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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 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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20 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Die Colbys - Das Imperium  »

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1.33 : 1
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Burt Lancaster was originally considered for the role of Jason Colby, while Katharine Hepburn was considered for the role of Constance Colby. See more »

Quotes

Sable Scott Colby: [to Jason] I know what you think about Frankie. Dear, sweet, saintly Frankie. Oh, have I got news for you, the halo is a little off-center.
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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 Girls on Top: Bring Me More Flamingoes (1986) See more »

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An entertaining spin off of Dynasty.
7 July 2001 | by (Milwaukee,WI) – See all my reviews

Anyone who has watched the Colby's knows it was a spin off of Dynasty. The first episodes opening screen even says "Dynasty II", and it included many references to Dynasty. Although the show only ran from 1985-1987 it was a very entertaining show made even more so by its all star cast. Its intelligent soap opera story line keep you coming back time after time.


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