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Dynasty, pillar of 80s TV, to return on CW network

NEW YORK—Dynasty is returning to TV, nearly 30 years after the prime-time soap opera aired its last hair-pulling fight.The rebooted drama will be one of four new series joining the CW’s schedule in the 2017-18 season, the network said Thursday.The Dynasty remake will put a fresh twist on the show for a new generation of viewers and has the blessing of the original drama’s creators, Esther and Richard Alan Shapiro, said CW president Mark Pedowitz.“To us it was a no-brainer,” he told a teleconference. The network is open to including cast members from the 1980s ABC series but it’s up to the new show’s producers, Pedowitz said.Joan Collins and Linda Evans starred as duelling and fabulously wealthy divas. Other original co-stars included Diahann Carroll and Heather Locklear.Article Continued BelowCW’s Dynasty will debut in the fall, along with the freshman military drama Valor. Midseason additions to the CW lineup will include the comedy Life Sentence and the DC Comics-based Black Lightning.Two freshman shows from last season, No Tomorrow and Frequency, were cancelled. It was previously announced that The Vampire Diaries and Reign were wrapping their runs this season.In a schedule change, Jane the Virgin will move to 9 p.m. on Friday, following Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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