Could CW Dynasty spin-off into something else?

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Since we're already discussing variants on THE COLBYS, but what if it would be another classic soap remake?
NuPaper Dolls? NuFalcon Crest? NuDallas? Or, dare I say it, NuHotel?
 

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I still hope they do a new Peyton Place. Possibly still set in the 60s...
Yes, but then it couldn't be a Dynasty spin-off, although it probably shouldn't be a CW show to begin with.
I like your idea of a novel/movie/series mash-up.

Personally I'd love to see Dallas back on TV, but only with the original TNT Dallas cast, and they're probably no longer available.
NuBare Essence could be interesting too especially since I've never seen the sequel series, only the mini-series.
Or maybe a 90s soap like Central Park West:D
 

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Yes, but then it couldn't be a Dynasty spin-off
Well no. But when you started talking about NuDallas and NuFalcon Crest, I thought you were talking about spinoffs in general.

although it probably shouldn't be a CW show to begin with.
No it shouldn't. Maybe it could be an AMC show, although the problem there would be that people would liken it too much to Mad Men... especially if they cast January Jones as Constance (yes, that's my casting choice!).

I like your idea of a novel/movie/series mash-up.
Thank you. :)

Personally I'd love to see Dallas back on TV, but only with the original TNT Dallas cast, and they're probably no longer available.
I'm probably gonna get some hate for this, but if the CW ever gets its hands on Dallas, they need to do a crossover with Dynasty, and have Alexis sleep with JR. Like the original series should have done. But nooooooo...
 

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I dunno
Peyton Place is a 20th Century Fox property, though just like with the upcoming Roswell reboot, they could always go back and license the original source material (which is why "Roswell" is now called Roswell, New Mexico).

I don't see Dallas being touched as a property for another two decades. So, see you in my mid-50s?
 

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My wish would be for CBS to swoop in and steal the show from their corporate cousin, the CW and have it air in CBS primetime and get an even larger potential audience.
 

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My wish would be for CBS to swoop in and steal the show from their corporate cousin, the CW and have it air in CBS primetime and get an even larger potential audience.
That would basically just get the show pulled after one episode - I love the fact that it's on The CW as it can survive on meager ratings.
 
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Seriously though why hasn't HBO or FX or some such network made a darker Douglas Sirk style remake of Peyton Place. They could touch on all the more sordid things from the source material and add all kinds of artistic/stylistic little bits. It would be amazing. A twisted look behind the glorious technicolor curtain of perfect 50's/60's America.
All perfect facades masking crumbling ruined things.

I think it's time.
 
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I'm too young to remember the original, so I don't know the answer to this: Did the original show share a continuity with another series on television?
 

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I'm too young to remember the original, so I don't know the answer to this: Did the original show share a continuity with another series on television?
It had a spin-off called THE COLBYS which had some overlap -- and it was less bad than the parent series in its two concurrent years.
 

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Alexis could go to Dallas to get assistance from her old 'friend' J.R., and this introduces the Ewings and Southfork/Ewing Oil for the remake. Or, Alexis flies to Tuscany Valley to get a favor from Angela or Richard.
 

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I'm too young to remember the original, so I don't know the answer to this: Did the original show share a continuity with another series on television?
It had a spin-off called THE COLBYS which had some overlap -- and it was less bad than the parent series in its two concurrent years.
@ABrown ....The best I can think of it is in a way akin to the two separate universes in Star Trek: Discovery (Season 1), which exist apart from each other on different timelines but have 'shared’ some of the same key characters – played by the same actors but as different people (in nature/occupation), albeit some of the counterparts share similar circumstances. These characters live a different life/story arc; but at some point(s) their lives/the story arcs co-mingle when the 2 universes rub shoulders in timelines, and the people meet up with the alternate universe and cross over. Eventually, the universes go their separate ways with endings & new beginnings. (And who knows what next is to come.) The difference is that on Star Trek: Discovery, it all happens within the one series.

Edited to add: I forgot to say that S2 of Star Trek: Discovery is said to be offering an alternate ending to its S1. I’m looking forward to seeing how that might compare with Dynasty Season 9 as a season of alternate story-telling (which I believe the latter is, but for a different reason than Star Trek: Discovery’s). I've never seen D.S9 as continuing the stories of The Colbys series.
 
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In addressing the original question that CW could possibly "spin-off" more classic shows, I'd have to say I wouldn't mind seeing a rebooted Falcon Crest. I've yet to finish the original (I'm finishing one show at a time), but I would like to see what CW would do with it. If it didn't work, guess what? I didn't work and I'll still have the original to enjoy.

I think CW would be a good one to redo Paper Dolls, even though I've never seen the original. Imagine a cast of would-be prime time beauties and heartthrobs trying to make their way in New York's uptown fashion industry. That sounds a lot like, well, the original show, doesn't it? Of course, and it isn't like casting producers wouldn't have a host of pretty faces to choose from these days.
 

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I want a fictional talk show for Sammy Jo and then he should become more popular than Ellen.
His first guest would be Fallon, I suppose.
 

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Or Blake could give Steven and Sammy Jo a big ship for their wedding and then their spin-off would be THE DREAMBOAT.
Guest star Alexis would secretly try to use their boat to smuggle East-European aspirant Uber-guys into the country. For lots of money, of course.
 
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