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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20 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Die Colbys - Das Imperium  »

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1.33 : 1
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Each episode cost approximately $1 million to make. This made it one of the most expensive TV series of the 1980s. Such costs were also a factor in the series cancellation. 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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Referenced in Mama's Family: Cat's Meow (1986) See more »

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What a spin-off of a great series!
27 December 2002 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I remember this show begin on opposite Dynasty on Wednesday nights back in the 80's! It was also that when this show was created,Dynasty rose to number one in the Neilsons,beating out arch-rival Dallas for the top spot since The Colbys only ran for two seasons on ABC. Its based on the original Dynasty character Jeff Colby and his wife Fallon. The show had some very heavy hitters here as the characters which consisted of Charlton Heston,Barbara Stanwyck,Ricardo Montalban,Diahann Carroll, David Hedison,and Ken Howard not to mention Stephanie Beacham(as the intriguing Sable Colby). This was one show that had more twist then any other I've seen and it can happen only in a prime-time TV soap opera and a whole lot more. Catch the episodes on SoapNet!


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