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The Colbys 

This spin-off of Dynasty (1981) 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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Cast

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 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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Colbys - Das Imperium See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(49 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Faye Dunaway was originally offered the role of Sable Colby (eventually played by Stephanie Beacham), but her high salary demands shut down negotiations. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Biography: Barbara Stanwyck: Straight Down the Line (1997) See more »

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Not Dynasty But Still Good!
19 March 2007 | by SylSee 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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