The Colbys (1985–1987)

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This night time spin-off from the then top-rated series "Dynasty" 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:
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 Jason Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Jeff Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Fallon Carrington Colby Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Sable Scott Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Monica Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Miles Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Zach Powers (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Bliss Colby (45 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ivan Bonar ...
 Henderson Palmer (26 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Channing Carter Colby (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
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 Constance 'Conny' Colby Patterson (24 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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Die Colbys - Das Imperium  »

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James Darren and Rex Smith were also approached for roles. See more »

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Sable Scott Colby: [to Connie] Oh, very good. The old wheels are still turning. Very slowly but they are still turning.
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Ricardo Montalban was credited as "special guest star" despite being in every episode. 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 (Providence, Rhode Island) – See 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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