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Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Dynasty promotes Nicollette Sheridan to series regular for Season 2
Sheridan joined The CW drama as Alex Sheridan in the middle of Season 1.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 2:55PM EDT
CW renews 10 shows, including Riverdale, Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Dynasty
Black Lightning, Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural and Supergirl will also be back next season. CW shows yet to be renewed include The 100, iZombie, Life Sentence and Valor. The most baffling renewal is Dynasty. "Midway through its freshman run, Dynasty recently slipped to an almost mythical 0.1 demo rating, though Nicollette Sheridan’s debut as Alexis seems to have resuscitated the numbers, some," as Matt Webb Mitovich points out. UPDATE: Rachel Bloom tweets Season 4 will be Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's "final season."
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Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
CW sets midseason premiere dates, moves Dynasty to Fridays
Lucy Hale’s Life Sentence will take over Dynasty’s old Wednesday timeslot, starting March 7. ALSO: CW president admits he’s “disappointed” in Dynasty’s ratings.
Posted Tuesday 11/28/17 at 4:32PM EST
Dynasty gets Nicollette Sheridan to play Alexis Carrington
The former Desperate Housewives star will take on the role that Joan Collins made iconic in the original Dynasty series. The CW announced that Sheridan will make her debut later this season, revealing a photo of her as Alexis Carrington. “She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake's marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers," said The CW.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 9:32PM EST
CW gives a full season to Dynasty, but not Valor
The military drama isn’t officially canceled as CW will let its 13-episode order play out on TV and on Netflix early next year. ALSO: CW orders Prohibited Southern soap from Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 5:48PM EDT
Dynasty has a “no-fur policy”
Even though fur was a big part of the original Dynasty,producers on the reboot are using faux fur instead.
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
Dynasty vs. Dallas
Which 1980s soap opera was better? “It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Dallas was a better-written show than Dynasty,” says Alexandra Jacobs, “but I would argue that Dynasty was a more captivating one…”
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 11:15PM EDT
Dynasty feels redundant when TV is packed with shows about the rich and famous
“The nighttime soap was made for the ('80s) era, and it should stay there,” says Lorraine Ali. The reboot, she says, “reenters a TV landscape in which the outlandish behavior of moneyed kin is the norm: the Lannisters, the Kardashians, the Real Housewives and of course, the Trumps, a real-time show that runs 24/7 on every other network. Cersei had to bring a dead man to life to compete in this crowded field. Donald Trump had to win an election. Hobbled by history and a dated story line, the new Dynasty doesn’t stand a chance among such extremes.”
- Dynasty suffers for taking the “guilt” out of guilty pleasure
- Nothing in the new Dynasty is as fun as a Joan Collins-Linda Evens “catfight”
- Dynasty lacks verve and style, with downright dowdy interiors
- Dynasty pilot is as surprising as the B-story for a Keeping Up With the Kardashians episode
- A look back at the wild, decadent original Dynasty
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Presenting seven ways to bring a beloved TV show back from the dead
There’s the “next generation” approach employed by Fuller House. There’s the “modernized reboot” like Dynasty and this century’s Battlestar Galactica. There’s the “half-baked reboot” like 90210 and the new X-Files. And then there’s Twin Peaks, with the “the glorious meta-commentary on the existential question of time passing and the nature of TV as a genre.”
Posted Wednesday 10/04/17 at 2:05PM EDT
CW ad featuring Luke Perry and Grant Show gives a nod to Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place
The respective stars of Riverdale and Dynasty will be on TV in back-to-back timeslots again for the first time in 23 years.