Tuesday, October 12, 2010
During the 1986 "Dynasty" summer hiatus, Linda Evans left her shoulder padded gowns, sequins and "Oh, Blake-s" behind and headed Down Under to sweat it out in "The Last Frontier."
The four-hour mini-series which aired in October 1986 was a great success for CBS (the network where Joan Collins' lackluster "Monte Carlo" mini-series flopped just a month later).
SYNOPSIS: Greeted upon her arrival in Australia with shocking news, an American woman (Linda Evans) must face life in the drought-ridden outback and while battling land-grabbing neighbors and dealing with family tensions. Jack Thompson and Jason Robards also star.
Here are several articles published days before the broadcast:
Linda says going back to Dynasty felt like Halloween
Linda sheds her beauty to star in 'The Last Frontier'
TV REVIEW: A four-hour coating of cliches