Blake Carrington

Blake Alexander Carrington is a fictional character on the ABC television series Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. The role was portrayed by John Forsythe from the 1981 pilot episode until the series finale in 1989. Forsythe returned for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. In The CW's 2017 reboot of the series, Blake is played by Grant Show.

Patriarch of the Carrington family, self-made CEO of monolithic Denver-Carrington, and the principal character of the series, oil tycoon Blake Carrington is initially a ruthless man in both business and family matters. The character soon softens into a more benevolent patriarchal figure due to Forsythe's influence.

Blake Carrington
Blake-John Forsythe
John Forsythe as Blake
Dynasty character
Portrayed byJohn Forsythe (1981–1989, 1991)
Grant Show (2017–)
Duration1981–1989, 1991, 2017–
First appearanceOriginal series:
"Oil"
(1981)
Reboot series:
"I Hardly Recognized You"
(2017)
Last appearanceOriginal series:
"Catch 22"
(1989)
Created byRichard and Esther Shapiro
Spin-off
appearances
The Colbys (1985–1986)
Dynasty: The Reunion (1991)
Dynasty (2017–)
Profile
OccupationEntrepreneur
Chairman and CEO
(at Denver-Carrington)
Other positions
Owner of Carrington Plaza in Aspen, Colorado;
Owner of the Denver Mall in Denver, Colorado;
Owner of La Mirage;
Owner of the Denver Monarchs football team;
Member of the Board of Trustees at Cheney Hospital
Residence
Blake-Grant Show

Grant Show as Blake (2017)

Original series

Appearances

Forsythe originated the role of Blake, playing the character from the first episode of the series in 1981 until its finale in 1989.[1][2][3] He returned for the 1991 miniseries, Dynasty: The Reunion.[4] Forsythe is the only actor to appear in every episode of the series.

George Peppard was originally cast as Blake, but ultimately had difficulties dealing with the somewhat unsympathetic role and was replaced with Forsythe.[5]

Storylines

Season one

In the series premiere, Denver oil tycoon Blake Carrington marries his secretary Krystle Jennings. Their marriage is strained by her discomfort as she learns about Blake's ruthless side, especially in business. Blake forces himself on Krystle when she is reluctant to have sex with him. Blake struggles with his daughter Fallon's promiscuity and his son Steven's homosexuality. He catches his son in an embrace with another man, and in a fit of anger pushes them apart. Steven's lover falls, hits his head, and dies. Blake is arrested and charged with murder. In the season finale, a mysterious witness enters the courtroom. Fallon identifies the woman as her mother.

Season two

Mystery witness Alexis Carrington, Blake's ex-wife and Fallon and Steven's mother, testifies to Blake's violent temper. He is found guilty, but given a suspended sentence. While Blake struggles to save Denver-Carrington from financial troubles, he is thrilled to learn that Krystle is pregnant. Krystle loses her baby in a horse riding accident caused by Alexis. Blake suggests that Krystle meet with his friend, psychiatrist Nick Toscanni, unaware that Nick is seeking revenge against him. Later, Blake is blinded after mobster Logan Rhinewood bombs his car. Blake come to suspect that Krystle is having an affair with Nick, so after his sight returns he continues to feign blindness in order spy on her. In the season finale, he confronts Nick, who leaves an unconscious Blake for dead on a remote mountainside.

Season three

Krystle finds Blake and gets him help. Later Blake learns that Fallon's son, his namesake "Little Blake" Colby, has been kidnapped. Blake and Alexis make a televised plea for the return of their infant grandson, and on-air Alexis confesses a dark secret from their past: their firstborn son, Adam, had been kidnapped as a baby and was never recovered. Traumatized by the event, they had hidden his existence from their subsequent children Fallon and Steven. Weeks later, attorney Michael Torrance from Billings, Montana approaches Blake and claims to be Adam. Though Alexis believes him, Blake does not, but he eventually accepts Adam as his son. Blake and Krystle learn that her divorce from her first husband was never filed. Their relationship deteriorates, until Blake and Krystle separate. Steven is missing and presumed dead in an oil rig explosion, but Blake refuses to believe that his son is dead. When Steven's ex-wife Sammy Jo, Krystle's niece, appears with a baby that she says is Steven's, Blake offers to keep the child. Later, he learns that Steven is alive, and flies to Singapore to convince him to return to Denver. In the third season finale, Blake learns that Steven is living with another man, and decides to sue for custody of his grandson.

