’80s Prime-Time Soap Opera Dynasty Returns to TV

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Dynasty 2017

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We’ve returned to Melrose Place and revisited Beverly Hills, 90120 but the latest big TV reboot hearkens back even further in primetime history.

Dynasty originally ran from 1981 through 1989 and featured stars such as Linda Evans and Joan Collins enacting the trials and tribulations of two feuding families (the Carringtons and the Colbys) — both filthy rich with oil money in Denver, Colorado — and featuring Steven Carrington (portrayed by Al Corley) making history as one of the earliest gay main characters on American television. The 2017 reboot will also follow two fabulously wealthy American families feuding over fortune and family. However, whereas in the original family patriarch Blake Carrington was homophobic and highly resistant to his son’s sexuality, in the reboot Blake (Grant Show) is supportive of his son’s orientation and eager to welcome another gay man into the family. The new Dynasty will kick off at 9:00PM on October 11 on The CW. cwtv.com

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Last modified: October 10, 2017

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