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Nicollette Sheridan Cast as Alexis Carrington in CW’s ‘Dynasty’

Nicollette Sheridan has been cast as Alexis Carrington in Dynasty on The CW. Alexis is the first wife of Blake Carrington, and mother to Fallon and Steven. According to The CW, “She will return unexpectedly to their world, challenging Blake’s marriage to Cristal, seeking to reunite with her children, and fighting to claim what is hers.”

Rookie drama Dynasty airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Joan Collins played Alexis in the original Dynasty.

Sheridan played Paige Matheson in Knots Landing and Edie Britt in Desperate Housewives.

The cast of the new Dynasty includes Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley and James Mackay.

CBS Television Studios produces the show, in association with Fake Empire. Executive producers are Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, Sallie Patrick, Esther and Richard Shapiro (the creators of the original Dynasty), and Brad Silberling.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.