Season four

Blake loses his custody fight when Steven marries Claudia Blaisdel. However, father and son reconcile when Blake and Krystle remarry. Still seeking revenge, Alexis enlists Rashid Ahmed to sabotage a deal he has with Blake. Blake is broken.

Season five

Blake manages to save his company, but he mourns Fallon's death in a plane crash. Blake also learns that he has an illegitimate half-sister, Dominique Deveraux. He accepts his sister after his father, Tom Carrington, admits on his deathbed that she is his daughter. A few months later, Blake learns that Alexis had another child after they divorced, a daughter she named Amanda. Although Alexis initially denies that he is Amanda's father, Blake eventually learns that she is, in fact, his daughter. At Christmas, Blake is thrilled when Krystle has a baby girl they name Krystina. Although her health is fragile at first, she survives and thrives. Blake grows jealous of Krystle's friendship with playboy Daniel Reece. Meanwhile, Lady Ashley Mitchell attempts to seduce Blake. Someone has photos taken of both Blake with Ashley and Krystle with Daniel, and sends them to the other spouse. However, Blake and Krystle declare their love for each other. The entire family attends the wedding of Amanda and Prince Michael of Moldavia, and rebels storm the chapel and spray the church with bullets.

Season six

Blake and his family survive the attack. Upon returning to Denver, Blake enters a business deal with Jason Colby, and is shocked to discover that Fallon is alive, suffering from amnesia, and married to Jason's son, Miles. Krystle is kidnapped by Joel Abrigore and replaced with a look-alike named Rita Lesley, who slowly poisons him on Joel's orders. Blake's health deteriorates until he is almost completely incapacitated. Sammy Jo learns the truth and helps Krystle escape captivity. Joel and Rita disappear. Blake is furious when his brother Ben returns to Denver. In league with Alexis, Ben sues for his share of their late father's estate. Blake mortgages his house and holdings, expecting to gain control over ColbyCo. Thanks to Ben and Alexis's interference, he loses everything, including his lucrative South China Sea oil leases. In the season finale, he learns that Alexis has bought his house. Furious, he grabs her by the throat and starts to strangle her.

Season seven

Krystle pulls Blake off of Alexis. Blake learns that his hotel, La Mirage, has burned down and that several people, including Claudia, have perished in the fire. Blake is charged with arson, but eventually the charges are dropped when it is revealed that Claudia was responsible for the blaze. As Blake continues to try and regain his empire, he discovers that the land he inherited from his mother is rich in natural gas. However, he is forced to temporarily halt his plans to develop on the land when Alexis and Ben learn of its existence. Soon after, Emily Fallmont gives incriminating information about Alexis and Ben to Blake, who uses it to force them to relinquish their ownership of Denver-Carrington and all its holdings back to him, including the South China Sea oil leases. Later, Blake, Alexis, and Ben are in southeast Asia inspecting an oil rig when it catches fire. Ben rescues a trapped Blake moments before the rig explodes, which eventually leads to their reconciliation. Blake awakens in the hospital with no memories of the last 25 years. Alexis has him discharged from the hospital and convinces him that they are still married. However, when Krystle finds them, Blake's memories return. Blake and Krystle's daughter, Krystina, falls ill and needs a heart transplant. A donor is found and Krystina is saved, but the donor's mother, Sarah Curtis, kidnaps Krystina. She is later recovered, unharmed. In the season finale, Blake and Alexis legally adopt Adam.

