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:
 Jason Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
 Jeff Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
 Fallon Carrington Colby Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
 Sable Scott Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
 Monica Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
 Miles Colby (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
 Zach Powers (49 episodes, 1985-1987)
 Bliss Colby (45 episodes, 1985-1987)
Ivan Bonar ...
 Henderson Palmer (26 episodes, 1985-1987)
 Channing Carter Colby (25 episodes, 1986-1987)
 Constance 'Conny' Colby Patterson (24 episodes, 1985-1986)


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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Release Date:

20 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Colbys - Das Imperium  »

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(49 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in Girls on Top: Bring Me More Flamingoes (1986) See more »

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Not Dynasty But Still Good!
19 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked the Colbys maybe because it had a stellar cast including Charlton Heston, Stephanie Beacham, Barbara Stanwyk, Maxwell Caulfield, Tracy Scoggins, Emma Samms in their cast. The writing if I remember was not as good as it's sister show, Dynasty, but it still had spunk. It was set in Los Angeles, California as opposed to Denver, Colorado. It had a similar theme like Dynasty and the Colbys were supposedly richer than the Carringtons. I can't forget Katharine Ross better known as the original Stepford Wife. This show introduced great actors and actresses like her to a new generation. It may not have been as good as Dynasty but it still had style, class, and cat fights if I remember maybe they were more subtle than Krystle and Alexis but they were worth watching on a weekly basis.

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