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Falcon Crest Reboot In The Works!

Following TNT's successful Dallas relaunch, stars of the 1981-1990 CBS primetime soap Falcon Crest have been approached by one of the original show's writers about their interest in appearing in a reboot.

"There's not much I can say, for reasons that go beyond myself," original star William Moses said

"Warner Bros. owns the rights and so it's a discussion between them and the writers. There is a pitch and an idea germinating that has some traction. The producers contacted me to ask if I'd be interested, and I said yes. Where it goes on the producing side, I don't know."

"David Selby (Richard) and I speak periodically and are old friends and it would be fascinating for me to work with him again," says Moses, whose character exited the series after six seasons. "Life was too small for Cole in the vineyards, so he went to Australia to form a new life. Because the character was left open-ended, I would be curious to see what that boy became as a man. I can see him coming back to the valley with a chip on his shoulder."

So how would this work?

by Anonymousreply 9510/19/2013

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by Anonymousreply 110/10/2013

I liked Selby better on Flamingo Road.

by Anonymousreply 210/10/2013

All the good characters were killed off!

Chase, Maggie, Terry, Melissa, Angela (well not killed off, but Jane Wyman is longer with us)

by Anonymousreply 310/10/2013

Kristian Alfonso replaced Ana Alicia, while Wendy Phillips replaced Susan Sullivan. Strictly because both actresses were cheaper than the ones they replaced.

by Anonymousreply 410/10/2013

Oh please. Nobody cares about Falcon Crest. If they can't bring back Dynasty, then let it end with Dallas, which has been a decent reboot.

by Anonymousreply 510/10/2013

[quote] If they can't bring back Dynasty

The problem with that is Linda and Joan. They both want to do the show, but not with each other.

by Anonymousreply 610/10/2013

What? No one wants to bring back Knot's Landing?

by Anonymousreply 710/10/2013

Why bother? Jane Wyman has passed away, Susan Sullivan is doing Castle.

by Anonymousreply 810/10/2013

[quote] Susan Sullivan is doing Castle.

But her replacement, Wendy Phillips, is available.

by Anonymousreply 910/10/2013

R6 is right, Linda and Joan did Legends and it was a problematic production with Joan's rather nasty notes afterwards. Linda also has done good investments, so I guess she doesn't need the money.

by Anonymousreply 1010/10/2013

Linda has pretty much retired and is pursuing spirituality and cooking. She doesn't need to act anymore.

But you can't do Dynasty right without Linda and Joan.

by Anonymousreply 1110/10/2013

R9 Yes, but she did like half season and was her character really interesting? I think the series needs some of the stars from the original like Lamas, Alicia, Sullivan.

by Anonymousreply 1210/10/2013

[quote] she did like half season and was her character really interesting?

She was playing Maggie's part. Wendy Phillips is just as good as Sullivan.

by Anonymousreply 1310/10/2013

This is by far the best opening of Falcon Crest

by Anonymousreply 1410/10/2013

R13 Actually she played Maggie's second cousin, Wendy is a fine actress, but Susan is a real deal in FC.

by Anonymousreply 1510/10/2013

Wendy was Susan's replacement on FC

by Anonymousreply 1610/10/2013

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by Anonymousreply 1710/10/2013

R14 I prefer this.

by Anonymousreply 1810/10/2013

Now that SVU is winding down, will Mariska Hargitay reprise her role as Carly Fixx?

by Anonymousreply 1910/10/2013

Weird, I had a huge crush to Lamas, but also to Susan Sullivan. When it was aired originally I was too young to watch it, but remember seeing the opening credits with Lamas' hairy chest. The same happened with Nader in Dynasty.

by Anonymousreply 2010/10/2013

On "The Big Valley," it was MISS Barbara Stanwyck. Why no similar respect for Ms. Wyman?

by Anonymousreply 2110/10/2013

Maybe they could just ignore the final season, so Maggie is still alive. The last season was such a disaster, anyway. If they shoot from March - July, Susan could do both. There was a double of Melissa that Ana-Alicia played for a few episodes, after the producers realized what a mistake they had made in killing her off.

by Anonymousreply 2210/10/2013

Was Chase's body ever found? He went over the side of the boat, but was he ever found?

by Anonymousreply 2310/10/2013

who says SVU is "winding down"? It's almost guaranteed for renewal.

by Anonymousreply 2410/10/2013

Ugh, r14. That's from the awful final season. Hardly any of the good people are in it.

by Anonymousreply 2510/10/2013

[quote] Was Chase's body ever found? He went over the side of the boat, but was he ever found?

