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Dynasty: revisiting an 80s soap cheese-fest

Catherine Pearson Oct 11, 2017

With the remake of the 1980s soap opera arriving today, what better time to take a nostalgia-filled lookback at Dynasty?

Cast your mind back, if you can, to the year of 1981. Bucks Fizz, Adam and the Ants and Soft Cell were storming the charts, Only Fools And Horses aired its first series on BBC One and Gregory’s Girl was playing in a cinema near you. Meanwhile, stateside, ABC had cooked up a suitably glamorous and scandalous competitor to Dallas, the CBS drama packed full of Stetsons and suspense. The world may have recently discovered who shot J.R., but there was still plenty of room for the Carringtons.

Enter Dynasty, a show based around the business and family of oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) whose recent marriage to his former secretary Krystle (Linda Evans) was making waves within the family mansion. With the Colby family
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CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Casts Elizabeth Gillies in Starring Role (Exclusive)

CW’s ‘Dynasty’ Reboot Casts Elizabeth Gillies in Starring Role (Exclusive)
Elizabeth Gillies has been cast in the CW’s “Dynasty,” Variety has learned exclusively.

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.

Previously announced, “UnReal” and “The Vampire Diaries” alum Nathalie Kelley will play Cristal.

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.

Gillies
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The CW Aims to Reboot Campy ’80s Soap ‘Dynasty’ With a Modern Story

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The CW Aims to Reboot Campy ’80s Soap ‘Dynasty’ With a Modern Story
Break out the mud (but get rid of the shoulder pads): The CW is prepping a new, modern remake of the classic primetime soap “Dynasty.”

Among the changes: In this version, Krystle (originally played by Linda Evans) is now Cristal, a Latina woman marrying into the Carrington clan.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are developing the new show, along with Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”). The husband-wife duo who originally created “Dynasty,” Esther Shapiro and Richard Shapiro, are also attached as executive producers.

The “modernized reboot” will still feature the gist of the 1980s original. Here’s the logline: “[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
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The CW Aims to Reboot Campy ’80s Soap ‘Dynasty’ With a Modern Story

The CW Aims to Reboot Campy ’80s Soap ‘Dynasty’ With a Modern Story
Break out the mud (but get rid of the shoulder pads): The CW is prepping a new, modern remake of the classic primetime soap “Dynasty.”

Among the changes: In this version, Krystle (originally played by Linda Evans) is now Cristal, a Latina woman marrying into the Carrington clan.

Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are developing the new show, along with Sallie Patrick (“Revenge”). The husband-wife duo who originally created “Dynasty,” Esther Shapiro and Richard Shapiro, are also attached as executive producers.

The “modernized reboot” will still feature the gist of the 1980s original. Here’s the logline: “[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
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General Hospital Promotes Big Farewell Week for Luke, 'The Man Who Did It All'

General Hospital Promotes Big Farewell Week for Luke, 'The Man Who Did It All'
Eight-time Daytime Emmy winner Tony Geary will once and for all wrap his decades-long General Hospital run on Monday, July 27 — and ABC is doing its best to make sure you don’t miss a minute of Luke Spencer’s exit storyline.

RelatedGeneral Hospital’s Anthony Geary to Exit: ‘I Don’t Want to Die on the Gh Set’

The sudser’s new promo touts a grand, week-long farewell to the character who has toiled for the mob, saved the world from a big freeze, had Elizabeth Taylor crash his wedding, skinny-dipped with Emma Samms and…. I’m sorry, what was I saying?
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TVLine Items: Luke's Gh Exit Date, New Bad Seed, Chasing Life Moves and More

TVLine Items: Luke's Gh Exit Date, New Bad Seed, Chasing Life Moves and More
Luke Spencer has less than a month left in Port Charles.

After 37 years on General Hospital, Anthony Geary‘s final episode will air Monday, July 27, The Associated Press reports.