Season eight

Blake runs for governor, opposed by the incumbent and Alexis. After a long and grueling campaign, both he and Alexis lose. Not long after, Blake returns home to find his bedroom in disarray and Krystle missing. He says, "Oh, Krystle, I thought we had more time!"

Season nine

Krystle has a serious brain tumor and must have risky surgery. They fly to Switzerland, where the surgery is successful, but Krystle is left in a coma. A body is found at the bottom of a lake on the Carrington property. It turns out to be Roger Grimes, the man with whom Alexis was having the affair that caused her and Blake's divorce. Roger has been dead for 20 years, but the cold temperatures in the lake preserved his body. Ultimately, it is revealed that 8-year-old Fallon had shot Roger after finding him beating Alexis, and Blake's late father Tom had hidden the body in a mine under the lake to protect Fallon. The situation is complicated by the fact that the mine is full of stolen Nazi treasure, hidden there by Tom. In the last episode of the series, Blake learns that the police captain investigating Roger's murder is searching for the treasure. Blake attempts to force a confession. The captain pulls a gun, and they both shoot. Blake is left lying in a pool of blood.

The Reunion

Three years later, in Dynasty: The Reunion (1991), Blake has fully recovered from his gunshot injury and is being released from jail after being exonerated for the fatal shooting of Captain Handler. Along with his sons, Steven and Adam, and former son-in-law Jeff Colby, Blake attempts to regain control of Denver-Carrington from an international consortium. Krystle returns, having come out of her coma, but has been programmed by the Consortium to assassinate Blake. Her love for Blake proves to be too strong, and breaks the Consortium's control over her.

Reboot

A pilot for a Dynasty reboot for The CW was announced in September 2016,[6][7] and Grant Show was cast as Blake in March 2017.[8] The new series premiered on The CW on October 11, 2017.[9]

Characterization

Executive producer Josh Schwartz said that, according to series creator Esther Shapiro, "Blake Carrington was a guy who could run this amazing company, but the one place that he really struggles is running his own family."[10] Showrunner Sallie Patrick described Blake as "a white patriarch who is in a changing world".[11] She noted, "I love Grant Show's warmth when he lies directly to his son's face about having returned the phone. That's just one of the skills that make Blake Carrington the multi-billion dollar magnate that he is."[12] Show said, "Blake Carrington is not just your average soap opera character. He's very complex. He's a protagonist, but a very flawed protagonist. I was intrigued by that."[13]

Reception

Maureen Ryan of Variety called Grant Show "personable and charismatic" in the role, but noted that "a few corporate moves that are meant to make Blake seem deviously brilliant make him look anything but." She added, "If you’re going to base a show around the machinations of a brilliant and ruthless mastermind, his strokes of genius should seem whipsmart and diabolically genius, not predictable or even puzzling."[14]

References

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  3. ^ Bernstein, Adam (April 3, 2010). "John Forsythe dead; starred in Dynasty, Bachelor Father". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 9, 2017.
  4. ^ Gliatto, Tom; Sheff, Vicki (August 5, 1991). "Alexis Strikes Again!". People. Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 66–68. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
  5. ^ Hack, Richard. "Portraying of Characters: Casting (Excerpt of Aaron Spelling/Douglas S. Cramer interview)". The Hollywood Reporter. UltimateDynasty.net. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2009.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley; O'Connell, Michael (September 30, 2016). "Dynasty Reboot in the Works at The CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
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Alexis Colby

Alexis Carrington Colby (maiden name Morell; formerly Dexter and Rowan) is a fictional character on the American TV series Dynasty. She is the ex-wife of Blake Carrington (John Forsythe) whose schemes cause one problem after another for him and their children.