He HATED doing the show. Every year they had a cliffhanger where his character was in peril. Because he was always threatening to quit the show. His contract actually expired at the end of season 5. But TPTB convinced him to return for one more year so they could write out his character properly. The sixth season they split up Chase and Maggie, and put Maggie with Richard.

[quote] On "The Big Valley," it was MISS Barbara Stanwyck. Why no similar respect for Ms. Wyman?

As long as she got top billing, she was fine with Starring Jane Wyman. Her top billing was in her contract.

by Anonymousreply 2610/10/2013

That last season of Dynasty without Krystle was pretty damn good, so they could to it without Linda.

Kristian Alfonso ruined the last 2 seasons of FC. They rebuilt the entire show around her awful character, Pilar. Alfonso had to have been fucking one of the producers.

by Anonymousreply 2710/10/2013

[quote] That last season of Dynasty without Krystle was pretty damn good, so they could to it without Linda.

They lured David Paulsen from Dallas to do a rejig on the final season of Dynasty. To shake things up.

[quote] Kristian Alfonso ruined the last 2 seasons of FC. They rebuilt the entire show around her awful character, Pilar.

The feeling was her DAYS popularity would translate into ratings.

[quote] Hardly any of the good people are in it.

The opening is good and Wendy Phillips is a superb actress.

by Anonymousreply 2810/10/2013

I hated that cunt Chaoh Li. Apparently Jane Wyman thought very fondly of him and left him a BIG bundle in her will!

by Anonymousreply 2910/10/2013

Oh, great, another stupid show old people will try to make themselves like.

by Anonymousreply 3010/10/2013

Why did Ann Alicia leave?

by Anonymousreply 3110/10/2013

So, is Lorenzo Lamas coming back.

I'm not aware of him doing anything else these days, so he should be available.

He's the only person who was on for the entire run of the series.

by Anonymousreply 3210/10/2013

This is the best news EVER!

by Anonymousreply 3310/10/2013

Joan and Linda would come back to a Dynasty reboot if it was a few episodes a season...but 13 episodes a year isn't for them. Joan is 80.

by Anonymousreply 3410/10/2013

Funny, I regularly tuned this show in, but never watched Dallas. I just didn't like any of the characters on Dallas (even Pam and Bobby, the most likeable, worked my nerves).

Both Dynasty and Falcon Crest were campy and fun.

by Anonymousreply 3510/10/2013

Maybe Kim Novak can make a cameo as Kit Marlowe? Too bad Lana is no longer with us...Jacqueline could return from the dead.

by Anonymousreply 3610/10/2013

For me, the Season 1 titles remain the most effective if only just for the extended Bill Conti score and Knot's Landing/Dallas style multiple insert graphics for each cast member...it's just feels better branded.

by Anonymousreply 3710/10/2013

[quote] Why did Ann Alicia leave?

The new producers felt her character ran its course and gave her the boot.

by Anonymousreply 3810/10/2013

Dynasty could work with just Linda or Joan.

Billy Campbell is still hot. They could have him come back as Luke's identical twin also gay brother who fucks anything that moves.

by Anonymousreply 3910/10/2013

Mariaks was on FC. I found this clip of her character singing Heat Wave.

by Anonymousreply 4010/10/2013

[quote] Dynasty could work

It is all up to the Shapiros

by Anonymousreply 4110/10/2013

Anne Archer was also on FC as a Maggie type character.

She quit in the middle of season 5.

by Anonymousreply 4210/10/2013

Wendy Phillips was better than Susan Sullivan

by Anonymousreply 4310/13/2013

Based on the last season of Dynasty, you don't need Linda Evans -- as long as you have both Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham, who was the best thing ever to happen to that show in its later years. She and Joan are friends, too.

by Anonymousreply 4410/13/2013

Wendy Phillips is hugely FAT now. It was a shock to see her in that Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip show. And it doesn't matter how good she was, the final season stank, and the opening credits from that season are just a sad reminder of how bad it was,

by Anonymousreply 4510/13/2013

Loved Laura Johnson's snark as Terry. They could say Terry never died in the earthquake, that Richard had her spirited away so he could gain control of her fortune. She could be living somewhere with amnesia.

Hell these are soaps, any of them could come back and we'd buy it.

by Anonymousreply 4610/13/2013

[quote]Based on the last season of Dynasty, you don't need Linda Evans -- as long as you have both Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham, who was the best thing ever to happen to that show in its later years. She and Joan are friends, too.

Agreed!

Not to mention Beacham is a better actress than Evans.

Also a plus is that the final episode had Beacham pregnant with Dex's baby which would make that child an adult now and perfect for casting along side LB, Kristina, Danny, etc...

