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Television Show Summary

The 80's evening soap opera TV show Dynasty chronicled the often interesting lives of the Carringtons, a wealthy oil business family in Denver.

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DVD Release Dates and Info for Dynasty Series

08/14/2007 - Complete 2nd Season DVD

TV Show Plot For Dynasty

On the series Dynasty, John Forsythe played the patriarch of the family, Blake Carrington. His often troubled wife Krystle was played by Linda Evans.

The Carrington children included: Adam, lost in a kidnapping; Fallon, the spoiled brat child; Steven, openly gay; and Amanda, hidden from Blake by his ex-wife Alexis.

One of the most infamous Dynasty characters was the villian Alexis, owner of Carrington rival ColbyCo played by Joan Collins. She was ruthless, and always plotting to cause trouble for the other characters.

Notable guest stars on the Dynasty TV show included: Ed Marinaro as Creighton Boyd; Lesley-Anne Down as Nurse Ellena Corey; Ricardo Montalban as Zach Powers; Barbara Stanwyck played Constance Colby Patterson; Charlton Heston as Jason Colby; and Brian Dennehy played D.A. Jake Dunham.

The Dynasty TV series ran for a total of 220 episodes on ABC from 1981 to 1989. The first season of Dynasty was released on DVD in 2005 by 20th Century Fox.

Cast of Dynasty TV Show

John Forsythe - Blake Carrington
Joan Collins - Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan
John James - Jeff Colby
Linda Evans - Krystle Grant Jennings Carrington
Michael Praed - Prince Michael of Moldavia
Sally Kemp - Marcia
Robert Symonds - Dr. Jonas Edwards
Heather Locklear - Sammy Jo Dean Carrington
Emma Samms - Fallon Carrington Colby
Gordon Thomson - Adam Carrington
Michael Nader - Dex Dexter
Rock Hudson - Daniel Reece
Jack Coleman - Steven Carrington #2
Peggy Walton-Walker - Barbara
John Brandon - Captain William Handler
Pamela Sue Martin - Fallon Carrington

Trivia for the TV Show Dynasty

Angie Dickinson was first offered the role of Krystle Carrington. Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Raquel Welch were all considered by Dynasty producers for the role of Alexis.

Dynasty spawned the spin-off The Colbys 1985 which aired for only two seasons.

Actor John Forsythe appeared in all 220 episodes of the Dynasty series.

Top 20 Ratings Info for Dynasty Series

1981-82 - 2nd Season - Ranked #19
1982-83 - 3rd Season - Ranked #5
1983-84 - 4th Season - Ranked #3
1984-85 - 5th Season - Ranked #1
1985-86 - 6th Season - Ranked #7
1986-87 - 7th Season - Ranked #25

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The TV Show Dynasty was televised from 01/12/1981 to 05/10/1989, on the ABC network.

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