The role was originated by Joan Collins in the first episode of the show's second season in 1981, though the character appeared briefly in the first season finale, non-speaking and face unseen. Collins remained on the show until the finale in 1989, and then returned as Alexis for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. The character appeared later in the first season of the 2017 Dynasty reboot series, portrayed by Nicollette Sheridan from the sixteenth episode of the first season to the fifteenth episode of the second season. Stand-in Amy Sutherland played a bandaged, non-speaking Alexis in the sixteenth and seventeenth episodes of the second season. Elizabeth Gillies, who stars as Alexis's daughter Fallon, played the role of Alexis after Sheridan's departure for three episodes near the end of the second season.

Alexis' schemes to destroy ex-husband Blake, undermine his marriage to Krystle (Linda Evans), and control her children drive much of the action over the series' run. Passionate yet vengeful, Alexis loves her children fiercely and will do anything to protect them, but she often ignores their own needs and desires in place of what she thinks is best. Alexis marries three additional times, to Cecil Colby, Dex Dexter, and Sean Rowan. She is widowed twice, first by Cecil and then by fourth husband Sean, prompting Alexis' cousin Sable to remark that with Alexis "death is always a simpler solution than divorce." Her third marriage (to Dex) ends in divorce after Alexis catches him in bed with her adult daughter Amanda. The name Alexis uses the most consistently over the course of the series is Alexis Colby, though her marriage to Cecil Colby is her shortest. Alexis is romantically linked to a number of men over the years, including oilman Rashid Ahmed, tennis pro (and Krystle's first husband) Mark Jennings, King Galen of Moldavia, shipping tycoon Zach Powers, Congressman Neal McVane, Blake's brother Ben Carrington, Dirk and Gavin Maurier, Cecil's brother Jason Colby, and even a near-reconciliation with an amnesiac Blake.

TV Guide named Alexis #7 in their 2013 list of "The 60 Nastiest Villains of All Time", and in 2016 Rolling Stone ranked her #27 of their "40 Greatest TV Villains of All Time". In 2015, executive producer Lee Daniels noted that Taraji P. Henson's character Cookie Lyon in his TV series Empire was partially based on Alexis.

Carrington family

The Carringtons are the core family of the American prime time soap opera Dynasty, which aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. The series was followed up by a two-part miniseries entitled Dynasty: The Reunion in October 1991. A Dynasty reboot premiered on The CW on October 11, 2017.

Dominique Deveraux

Dominique Deveraux (born Millie Cox) is a fictional character on the ABC prime time soap opera Dynasty and its spin-off, The Colbys. Portrayed by Diahann Carroll from 1984 to 1987, the character is the surprise half-sister of millionaire Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). Dominique was written out of the series at the end of its seventh season, and did not return for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion.

In The CW's Dynasty reboot, Dominique is played by Michael Michele.

Dynasty (1981 TV series)

Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on ABC from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989. The series, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and produced by Aaron Spelling, revolves around the Carringtons, a wealthy family residing in Denver, Colorado. Dynasty stars John Forsythe as oil magnate Blake Carrington, Linda Evans as his new wife Krystle, and later Joan Collins as his former wife Alexis.

Dynasty was conceived by ABC to compete with CBS's prime time series Dallas. Ratings for the show's first season were unimpressive, but a revamp for the second season that included the arrival of Collins as scheming Alexis saw ratings enter the top 20. By the fall of 1982, it was a top 10 show, and by the spring of 1985, it was the #1 show in the United States. The series declined considerably in popularity during its final two seasons, and it was ultimately cancelled in the spring of 1989 after nine seasons and 220 episodes. A two-part miniseries, Dynasty: The Reunion, aired in October 1991. A reboot series with a new cast premiered on The CW in October 2017.

Dynasty was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama Series every year from 1981 to 1986, winning in 1983. The series spawned a successful line of fashion and luxury products, and also a spin-off series called The Colbys. Other notable cast members included Pamela Sue Martin, Lloyd Bochner, Heather Locklear, Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Nader, Diahann Carroll, Emma Samms, Rock Hudson, Kate O'Mara and Stephanie Beacham.

