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The Colbys 

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This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby in California.
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1987   1986   1985  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Charlton Heston ...  Jason Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
John James ...  Jeff Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Katharine Ross ...  Francesca Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Emma Samms ...  Fallon Carrington Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Maxwell Caulfield ...  Miles Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Tracy Scoggins ...  Monica Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Stephanie Beacham ...  Sable Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Ricardo Montalban ...  Zach Powers 48 episodes, 1985-1987
Claire Yarlett ...  Bliss Colby 45 episodes, 1985-1987
Ivan Bonar Ivan Bonar ...  Henderson / ... 26 episodes, 1985-1987
Kim Morgan Greene ...  Channing Carter 25 episodes, 1986-1987
Barbara Stanwyck ...  Constance Colby 24 episodes, 1985-1986
Ken Howard ...  Garrett Boydston 20 episodes, 1985-1986
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Jeff Colby accepts and offer from his Uncle Jason Colby to work for the family business (ColbyCo). He unknowingly bumps into his ex-wife Fallon Carrington who now has amnesia and has married Miles Colby, Jeff's cousin. Sabella "Sable" Colby made her mark as the scheming vixen to keep her husband Jason close and to stay super rich. Written by Carlos Martinez Jr.

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English

Release Date:

20 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Colbys - Das Imperium See more »

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Runtime:

(49 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The exteriors for "Colby Enterprises" were shot at the First Interstate Tower in Los Angeles. Exteriors for Zach Power's headquarters were shot at the nearby Bank of America Building. First Interstate and BofA were powerful rivals at the time, just as were the fictional denizens of the buildings. See more »

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Ricardo Montalban was credited as "special guest star" despite appearing in every episode but two. See more »

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Referenced in Mama's Family: Cat's Meow (1986) See more »

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An unsuccessful attempt of an 80's prime-time soap spin-off.
24 June 2001 | by Aussie StudSee all my reviews

This show was a direct spin-off from one of the hottest prime-time soaps in the 1980's, "DYNASTY". "DALLAS" found success with its spin-off, "KNOTS LANDING", so why not "DYNASTY"? Unfortunately, this show traipsed in all-too familiar territory that the viewer found this to be just like every other prime-time soap that was on at the time.

The big draw-card for this show was enlisting big one-time movie stars such as Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Ross and Ricardo Montalban. I confess that I'm glad this show was cancelled after two seasons because it was painful to see the above four actors stooping so low as to sign on to and appear in this trash, and especially one as bad as this. Just like Ava Gardner was to "Knots Landing", Jane Wyman to "Falcon's Crest" and even Anne Baxter to "Hotel", their talent was above par for them to star in shows like this.

If you get the Soap Network Channel, you can actually catch re-runs of The Colbys. Stick to "Dynasty" folks - at least the cat-fights were better!


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