Kyle MacLachlan on returning to ‘Twin Peaks’ after decades
NEW YORK — In April 1990, “Twin Peaks” arrived with a bang on ABC, serving up huge ratings for a saga whose weirdness made its audience’s heads spin. Little more than a year later, “Twin Peaks” was canceled for low ratings. But TV was changed forever by the vision of its creative partners, David Lynch and Mark Frost.
On Sunday, claiming its rightful place in a world of wildly creative television that the original “Twin Peaks” helped spark a quarter-century ago, an 18-episode revival will premiere on Showtime at 9 p.m.
Among the many stars from the original series, Kyle MacLachlan will be back as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who first came to tiny Twin Peaks, Washington, to investigate the murder of high school sweetheart Laura Palmer. This week, MacLachlan, 58, told The Associated Press what it’s been like to discover that, yes, he could go home again:
CW to reboot ‘Dynasty,’ ‘80s prime-time soap opera, in fall
NEW YORK — “Dynasty” is returning to TV, nearly 30 years after the prime-time soap opera aired its last hair-pulling fight.
The rebooted drama will be one of four new series joining the CW’s schedule in the 2017-18 season, the network said Thursday.
The “Dynasty” remake will put a fresh twist on the show for a new generation of viewers and has the blessing of the original drama’s creators, Esther and Richard Alan Shapiro, said CW President Mark Pedowitz.
“To us it was a no-brainer,” he told a teleconference. The network is open to including cast members from the 1980s ABC series but it’s up to the new show’s producers, Pedowitz said.
Joan Collins and Linda Evans starred as dueling and fabulously wealthy divas. Other original co-stars included Diahann Carroll and Heather Locklear.
Bobby Moynihan leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’ for CBS sitcom
NEW YORK — Bobby Moynihan will leave “Saturday Night Live” following this weekend’s season finale after nine seasons on the NBC show.
Deadline.com reports Moynihan is bowing out after CBS picked up the pilot for “Me, Myself & I,” a sitcom starring Moynihan and John Larroquette.
Moynihan is the second-longest tenured member of the “SNL” cast behind Keenan Thompson. His best known recurring character is Drunk Uncle, who shows up to tell stories on the show’s “Weekend Update” segment.
Moynihan has also voiced characters in the animated films “The Secret Life of Pets,” ‘’Inside Out” and “Monsters University.”
— Associated Press