In a bit of unexpected news, The CW and CBS Television Studios released a statement yesterday to TVLine that stated “Nicollette Sheridan will be leaving Dynasty in order to focus on some personal family responsibilities. She was a valuable asset to the show and we wish her continued success in the future.”
Sheridan has appeared on the hit series for little over a year now, joining the show partway through season one. She played the role of troublemaker Alexis Carrington, which was originated by Joan Collins in the original series. The role was a popular one, which is why the announcement seemingly came out of nowhere and shocked fans of the show. It was also announced that Sheridan will make her final appearance in March, and that while the role may be recast, no decision has yet been made. This of course is the third major cast departure in the last year, with Nathlie Kelley and James Mackay both leaving suddenly as well. Kelley’s role was of course recast.
Sheridan did release her own statement shortly after the studios broke the news, saying “Working on the Dynasty reboot and reprising the iconic role of Alexis has been thoroughly enjoyable, but the chance to spend precious time with my terminally ill mother is more important to me right now. I am profoundly grateful to Mark Pedowitz (The CW) and David Stapf (CBS) for graciously allowing me to return to Los Angeles to be with her, and I wish them and everyone associated with the show nothing but continued success. I am hopeful that my fans will embrace my successor with as much passion as they embraced me.”
Dynasty is expected to return in the fall for a third season.
Schitt’s Creek To End After Season 6
One of CBC’s biggest hits in recent years is Schitt’s Creek, and now it’s been announced that it will be coming to an end. Father-and-son co-creators Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy have released a statement today stating the series will be ending after season 6 airs next year.
In the letter appearing on Daniel Levy’s social media accounts, the Levy’s stated they had made the decision to end the show after season six. They went on to say “We are so grateful to have been given the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with a final chapter that we had envisioned from the very beginning. It’s not lost on us what a rare privilege it is in this industry to get to decide when your show should take its final bow.”
The Levy’s also took time to thank their fans, and that they are looking forward to shooting the final episodes. The 14 final episodes are due to begin airing in January 2020 on CBC in Canada and Pop TV in the U.S.
Schitt’s Creek stars both of the Levy’s, along with Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy. They play a family who lost all their money, and are forced to relocate to a small town they’d bought as a joke years before. The show has won several Canadian Screen Awards, and was even up for a Critics’ Choice award last January. There is a sold-out live tour as well, which has been highly successful.
Watch The Teaser Trailer For Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
After spending his last two films in the wild west, Quentin Tarantino has moved forward to the 1960s for his latest film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. The film has been many years in the making, and finally a trailer has arrived.
Tarantino’s ninth film has an all-star cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. It tells the story of a former TV Western star and his stunt double, who try to give their careers a rebirth in the late 1960’s, but discover that Hollywood has changed. While the main story is fiction, there are some real-life characters in the film, including Charles Manson, Sharon Tate and Steve McQueen, who interact with the story.
Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant and Kurt Russell also star in the film.
Tarantino wrote, directed and produced the film, and is planning on debuting it at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood gets its wide release on July 26.
Two New Characters Exiting Star Trek: Discovery At The End Of Season 2
Star Trek: Discovery has turned into quite the hit for CBS All Access, and for the second season several new additions were made to the cast. Among those added were Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn, who played classic Trek characters Captain Christopher Pike of the USS Enterprise and the member of his crew Number One. While it wasn’t known going in what the plans were for the characters for later seasons, it’s now been let out that neither will be moving beyond season two.
Deadline is reporting that their sources told them that both Mount and Romijn has one year deals, and were only signed to be part of the season 2 story arc. The plans were to sync up Discovery with the original Star Trek by the end of the season. Of course if plans are to keep with the original Trek cannon, that means Mount’s character Pike may be heading towards a tragic ending. In the original series Pike was only captain of the Enterprise for the pilot episode, and eventually ends up paralyzed, disfigured and mute. In the recent movies Pike was killed in the second film by Kahn, although that film series takes place in a different universe and doesn’t match up to any of the previous films or TV shows that came before it. This could also mean that Captain Kirk may make an appearance in season 3.
Mount’s time on the show hasn’t been the easiest, considering he was involved in a physical altercation with one of the directors in August of last year during the filming of an episode. At the time the incident was reviewed by CBS HR and they determined that the incident was just an accident as the actor was preparing for an upcoming scene and made contact with the director before cameras started rolling.
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