Dynasty: Nicollette Sheridan Cast as Alexis Carrington!!!

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Dynasty is getting desperate, and that's not a bad thing. 

The freshman CW sudser is bringing an iconic character back. It's the character everyone has wanted to appear since the remake series debuted.

Nicollette Sheridan as Alexis Carrington - Dynasty

Yes, we're talking about Alexis Carrington here, and she will appear sooner than you think. 

The CW has revealed Nicollette Sheridan will take on the role, and we are totally freaking out about it. 

Sheridan appeared on the first five seasons of ABC's Desperate Housewives, and she was one of the best things about the show during her stint.

I'm sure we're all in agreement that Edie Britt should have made it all the way to the series finale. She was a hoot!

Edie Britt Pic

According to The CW, Alexis “will return unexpectedly to [Blake, Fallon and Steven’s] world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children and fighting to claim what is hers.”

This, of course, means that Alexis will be going head-to-head with Cristal for control of some of the wealth that comes with being a Carrington. 

We can only imagine the witty scenes Fallon will have with her long-lost mother who has been mentioned sparingly throughout the first portion of Dynasty Season 1

Edie Britt Season 5

If you watch Dynasty online, you will already know there is no love lost between Fallon and Cristal, so it will be fun to watch Blake's daughter have a new ally in her quest to take her stepmother down. 

Nicollette's casting also marks her return to TV after staying off the screen after exiting Desperate Housewives back in 2009. 

Joan Collins famously played Alexis in the original series, and if you were a fan of that show, you will know that the show never turned into the hit it became until Collins debuted. 

Joan Collins Dynasty

The original Dynasty struggled in the ratings initially, and Collins' debut during Season 2 brought the drama and the viewers. 

The new Dynasty has been struggling in the ratings for The CW. Could Nicollette have a similar effect?

We'll find out soon enough!

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Everyday, I take one mans dirt and turn it into diamonds. And digging up insider info is even easier when they assume I work for the airline, instead of owning the plane.


Like it or not, we live in an age of dynasties. Who else can you trust to run the family business?