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Gillies will star as Fallon Carrington, one of the central characters in the pilot, which is a modernized reboot of the original ’80s primetime soap.
“Dynasty” follows two of America’s wealthiest families, the Carringtons and the Colbys, as they feud for control over their fortune and their children. The series will be told primarily through the perspectives of two women at odds: Fallon Carrington — daughter of billionaire Blake Carrington — and her soon-to-be stepmother, Cristal — a Hispanic woman marrying into this Wasp family and America’s most powerful class.
In the original series, Fallon Carrington was played by Pamela Sue Martin and Emma Samms, who was re-cast in the role. Fallon is the daughter of Blake Carrington, who was played by John Forsythe on the ’80s primetime soap.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Finalists have been announced for the second annual television writing program from the Atx Television Festival and The Black List, Variety has learned.
The scribes will now move on to the second round of Atx’s Pitch Competition and will have the chance to pitch their ideas live at this year’s festival on June 8-11 in Austin, Texas.
The script competition program, which is designed to find TV writers for staffing consideration across networks, studios and production companies, was launched last year.
“We know that writers and showrunners are at the heart of smart, impactful, and entertaining television, which is why we support their work not only through the festival and year-round programming, but also with strategic partners like The Black List,” said Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, co-founders and executive directors, Atx Television Festival. “Our goal is for writers to continue to benefit from our partnership with The Black List, along »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Saturday Night Live, Jane the Virgin, This Is Us and Supernatural!
1 | Not that Thornton was all fun and games, but is MacGyver‘s new boss Matty a bit of a buzzkill?
2 | Was any Sleepy Hollow fan asking for a Malcolm backstory episode?
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3 | On Grimm, Monroe’s mock-up of the crime sketch looked nothing like the statue in the park, »
Groundbreaking actress Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday at the age of 80.
Moore’s rep confirmed the news in a statement to People: “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”
Fellow comic icon Carol Burnett said of Moore, “She was a pioneer on television and also one of the sweetest, »
Hollywood paid tribute to Mary Tyler Moore on Wednesday, soon after news of her death was announced.
“My heart goes out to her husband, Robert — he was never more than a touch away from her,” Leachman wrote. “The picture that we all have of her, that’s how she was — sweet, kind, so tender, so delicate. She was America’s sweetheart. Valerie and I always had to rehearse and rehearse, to work things through but Mary was always ready to go, thoroughly prepared. The last time I saw her was our ‘Hot In Cleveland’ reunion. I had a feeling I wouldn’t see her again. If »
- Seth Kelley
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