A rebooted version of the 1981-89 ABC prime-time soap opera “Dynasty” will premiere on The CW in October, along with the military drama “Valor” as part of the fall schedule announced Thursday.
Neither of the two new series that premiered on The CW in October, “Frequency,” based on the 2000 movie, and the romantic comedy “No Tomorrow,” will return for second seasons.
The CW previously announced “The Vampire Diaries” and “Reign” would end their runs in the 2016-17 season after eight and four seasons.
The teen drama “Riverdale,” which premiered at midseason, will return for a second season.
The reimagined version of `Dynasty stars “Melrose Place” alumnus Grant Show in the role of energy tycoon Blake Carrington played by John Forsythe in the original.
The cast also includes “The Vampire Diaries” alumnus Nathalie Kelley as Carrington’s much-younger soon-to-be second wife Cristal with a past full of secrets, a role originally played by Linda Evans, and Elizabeth Gillies as Carrington’s daughter Fallon.
The series executive producers include Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the creators of the 2007-12 CW teen drama “Gossip Girl,” and Esther and Richard Shapiro, the creators of the original “Dynasty.”
“Valor” stars Christina Ochoa and Matt Barr as the only members of an elite unit of U.S. Army helicopter pilots who return from a top-secret mission to Somalia, who then train to attempt to rescue a comrade left behind (W. Tre Davis).
Here is the CW fall schedule:
— Monday: “Supergirl,” “Valor”;
— Tuesday: “The Flash,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”;
— Wednesday: “Riverdale,” “Dynasty”;
— Thursday: “Supernatural”; “Arrow”;
— Friday: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”; “Jane the Virgin”;
— Saturday: No programming;
— Sunday: No programming.
—City News Service
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