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The Colbys 

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This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby and Jeff's other wealthy relatives 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:
Charlton Heston ...  Jason Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
John James ...  Jeff Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Katharine Ross ...  Francesca Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Emma Samms ...  Fallon Carrington Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Maxwell Caulfield ...  Miles Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Tracy Scoggins ...  Monica Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Stephanie Beacham ...  Sable Colby 49 episodes, 1985-1987
Ricardo Montalban ...  Zach Powers 48 episodes, 1985-1987
Claire Yarlett ...  Bliss Colby 45 episodes, 1985-1987
Ivan Bonar ...  Henderson / ... 26 episodes, 1985-1987
Kim Morgan Greene ...  Channing Carter 25 episodes, 1986-1987
Barbara Stanwyck ...  Constance Colby 24 episodes, 1985-1986
Ken Howard ...  Garrett Boydston 20 episodes, 1985-1986
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Storyline

Jeff Colby accepts and offer from his Aunt Constance Colby to move to California and work alongside his Uncle Jason in the family business, Colby Enterprises. 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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Trivia

Before accepting the role of Jason Colby, Charlton Heston was considering a run for a US senate seat in California. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in American Horror Story: Mommy (2015) See more »

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best of the 80's primetime soap...shamelessly underrated!
25 July 2006 | by ingolinoSee all my reviews

...this is by far the best of the primetime soap operas of the 80's and terribly underrated to this day...splendid acting...great locations, even the scripts seemed relatively rational in comparison to the other struggling nighttime dramas at this point...(and) miss stephanie beacham steals the whole show in every scene she's in...even the cliffhanging ufo remains one of the most preposterous but, truth be told,breathtaking and courageous season/series endings in soap opera history...this comes highly recommend and there's no possible explanation why this show tanked...besides the fact that it ran opposite "Knots Landing" on CBS during it's second and therefore final season..this series definitely played in a very league of it's own...!


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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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(49 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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