"Dynasty" (search) is back — for one evening.
On Sunday, at 9 p.m. EST, ABC will air "Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure," (search) a two-hour dramatization that takes a behind-the-scenes look at the hit '80s soap that reflected the excess and glamour of the decade.
According to abc.com, "Dynasty: The Making of a Guilty Pleasure" offers a satirical yet poignant look at how "Dynasty," which ran from 1981-1989, became such a phenomenal success — and how some of the stars began demanding salaries as big as their egos.
"Despite an inauspicious start, the series eventually dazzled audiences around the world with one of TV history's most notoriously wicked female characters, Alexis Carrington; revolutionized the term 'cat fight,' as Alexis and Krystle went at it through lily pond and mud puddle; inspired millions of women to beef up their shoulder pads; and allowed people to forget about their own ordinary lives and drink in the champagne and caviar existence of a TV family dripping in jewels, but a little short on basic morality," the site says.
In the dramatization, actor Bart John (search) portrays "Dynasty" leading man John Forsythe (who played Blake Carrington).
The movie looks at the intrigues of Carrington (Forsythe), the oil magnate whose marriage to Krystle (Linda Evans) is plagued by the machinations of television's greatest female nemesis, his ex-wife Alexis (Joan Collins).
But for John, it was all about the hair.
"I remember that first week of shooting, I had the dinner suit on and then they finally put the wig on for the first time — and man, that was it," he told the New York Post.
The New York Post's Eleanor Sprawson contributed to this report.