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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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 Jason Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Jeff Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Francesca Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Fallon Carrington Colby Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Miles Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Monica Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
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 Sable Scott 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 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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20 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Die Colbys - Das Imperium  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

James Coburn, Gregory Peck and Elizabeth Taylor were rumored to be considered for major roles. See more »

Quotes

Jason Colby: I don't trust you either. I don't take kindly to a married man making a play for my daughter.
Sen. Cash Cassidy: Stay out of this - it's none of your business.
Jason Colby: My family is my business. If I ever see you touch her again, you won't be able to run far enough or fast enough. If you don't believe me - *boy* - you ask your father what it's like to cross me.
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Ricardo Montalban was credited as "special guest star" despite being in every episode. See more »

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Spun-off from Dynasty (1981) See more »

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"The Colbys" spun-off of "Dynasty" and was better!
21 August 2001 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Legendary actors, moderate veterans and fresh newcomers came together nicely to bring the Colby family into our homes... They fought to keep their family together, but the fighting almost tore them apart. Brothers fought over the same woman, sisters fought over the same man... Jason (Heston) cared more about love than power and wealth. The characters were related to those on the hit "Dynasty," the Colbys and the Carringtons... and some characters appeared on both shows at times. The Colbys were more interesting and more dramatic than "Dynasty." Charleton Heston and Maxwell Caulfield acted very well opposite each other, as well as Stephanie Beacham and Barbara Stanwyck. I think the show would have been better if Pamela Sue Martin reprised her role as Fallon, or at least someone that acted more like the original. Mr. Bast should have at least written in some gay characters, since some of the actors were handsome enough, and that's one thing "Dynasty" had that this show lacked... Jeff Colby was given a very special gift and offer that he could not refuse in Los Angeles by his Aunt Constance (Stanwyck), and it changed him and brought him back to his true family... I loved this show and I still do, thanks to Soap Net!... It's too bad the show ended without a proper finale! Maybe they all should've been abducted by aliens, especially Zack Powers (who could have been transported to a fantasy island in another galaxy)! Jeff and Fallon returned to "Dynasty" and Sable and Monica popped up later in the series' run. The rest of the Colbys should have slowly appeared, too, even Miles (who was in the "Dynasty" finale special). And who knows, the series might have lasted longer!


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