Dynasty (2017 TV series)

Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera reboot based on the 1980s series of the same name. Developed by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick, the first season stars Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, Grant Show as her father Blake Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Blake's new wife Cristal, and James Mackay as his son Steven, with Robert Christopher Riley as chauffeur Michael Culhane, Sam Adegoke as tech billionaire Jeff Colby, Rafael de la Fuente as Sam "Sammy Jo" Jones, Cristal's nephew and Steven's love interest, and Alan Dale as Joseph Anders, the Carrington majordomo. The series later introduced Alexis Carrington (Nicollette Sheridan), Blake's ex-wife and the estranged mother of Steven and Fallon, Anders' daughter Kirby (Maddison Brown), Cristal Jennings (Ana Brenda Contreras), and Blake's and Alexis's long-missing son, Adam Carrington (Sam Underwood).

The pilot, which was announced in September 2016, was ordered to series in May 2017. Dynasty premiered on October 11, 2017, on The CW in the United States, and on Netflix internationally a day later. On November 8, 2017, The CW picked up Dynasty for a full season of 22 episodes. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on October 12, 2018. Dynasty was renewed for a third season on January 31, 2019.

Dynasty (season 1)

The first season of Dynasty, an American television series based on the 1980s prime time soap opera of the same name, originally aired in the United States on The CW from October 11, 2017 through May 11, 2018. The season was produced by CBS Television Studios, with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage serving as showrunners. The pilot, which was announced in September 2016, was ordered to series in May 2017. On November 8, 2017, The CW picked up Dynasty for a full season of 22 episodes. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a second season.

Season one stars Elizabeth Gillies as heiress Fallon Carrington, Grant Show as her billionaire father Blake Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Blake's new wife Cristal, and James Mackay as his gay son Steven, with Robert Christopher Riley as chauffeur Michael Culhane, Sam Adegoke as tech billionaire Jeff Colby, Rafael de la Fuente as Sam Jones, Cristal's nephew and later Steven's fiancé, and Alan Dale as Joseph Anders, the Carrington majordomo. Notable recurring characters introduced in season one include Alexis Carrington (Nicollette Sheridan), Blake's ex-wife and the estranged mother of Steven and Fallon; Claudia Blaisdel (Brianna Brown), the unstable wife of Cristal's former lover; Monica (Wakeema Hollis) and Cesil Colby (Hakeem Kae-Kazim), Jeff's sister and father; Liam Ridley, a stranger Fallon marries to thwart Jeff's plot against her; Iris Machado (Elena Tovar) and Alejandro Raya (Luis Fernández), Sam's parents; Ted Dinard (Michael Patrick Lane), Steven's ex-boyfriend; Melissa Daniels (Kelly Rutherford), Steven's former lover; and Hank Sullivan (Brent Antonello), Alexis' lover who is posing as her and Blake's kidnapped firstborn, Adam.

Fallon Carrington Colby

Fallon Carrington Colby is a fictional character from the ABC television series Dynasty, its spin-off The Colbys, and The CW's 2017 reboot series. Created by Richard and Esther Shapiro, the role of Fallon was originated by Pamela Sue Martin in the show's first episode in 1981, and Martin left at the end of the fourth season in 1984. Fallon was recast with Emma Samms in 1985, and the character was spun off onto a companion series called The Colbys. After the cancellation of the second series, Fallon (portrayed by Samms) returned to Dynasty in 1987, and remained on the series until its finale in 1989. Samms later reprised the role for the 1991 miniseries Dynasty: The Reunion. Elizabeth Gillies plays Fallon in the 2017 reboot series Dynasty.

Fallon is the daughter of oil baron Blake Carrington and his first wife, Alexis, portrayed by John Forsythe and Joan Collins in the original series. Initially a self-indulgent troublemaker constantly at odds with her father's second wife, Krystle (Linda Evans), Fallon navigates a series of romantic entanglements that includes marriages to Jeff Colby (John James) and his half-brother and cousin, Miles Colby (Maxwell Caulfield).

