before the incident, noting that the couple moved past another altercation previously from 2019.  That case was dismissed, although he has left red marks on Pantierre’s body, because they could not find a “material witness”.

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Hayden and Brian have been dating since 2018.  Daytime fans remember first seeing Hayden as a young Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light.  She played Juliette on Nashville from 2012-2018.

So what do you think about the latest incident involving Hayden? Comment below.

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NATAS Launches New Streaming Service App As Destination To Watch Daytime Emmys and More

Looks like the place to view the Daytime Emmy ceremonies continue to change, and now evolve with the times, with news on Wednesday from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

While the annual kudofest used to be on major network television, the last several years have found the Emmys not having a broadcast outlet and having to be creative.  As fans of the daytime community know, most recently that show has been able to seen on You Tube, Twitter, and the like, via social media.

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Now comes word that NATAS has launched its very own streaming service app to be the epicenter for all of its award shows.  According to Variety: “The service, which doesn’t yet have a name (but will likely include “Emmy” in its title), will be unveiled in time for the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards in April, and the Sports Emmys in May, both of which are administered by NATAS.”

With the introduction of the new OTT app, NATAS president and CEO Adam Sharp shared that viewers will know where to go instead of  how it went down in the recent previous years.“We were making it available on PCs and mobile in a clunky way. But with the Emmys OTT app available on any platform, if you want to watch on your phone you can watch on your phone. You want to watch on your TV, you can watch on your TV. And really be accessible to the audience. Wherever they are consuming the shows, we’re on it.”

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NATAS is reportedly building out the OTT app  be available on web, mobile, and major settop platforms including Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire stick and Android TV.   The new app is said to be free, at least for now, and without commercials.

One more important note is that Sharp says to be on the lookout for more content to enhance the Emmy and award show experiences delivered from NATAS that will include: past awards ceremonies, as well as clips from the NATAS archives,.

In addition to that, looks like there will be some original short form content as well; including its first one “Behind the Emmy” that will combine backstage interviews, onstage acceptance speeches and some of the actual submitted content to really tell the story of the excellent creativity and production work that goes into winning that most coveted honor of excellence in television,” Sharp said.

So, what do you think about the upcoming launch of NATAS’ new app and the place to watch this year’s Daytime Emmys? Comment below.

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