RelatedGeneral Hospital: Jonathan Jackson to Return for Luke’s Farewell

“I’m just weary of the grind and have been for 20 years,” the eight-time Daytime Emmy winner said in May after announcing his exit. “I really don’t want to die, collapsing in a heap, on that Gh set one day. That wouldn’t be too poetic.”

Geary’s departure has allowed for a few key Gh reunions, including
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Gh's Genie Francis on Luke and Laura's Final Adventure: 'It's a Crowd-Pleaser'

Gh's Genie Francis on Luke and Laura's Final Adventure: 'It's a Crowd-Pleaser'
Strip away the fit-for-royalty wedding… and the kidnappings… and the catatonia… and General Hospital‘s Luke and Laura are basically just your average, run-of-the-mill former couple forever united in their love for their kids.

After all, it’s not their fault they once had to subvert a catastrophic weather event by gaining control of a giant gemstone, is it?

“The relationship has always been realistic,” Genie Francis tells TVLine, chuckling, “and the circumstances have always been absurd.”

Related General Hospital‘s Anthony Geary to Exit: ‘I Don’t Want to Die on the Gh Set’

The fan favorite’s recent return to the ABC soap,
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General Hospital: Jonathan Jackson to Return for Luke's Farewell

General Hospital: Jonathan Jackson to Return for Luke's Farewell
Father’s Day just came a little early for General Hospital‘s Luke.

Jonathan Jackson will reprise his role of Luke’s son, Lucky, on the ABC soap, EW.com reports.

Jackson, who now stars on ABC’s Nashville, will return as part of Luke’s — and portrayer Anthony Geary’s — exit this summer.

The OriginalsNathan Parsons, who in the past played Ethan, Luke’s other son, also will come back to Port Charles for the event.

In May, Geary announced his plan to retire from the sudser this summer; the series has announced that Gh alumnae Genie Francis
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TVLine Items: Gh's Holly Returns, Espys Honor Caitlyn Jenner and More

TVLine Items: Gh's Holly Returns, Espys Honor Caitlyn Jenner and More
Before Luke Spencer puts Port Charles in his rearview mirror, he’ll encounter a former flame.

Emma Samms, whose Holly Sutton-Scorpio was once involved in a love triangle with Luke and Robert Scorpio, will reprise her General Hospital role ahead of Anthony Geary’s departure.

Executive producer Frank Valentini announced the news Monday via Twitter.

.@EmmaSamms1 is coming back to @GeneralHospital !! Very excited!! #Gh

Frank Valentini (@valentinifrank) June 1, 2015

RelatedGeneral Hospital Recasts Dillon Quartermaine

Samms last appeared on the show in Aug. 2013, as Holly searched for Jerry Jacks and his cure for polonium poisoning. No word yet on what will
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Tumble's Amelle Berrabah and Sarah Harding preview daring outfits

Tumble stars Amelle Berrabah and Sarah Harding have given fans a brief glimpse of their daring outfits for tonight's show (August 30).

In an attempt to avoid the same fate as last week's eliminated contestant Emma Samms, the duo will attempt to impress judges with their routines and costumes.

"In a bid to impress with their moves, the ex-Sugababe and Girls Aloud stars are baring the flesh in the hope their sexy costumes this week will leave a lasting impression on the Tumble judges," a source told Digital Spy.

"Sarah will be striking a pose as she embodies a flamboyant disco diva complete with her own Glitter ball for her rhythmic floor routine, and Amelle will be shining bright for her sky-themed trampoline routine."

Berrabah competed in The Vault last week after failing to impress the judges with her difficult routine.

The singer stumbled while attempting a hands-free aerial cartwheel, but
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What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - The X Factor, Doctor Who

Tumble: BBC One, 6.15pm

In week four, the remaining celebs and their professional partners are looking to win a place in the semi-final - but who will succeed, who will follow Emma Samms out the door and who will take a tumble?

This week's special guests are modern circus troupe, Circulus.

Doctor Who: BBC One, 7.30pm

Peter Capaldi soars in his second outing as the Doctor, taking on the Time Lord's greatest foes in slick, sharp blockbuster adventure 'Into the Dalek'.