Bring back Collins, Beacham, Gordon Thomson and have appearances by Oxenberg, Locklear...

Just no Kirby or Emma Samms/Fallon.

by Anonymousreply 4710/13/2013

Evans didn't really bring much to Dynasty. Except maybe shoulder pads. Joanie C doesn't need her to make Alexis work.

Lamas would, of course, return to Falcon. He's not doing much anyway.

As far as the rest of the cast goes, I'd love to see Selby come back. And Ana Alicia.

William Moses? Nice body but not much else.

by Anonymousreply 4810/13/2013

WHET William Moses' brother Rick who played Hutch, the hitman with a heart of gold, on General Hospital?

by Anonymousreply 4910/13/2013

Why not do a remake with Joan Collins as Angela?

by Anonymousreply 5010/13/2013

A FC reboot has to have Susan Sullivan, and especially Margaret Ladd as crazy Emma!

by Anonymousreply 5110/13/2013

That credit clip you posted, R18 was the REAL "Falcon Crest." Not that credit sequence from the last and least season. Even the hotness of Gregory Harrison couldn't salvage the shit sandwich that was the final season.

Maggie can always be brought back as having staged her death and Chase's death was left open ended in the event that Foxworth decided to return.

If they could find a way to bring back Terry and recapture her chemistry with Richard that would be wonderful! She was the best wife/partner in crime he ever had. The two of them were a riot! FC really screwed up when they let Laura Johnson go.

Likewise when they let Ana-Alicia go. That sucked some of the life out of the show. She could come back as Samantha or Melissa who had been masquerading as Samantha after her breakdown(LOVED that storyline, but not her dying).

The big problem---what to do without Jane Wyman? Her appearance on the last few eps of that final season made it FC again.

by Anonymousreply 5210/13/2013

When I was 10 I was obsessed with everything "Purple Rain" and Falcon Crest was my favorite show....can you imagine how my little gay brain exploded during THIS episode?!

by Anonymousreply 5310/13/2013

Where's MY reboot?!

by Anonymousreply 5410/13/2013

It's that Babylonia person.

by Anonymousreply 5510/13/2013

I can certainly see a Dynasty reboot being easier to pull off, than one of FC.

I gather Collins and Beecham actually are on good terms so that would solve a lot of problems. And Season 9 was one of the best seasons of the entire show.

R10 Linda may have invested well but perhaps could make the occasional visit for the right price. Didn't she make some cheesy infomercial for a face-lifting machine?

by Anonymousreply 5610/14/2013

R54 See R7

And Joan, your face has been rebooted one too many times already. No one wants to see it in HD.

by Anonymousreply 5710/14/2013

You need a new bitch for a FC reboot? I can play it! As long as no sex is involved.

by Anonymousreply 5810/14/2013

I don't see how an FC reboot would work withou Jane Wyman and Susan Sullivan. Would Kristian Alfonso be willing to come back and head up the project?

by Anonymousreply 5910/14/2013

I always thought Dallas v Dynasty should have a been a mini series with John Ross and Christopher in a love triangle with Krystina Carrington. Krystina would be about 29 now? The show could revolve around her, not Krystal. And there are tons of Carrington cousins, Little Blake, Danny, etc who can get in the mix. Didn't Fallon have a daughter while on the Colbys? Oh, and please NO Emma Samms this time. Pamela Sue Martin shows up at a ton of Dynasty fan events and she would definitely play Fallon.

by Anonymousreply 6010/14/2013

Well they are in talks with David Selby to head up the project. You can't do Richard, without his new wife Lauren (Wendy Phillips).

She was good, and I would say even better than Sullivan as the female lead. You can only do so much with crap material.

The last season of FC was produced by the team that created and produced 24

by Anonymousreply 6110/14/2013

R54 Have you ever considered a beauty surgery? It could get you starring role in FC.

by Anonymousreply 6210/14/2013

How do we get Susan Sullivan back?

by Anonymousreply 6310/14/2013

[quote] How do we get Susan Sullivan back?

The character is dead. Wendy Phillips replaced her.

Deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 6410/14/2013

R64 Sullivan is easy to write back. They just give her lines. Deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 6510/14/2013

Wendy Phillips replaced her as David Selby's new leading lady.

by Anonymousreply 6610/14/2013

R66 Then David will get back her first leading lady with Sullivan.

by Anonymousreply 6710/14/2013

[quote] David will get back her first leading lady with Sullivan.

But his first leading lady was Shannon Tweed.

by Anonymousreply 6810/14/2013

Lorenzo now looks like shit.

