Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fall TV: CW Will Reboot 'Dynasty'

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fall TV: CW Will Reboot 'Dynasty'

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The CW will add two dramas next fall, including a female-centric reboot of the 1980s prime-time soap "Dynasty," with two more for midseason.

The new "Dynasty" stars Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, who is "poised to become the new COO of her father's global energy empire or so she thinks," until father Blake Carrington (Grant Show) introduces his new fiance, Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). Other characters or character names will be familiar to former "Dynasty" viewers. For example, Sammy Jo, once played by Heather Locklear, is now a young man (Rafael de la Fuente).

Also for fall is the military drama "Valor," following the only two known survivors of "an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots called the Shadow Raiders" whose secret mission to Somalia "goes terribly awry." Christina Ochoa and Matt Barr star.

At midseason, the CW has the one-hour comedy "Life Sentence," with Lucy Hale as a cancer survivor; and a DC Comics adaptation, "Black Lightning," starring Cress Williams. …

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