Encountering a 'good' Dalek with "morality as malfunction", the Doctor and Clara (the superb Jenna Coleman) are miniaturised and venture inside the creature - but what horrors lurks within?

The X Factor: ITV, 8pm

It's back - finally! Simon Cowell's reality sing-a-thon behemoth returns for its 11th series, and thankfully the man himself is back at the helm.

Cheryl Cole - now Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - is
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Tumble watched by slightly increased audience of 3.31 million

BBC One's Tumble was seen by an average audience of 3.31 million (21%) on Saturday evening (August 23).

The BBC gymnastics show narrowly improved on last week's average of 3.30 million, as Emma Samms became the second celebrity to exit the show.

As previously reported, the return of Doctor Who was the highest-rated show of the evening by some distance, entertaining 6.79 million (32.5%) at 7.50pm.

The feature-length episode, which marked the full debut of Peter Capaldi as the new Time Lord, peaked with an audience of 6.96 million at 8.45pm.

It was followed by 4.20 million (21.4%) for Casualty at 9.10pm, while Match of the Day rounded off the evening with 3.47 million (26.6%).

Tipping Point was seen by 3.12 million (15.6%) over on ITV, while All Star Family Fortunes played to 2.81 million (13.7%).

Celebrity Big Brother continued to do well for Channel 5, with 1.43 million tuning in to the latest episode.

Channel 5's evening began with 791k (4.4%) for The Abba Years at 7.10pm,
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Amelle Berrabah suffers aerial cartwheel mishap on BBC One's Tumble

Amelle Berrabah took Tumble quite literally on the BBC One gymnastics show this evening (August 23).

The Sugababes star suffered the mishap while attempting a hands-free aerial cartwheel, which resulted in low scores from the judges.

A Vine of the mistake has already become an online social media hit.

Despite having to reflect the error in their scores, the judges did praise the singer for attempting the move and for carrying on with the difficult routine.

Admitting that she was "disappointed", Berrabah promised that she would not give up on mastering the move, adding: "I'll do it next time!"

Having scored 24 out of 30, she finished second last, taking on Dynasty actress Emma Samms in The Vault.

Samms became the second to exit the series, leaving eight famous faces to battle it out again next week.

Gallery: Tumble week 3
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Emma Samms becomes second celebrity to exit BBC One's Tumble

Emma Samms has become the second celebrity to leave Tumble.

The Dynasty star lost out to singer Amelle Berrabah after taking on The Vault, in the third episode of BBC One's gymnastics competition.

Head coach Nadia Comăneci made the decision, explaining that she had chosen to save Berrabah for her "more difficult vault".

Both women found themselves competing against each other after finishing bottom on the leaderboard, having failed to impress the judges with their respective routines.

Speaking to host Alex Jones, Samms said that she had had an "absolutely fantastic" time on the series, admitting that she was now in "better shape".

Actors Bobby Lockwood and John Partridge lead the judges' scoreboard, with the former achieving a series high of 32.5.

Tonight's episode also featured a set from girl group The Saturdays, who performed a medley of their hit singles.

Tumble continues next Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC One.
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Andrea McLean becomes first celebrity to leave BBC's Tumble

Loose Women presenter Andrea McLean has become the first celebrity gymnast to leave BBC One's Tumble.

The result was decided by head judge Nadia Comăneci after McLean took on former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan in the Vault challenge.

The pair faced the deciding challenge after finishing bottom of the leader board when scores from weeks one and two were taken into consideration.

McLean told presenter Alex Jones that she had "loved every minute" on the show. The ex-weathergirl battled through ankle injuries to perform her routine, winning praise from Comăneci for overcoming a mistake during the live performance.

Speaking after the result, Jones teased that the discipline next week will be trampolining. Other remaining stars include Girls Aloud's Sarah Harding, ex-Sugababe Amelle Berrabah, boxer Carl Froch and actor John Partridge.

Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins topped the judges' leaderboard with an impressive 31 points, while Dynasty star Emma Samms
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Mr Motivator departs BBC's Tumble due to knee injury

Mr Motivator has departed BBC One's gymnastics show Tumble.