1 of his sons would be a better fit.

by Anonymousreply 6910/14/2013

One of his ex-wives would agree with you, R69.

by Anonymousreply 7010/14/2013

Pamela Sue Martin looks good at 60, but Susan Sullivan looks REALLY good at 70.

Jane Wyman isn't looking to great these days, though.

by Anonymousreply 7110/14/2013

Re a "Dynasty" reboot: Krystina should be a bitch. Much like St. Marlena on DOL, saintly Krystle birthed a trollop.

by Anonymousreply 7210/14/2013

The best looking nighttime soap diva is Donna Mills. Whoever did her surgery deserves an award.

And you don't know how it pains me to admit that.

by Anonymousreply 7310/14/2013

Face it....without Jane Wyman there IS no Falcon Crest. Not then. Not now.

by Anonymousreply 7410/14/2013

Oh, Con, how...sweet. But you don't have to worry about bad surgery, dear. You were never the attractive one anyway. I envy you, I truly do!

by Anonymousreply 7510/14/2013

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by Anonymousreply 7610/14/2013

Why doesn't Jane Wyman want to do the show?

by Anonymousreply 7710/14/2013

I used to jerk off to Moses.

by Anonymousreply 7810/14/2013

OMG! Here it is!

The first 10 minutes of THE VINTAGE YEARS, the unaired Falcon Crest pilot that started it all. Fortunately the roles of Maggie and Chase were recast. This one is HORRIFIC!!!

by Anonymousreply 7910/14/2013

Jane is too old.

by Anonymousreply 8010/14/2013

Battle of the Network Stars + William Moses + speedo + baby oil = semen.

by Anonymousreply 8110/14/2013

And starring

Gwenyth Paltry

as Angela Channing

by Anonymousreply 8210/14/2013

In addition to being too old, Jane Wyman is also too dead.

by Anonymousreply 8310/14/2013

I'll do it! I was hoping to take over the role after my story arc, but Jane wasn't ready to let it go. Oh, shit, I can't. I'm dead too.

by Anonymousreply 8410/15/2013

Fuck this being dead shit! Are you bitches ACTRESSES or not! I never let anything stop me!

by Anonymousreply 8510/15/2013

Interesting how Samantha Eggar has the same And Samantha Eggar as "Maggie" billing at the end that Susan Sullivan got. I wonder if she'd kept the role, if she would have done the "turnaround" or if that was Susan's own unique contribution?

by Anonymousreply 8610/15/2013

Wendy Phillips did a better head turn.

by Anonymousreply 8710/15/2013

Not sure a reboot works with Falcon Crest. The show has a lot less followers than Dallas so they would have to try harder finding brand new viewers. I am also not sure a show about the wine business can be done again. Even back then they had a hard time making it look interesting.

Maybe they should start with a 6 episode mini-series to test the waters and hopefully maintain the spirit of the original show.

by Anonymousreply 8810/15/2013

I agree with R88

Dallas has a brilliant premise and the blue-print of the show allows it to be generational.

With Dynasty and FC, less so. Evidenced by the fact that they had to constantly create new siblings (Adam, Amanda Dynasty) and male characters to be connected to the main family

On FC it was Richard Channing. Not an original cast member first he was the bastard child of Douglas Channing. Then he was Angela's son.

On FC they do have sibling/cousins next generation.

They have Michael Channing and Kevin Gioberti. Growing up as brothers, but are actually cousins.

You can set up the old Channing/Gioberti conflict. Both of them fighting for the land. With Richard as the patriarch overseeing everything.

by Anonymousreply 8910/15/2013

This will never happen for many reasons. FC doesn't have the brand recognition that Dallas has. The audience advertisers try to reach never heard of it. Selby and Moses are too old and aren't household names. I could go on and on.

by Anonymousreply 9010/15/2013

R79 It looks horrible. They surely did right, when casting new Chase and Maggie / Foxworth and Sullivan. Chase was played here by Clu Gulager? What? Perfect name for porn.

by Anonymousreply 9110/15/2013

R87 Where? Nobody does it better than Susan.

by Anonymousreply 9210/15/2013

Ok if you queens insist on Susan Sullivan maybe she can replace Wendy Phillips and play the new Lauren.

Richard and Lauren can be the head of the family, with Kevin Gioberti and Michael Channing battling each other for control of the land.

by Anonymousreply 9310/15/2013

Don't forget crazy, homicidal Julia.

by Anonymousreply 9410/18/2013

This scene between Wyman and Turner is beautifully staged. It's almost like watching "Gone with the Wind" in its sheer spectacle of characterisation:

"Jacqueline...."

"ANNNNNNGELA....."

*fade to black*

by Anonymousreply 9510/19/2013
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