'Dynasty' shocker: Nicollette Sheridan out as Alexis — find out why

Perhaps it’s time for the Carrington mansion to get fitted for a revolving door?

TVLine has learned exclusively that Nicollette Sheridan is exiting Dynasty after a little over a year of playing Alexis Carrington. In a statement to TVLine, The CW and CBS Television Studios said, “Nicollette Sheridan will be leaving Dynasty in order to focus on some personal family responsibilities. She was a valuable asset to the show and we wish her continued success in the future.

Sheridan will make her final appearance as Alexis in March and, per an insider, the role may be recast.

Sheridan’s departure represents the third major cast shake-up to rock the reboot in less than a year, following the exits of series regulars Nathalie Kelley (as the original Cristal) and James Mackay (as Steven).

Sheridan joined Dynasty midway through Season 1 as the mother of all troublemakers, succeeding Joan Collins, who popularized the iconic role in the original ABC series. It marked Sheridan’s first major TV gig since her stormy exit from Desperate Housewives in 2009. Prior to her five-season stint on the ABC drama, Sheridan was a series regular on the primetime soap Knots Landing.

Despite modest-at-best ratings, Dynasty has already been renewed for a third season at The CW.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Nicollette Sheridan attends the 6th Annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards at The Novo by Microsoft on February 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Nicollette Sheridan is seen on February 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 30: Nicollette Sheridan and her golden retriever, Oliver are seen on May 30, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Nicollette Sheridan attends the 2018 CW Network Upfront at The London Hotel on May 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Actress Nicollette Sheridan attends the 2018 CW Network Upfront at The London Hotel on May 17, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Nicollette Scheridan attends the World Premiere of 'Michael Bolton's American Dream: Detroit' at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on May 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 26: Nicolette Sheridan visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 26, 2018 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 08: Nicollette Sheridan attends the 11th Annual Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards at Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, CA on November 8, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 26: Nicollette Sheridan attends a screening Of Heroica Films' 'Equal Means Equal' at Laemmle's Music Hall 3 on August 26, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
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