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). This Golden Globe Award honors the best performance by an actor in a drama television series. It was first awarded at the 19th Golden Globe Awards on March 5, 1962 to John Charles Daly and Bob Newhart under the title "Best TV Star – Male". In 1969, the award was presented under the new title "Best TV Actor – Drama", and its current title has been used since 1980. The nominees for the award have been announced annually since 1963.

Richard Madden is the current recipient of the award for his portrayal of Sergeant David Budd in Bodyguard. Ed Asner, John Forsythe, Jon Hamm, Hugh Laurie and Telly Savalas have won the most awards in this category, each winning twice. Peter Falk and Tom Selleck have both been nominated seven times each, for their respective roles on Columbo and Magnum, P.I..

Grant Show

Grant Alan Show (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor best known for his role on Melrose Place as Jake Hanson, which he played from 1992 to 1997. Since 2017, Show portrays tycoon Blake Carrington in the soap opera reboot Dynasty.

Jessica Player

Jessica Player (born December 27, 1982) is a former American child actress, best known for playing the role of Krystina Carrington, the young daughter of Krystle Carrington (played by series star Linda Evans) and Blake Carrington (played by series star John Forsythe) from 1987 to 1989 in the hit ABC drama series Dynasty. She reprised her role in the 1991 mini-series Dynasty: The Reunion.

John Forsythe

John Forsythe (born Jacob Lincoln Freund; January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage, film/television actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades. He also appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows and as a panelist on numerous game shows.

His 60-year acting career began in films in 1943. He signed up with Warner Bros. at age 25 as a minor contract player, but he later starred in films like The Captive City (1952). He co-starred opposite Loretta Young in It Happens Every Thursday (1953), Edmund Gwenn and Shirley MacLaine in The Trouble With Harry (1955), and Olivia De Havilland in The Ambassador's Daughter (1956).

Forsythe also enjoyed a successful television career, starring in three television series, spanning four decades and three genres: as the single playboy father Bentley Gregg in the sitcom Bachelor Father (1957–1962), as the unseen millionaire Charles Townsend in the crime drama Charlie's Angels (1976–1981) — a role he would reprise in the 2000 and 2003 film adaptations — and as patriarch Blake Carrington in Dynasty (1981–1989). He hosted the series World of Survival (1971–1977), and was also the presenter of the 38th Miss Universe Pageant, broadcast on CBS in 1989.

Joseph Anders

Joseph Anders is a fictional character from the ABC television series Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. Portrayed by Lee Bergere, the character is introduced in the series' 1981 pilot episode as the majordomo of Denver oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). Joseph is consistently caught up in the melodrama of the Carrington family, and his daughter, Kirby (Kathleen Beller), is introduced in 1982. Bergere was written out of the series at the beginning of the fourth season in 1983. In The CW's 2017 reboot of the series, Anders is portrayed by Alan Dale.

Krystle Carrington

Krystle Carrington (maiden name Grant; formerly Jennings) is a fictional character from the 1980s American TV series Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. Portrayed by Linda Evans, the character was introduced in the series' 1981 pilot episode. In the story, Krystle is the former secretary and new wife of oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe), and initially has to adjust to his machinations and upper class lifestyle. The arrival of Joan Collins as Blake's glamorous ex-wife Alexis Carrington provided a foil for Krystle for the remainder of the series. Evans left Dynasty early in its ninth and final season, though she reprised her role for the 1991 miniseries continuation, Dynasty: The Reunion.

In the first season of the 2017 reboot of the series, the role of Krystle was reimagined as Cristal Flores Carrington, portrayed by Nathalie Kelley. It is later revealed that Cristal's real name is Celia Machado, and she is killed at the end of the season. Ana Brenda Contreras was cast as Cristal Jennings for season two. Cristal let Celia use her identity, and comes to Blake to pay her respects after Celia's death.

