January 7, 2020

The CW announced today that Dynasty has been picked up for a fourth season. The soap opera, which is currently in the midst of its Season 3 run, is one of the lower-rated prime time dramas on broadcast television. It returns from its winter hiatus on January 17.

The series premiered in 2017 as a reboot of the popular 1980s soap of the same name. But name recognition didn't do much to help its fortunes, as it under-performed during its freshman outing. Still, the network surprisingly ordered a second season of the show, possibly in-part because of its deal to air on Netflix and its interest worldwide. Today's renewal now sees the series heading into its fourth season.

Dynasty follows the rivalry between two upper-crust American families. Fallon Carrington is a cunning young woman on the rise who discovers that her billionaire father is engaged to a younger rival employee at their global energy empire. Not wanting an outsider intruding on her family's dynasty, Fallon becomes allies with her father's nemesis as part of a move to strike out on her own.