The fitness expert and former GMTV personality dislocated his knee during a trial run of the show.

Mr Motivator, whose real name is Derrick Evans, will need to undergo surgery to correct the damage done to his knee.

Evans said that he was "devastated" not to be able to continue in what he describes as an "amazing experience".

"A heartfelt thanks goes to all the team but especially my gymnastics partner Kerry and coach Alberto, who have been so supportive and brilliant to work with - I'm sorry our journey has been broken this way," he added.

Former Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan will replace Evans, it has been reported.

BBC recently released the first cast photo for its upcoming primetime show.

Contestants include Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah, EastEnders star John Partridge, and Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding.

Steps star
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BBC's Tumble: See Andrea McLean, Sarah Harding, more in cast picture

The first cast photo from BBC One's Tumble has been revealed.

The newly-released picture features the ten celebrities taking part in various gymnastic activities, aided by ribbons and hoops.

Sugababes singer Amelle Berrabah, EastEnders star John Partridge, and Girls Aloud member Sarah Harding are all taking part in the competition.

Steps star Ian 'H' Watkins, presenter Andrea Mclean, and The Only Way is Essex's Lucy Mecklenburgh are also involved, as are Wolfblood's Bobby Lockwood and Dynasty actress Emma Samms.

Middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch and Mr Motivator complete the lineup of celebrity competitors, although the fitness expert's involvement was recently called into question due to injury.

Alex Jones is presenting the Saturday night series, while Olympian Beth Tweddle takes on a mentor role to the celebrities.

Watkins has shared gruesome injury photos with fans during his time training for the show.

Tumble will air on BBC One
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Girls Alouds Sarah Harding joins BBC gymnastics show Tumble

Line-up of contestants also includes Mr Motivator, boxing champion Carl Froch and Ian H Watkins from Steps

Former Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding and Dynasty actor Emma Samms are among the stars who have signed up to take part in new BBC celebrity gymnastics show Tumble.

They will be joined in the BBC1 contest by one-time TV fitness guru Mr Motivator. boxing champion Carl Froch and Ian H Watkins, who enjoyed a chart career with Steps.

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Towie, EastEnders, Girls Aloud stars join BBC gymnastics show Tumble

BBC One has announced the 10 celebrities to compete in new gymnastics reality show Tumble.

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, former EastEnders actor John Partridge, Towie's Lucy Mecklenburgh and Sugababe Amelle Berrabah will all be taking part.

Current super middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch, Dynasty icon Emma Samms, Wolfblood actor Bobby Lockwood and Loose Women host Andrea McLean will also feature.

The lineup is completed by Steps singer Ian 'H' Watkins and '90s TV star Mr Motivator.

Alex Jones will present the primetime Saturday night series, while British Olympian Beth Tweddle will act as a mentor for the celebrities.

The judging panel will be made up of Olympic gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci, London 2012 hero and Strictly Come Dancing champion Louis Smith, Team Gb gymnastics captain turned sports broadcaster Craig Heap, and cirque artist Sebastien Stella.

Tumble will see the famous faces learning and mastering gymnastic skills across six weeks of live TV shows.
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‘Vendetta’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Danny Dyer, Roxanne McKee, Vincent Regan, Bruce Payne, Emma Samms, Nick Nevern | Written and Directed by Stephen Reynolds

Danny Dyer is an actor who tends to take a lot of flak for his acting. In Vendetta I won’t say his performance is Oscar worthy but you get exactly what you expect, and that is Danny Dyer. He seems to lack emotion, or the ability to act it out. When playing a character who is meant to suppress all types of weakness and emotion, the performance actually fits.

Vendetta is a film that wants to be Death Wish, and that is a high level to fight for, I’d say it doesn’t get there, but in aiming so high it actually manages to have many good intensions. Dyer plays Jimmy Vickers, a “special ops interrogation officer” who returns home to find his parents have been tortured and murdered by a local gang.
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