List of Dynasty (2017 TV series) characters

Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera reboot based on the 1980s series of the same name. It stars Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay, Robert Christopher Riley, Sam Adegoke, Rafael de la Fuente, Alan Dale, and Grant Show.

In season one, heiress Fallon Carrington (Gillies) is unhappy to find her billionaire father Blake (Show) engaged to Cristal Flores (Kelley), a rival employee at the family company. When Fallon's machinations to separate the couple backfire and cost her a promotion, she allies with Blake's nemesis, Jeff Colby (Adegoke), and strikes out on her own. Meanwhile, the arrival of Cristal's opportunistic nephew Sam (de la Fuente)—who becomes romantically involved with Fallon's wayward brother Steven (Mackay)—threatens to expose Cristal's shady past. Watching out for the Carringtons are majordomo Anders (Dale) and chauffeur Michael Culhane (Riley). Later in the season, Blake's ex-wife Alexis Carrington (Nicollette Sheridan), the estranged mother of Steven and Fallon, returns. Season two introduces Ana Brenda Contreras as Cristal Jennings, Maddison Brown as Anders's daughter Kirby, and Sam Underwood as Adam Carrington, Blake's and Alexis's eldest son.

The reboot updates several elements from the 1980s original, including moving the setting from Denver, Colorado to Atlanta, Georgia; making Steven's homosexuality a nonissue to Blake; and changing gold digger Sammy Jo from a woman to a gay man. Additionally, in the new series, Blake's new wife and her nephew are Hispanic, and both Michael and the Colby family are African-American.

List of Dynasty (2017 TV series) episodes

Dynasty is an American prime time television soap opera reboot based on the 1980s series of the same name. Developed by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, and Sallie Patrick, the new series stars Elizabeth Gillies as Fallon Carrington, Grant Show as her father Blake Carrington, Nathalie Kelley as Blake's new wife Cristal, and James Mackay as his son Steven, with Robert Christopher Riley as chauffeur Michael Culhane, Sam Adegoke as tech billionaire Jeff Colby, Rafael de la Fuente as Sam "Sammy Jo" Jones, Cristal's nephew and Steven's fiancé, and Alan Dale as Joseph Anders, the Carrington majordomo.The pilot was announced in September 2016, and the reboot received a series order in May 2017. Dynasty premiered on October 11, 2017, on The CW in the United States, and on Netflix internationally a day later. On November 8, 2017, The CW picked up the series for a full season of 22 episodes. On April 2, 2018, The CW renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on October 12, 2018. On January 31, 2019, The CW renewed the series for a third season. As of May 24, 2019, 44 episodes of Dynasty have aired, concluding the second season.

Michael Culhane

Michael Culhane is a fictional character from the ABC television series Dynasty, created by Richard and Esther Shapiro. Portrayed by Wayne Northrop, the character is introduced in the series' 1981 pilot episode as the chauffeur of oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). Michael is also having an affair with Blake's self-indulgent daughter, Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin). Northrup left the series at the end of the first season, but returned for season seven, during which Michael dates Fallon's sister, Amanda (Karen Cellini). In The CW's 2017 reboot of the series, Michael is portrayed by Robert Christopher Riley.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Beginning with the 18th Primetime Emmy Awards, leading actors in drama have competed alone. However, these dramatic performances included actors from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:

# – Indicates a performance in a Miniseries or Television film, before the category's creation.

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The Diamond Mine (album)

The Diamond Mine is a 2005 release from hip-hop artist Diamond D, released as an official mixtape. The mixtape was not carried in most retail stores, but is available for purchase online. The Diamond Mine features production from Diamond, The 45 King, Nottz and The Alchemist, as well as appearances from Fat Joe, J Dilla, Xzibit, and Brand Nubian's Grand Puba and Sadat X.

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