Are you as psyched as I am for Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, which airs May 2 on CBS? Just like the Dallas and Knots Landing reunions, this one gathers cast members from Aaron Spelling's nighttime soap to reminisce about their sudsy adventures in the '80s. In search of scoopage, TVGuide.com rang up Gordon Thomson, who played Dynasty devil Adam Carrington, in addition to his daytime gigs on Ryan's Hope, Santa Barbara and Sunset Beach. This cheeky, candid Canadian did not disappoint!
TVGuide.com: How's your TV mother, Joan Collins?
Gordon Thomson: I've known Joan on and off for 24 years and I've never seen her happier. She's in great form. [Collins' fifth husband] Percy Gibson is the best thing that ever happened to her. It's a great match. They're frisky and lovely together. They're mutually nuts about each other.
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CBS (yes, CBS) has announced a May 2 airdate for Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, in which cast members from ABC's '80s sudser reminisce about the good ol' days. Among those slated to appear are John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Gordon Thomson and Pamela Sue Martin, who will be swapped out halfway through the hour with Emma Samms. For more, check out today's Soaps News.
Hide your gardeners! Maria Conchita Alonso (Kingpin, Chasing Papi) has been cast on Desperate Housewives as Gabrielle's mother, Lucia, in an episode slated to air Feb. 19. In semirelated prime-time sudser news, Dynasty alum Emma Samms is returning to her daytime roots, reprising her role as General Hospital's Holly. (But how funny if GH had recast with Pamela Sue Martin?) For more on that, check out today's Soaps News column.
Question: Linda Evans and John Forsythe were in a nighttime soap with the name Carrington. What was the name of that show?
Answer: I'm happy to answer that, but I demand an explanation — unless you spent the better part of the '80s living in a vacuum or, at least, manning a missile silo, I simply don't see how you could forget the over-the-top Dynasty. A fixture of a time when alluring TV women were rightly defined as those over 20, the series was a classic and the definition of the overused term "guilty pleasure."
A ratings powerhouse in the mid-'80s, Dynasty ran on ABC from January 1981 to May 1989, making Forsythe, Evans (The Big Valley) and costar Joan Collins household names while doling out paychecks to what seemed like half of Hollywood and upping the profiles of actor