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GCB: Good Campy Bitches
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ABC's catty, Texas-sized soap has plenty of potential and plenty of potential pitfalls.

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Creator of "jiggle TV." Employer of over-the-hill actors. Unleasher of Shannen Doherty. Aaron Spelling was all of these, and more.
Jun 30, 2006
Tribute to Aaron Spelling
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The '60s and '70s

When Aaron Spelling passed away last week at age 83, he took a part of TV history with him. Chances are, no matter what age you are, you watched more than one of his shows regularly. Whether it was cop shows, over-the-top family soaps, or teen dramas, over the course of four decades Spelling had huge successes in almost every genre.

Spelling created so many of TV's lasting icons, it is almost impossible to imagine TV without him. Tomorrow, July 1, TV Land will pay tribute to Spelling by airing a repeat of its acclaimed 2004 special TV Land Moguls, from 10 a.m. to noon. You can also check out Spelling clips online at TV Land's Web Site.

TV.com has recapped a few of Spelling's choicest shows for you to remember and enjoy. This is by no means a ...

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Former Melrose Place tenant enters Arizona clinic to treat anxiety, depression.
Jun 25, 2008
Locklear checks into clinic

Actress Heather Locklear, a sex symbol on shows such as Melrose Place, Spin City, and Dynasty, has checked herself into an Arizona medical clinic for treatment of anxiety and depression, Reuters reports.

"Heather has been dealing with anxiety and depression," a representative for Locklear told the news service today. "She requested an in depth evaluation of her medication and entered into a medical facility for proper diagnosis and treatment."

That's all the media is going to get on the situation from Locklear's camp, according to the rep. No other information beyond that official statement will be released, as they are treating it as a confidential matter.

The 46-year-old blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty has been through two high-profile divorces, one with Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and one with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. She's also been in the news more recently for off-camera reasons, including a public feud ...

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5.2.2006
Episode 22 Season 9
Cache 22
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5.11.1989
Episode 21 Season 9
Blasts from the Past
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5.4.1989
Episode 20 Season 9
Here Comes the Son
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4.27.1989
Episode 19 Season 9
No Bones About It
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4.20.1989
Blake Carrington
Krystle Grant Jennings Carrington
Fallon Carrington Colby [Seasons 1-4]
Claudia Blaisdel Carrington [Seasons 1-2; 4-6]
Steven Carrington [Seasons 1-2]
Dynasty was a larger than life soaps opera that purported to portray the lives of the wealthy rich while embracing the greed, glamour and excesses of the Reagan-era 1980s. The story set in Denver, Colorado, centered around the wealthy but troubled Carrington family, headed by the powerful oil tycoon Blake Carrington (John Forsythe). In the premiere episode, Blake married his beautiful and sweet secretary Krystle (Linda Evans), much to the chagrin of Blake's spoiled daughter, Fallon (Pamela Sue Martin), and Krystle's ex-lover, Matthew Blaisdel (Bo Hopkins). Blake also had trouble dealing with the fact that his son Steven (Al Corley) was a homosexual and, at the end of the first season, Blake accidentally killed Steven's ex-lover when he found him and Steven in an embrace. In the second season premiere, Blake's world turned upside down. Not only was he on trial for murder, but his scheming ex-wife, Alexis (Joan Collins), re-entered his life to testify against him. After the trial, she ended up staying in Devener only to wreak more havoc against him and his new wife, Krystle. Initially, the show was dismissed as a clone of another primetime soap opera, Dallas, which also centered around a rich powerful family who made their fortune in oil. However, Dynasty distinguished itself from Dallas and the other primetime soap operas of its era by by embracing campy over-the-top storylines over realistic ones and larger-than-life fashions. By the end of the 1984-1985 season, Dynasty became the #1 TV show in the United States, beating out its rival, Dallas, and spinning off a second series, The Colbys (originally titled, Dynasty II: The Colbys). However, in subsequent seasons, ratings began to decline as viewers grew tired of the over-the-top storylines, such as Moldavia, Krystle's look-a-like. After 9 seasons and 218 episodes on ABC, the show was cancelled. Two years later, ABC aired a 4 hour mini-series, Dynasty: The Reunion, to wrap up the loose ends of the series, which ended with an unresolved cliffhanger. After its cancellation, the show was syndicated and eventually aired on SOAPnet, the ABC-owned 24-hour soap opera channel. The show received more interest in the new millenium with the airing of a satirical 2005 TV-movie, Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure; a 2006 cast reunion special, Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar, and of course, the release of the first few seasons on DVD. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) #19 in the 1981-1982 Season #5 in the 1982-1983 Season #3 in the 1983-1984 Season #1 in the 1984-1985 Season #7 in the 1985-1986 Season #24 in the 1986-1987 Season ABC Broadcast History: January 1981 - April 1981 -- Mondays 10:00 PM November 1981 - April 1983 -- Wednesdays 10:00 PM September 1983 - May 1987 -- Wednesdays 9:00 PM September 1987 - March 1988 -- Wednesdays 10:00 PM November 1988 - May 1989 -- Thursdays 9:00 PMmoreless