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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 »





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


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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Did You Know?


When the producers proposed a list of old Hollywood stars to play a love interest for Constance, Barbara Stanwyck refused the list and got Joseph Campanella, a younger and lesser-known actor she worked with briefly on "The Big Valley (1965)." See more »

Crazy Credits

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


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

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Too Close For Comfort
8 September 2014 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

This show just should never have been. Introduced with much ballyhoo in the fall of 1985, The Colbys had all the strengths of it's parent show, Dynasty. Good production values, great actors in the lead roles, a dynamite theme song........it was just too much like it's parent show for anyone to care. The characters are almost identical to those on Dynasty. Have Blake married to Alexis and pining after Krystle on Dynasty, and you've pretty much got the show in a nutshell. The great Barbara Stanwyck was wasted in this show, no wonder she bailed after the first season. The infamous series finale need not be discussed here except to say it was probably a logical conclusion for this illogical series. The producers would have better utilized their talents in improving the steadily declining Dynasty at this point. That series was all downhill from the Moldavian wedding massacre episode. And no, I didn't like season 9 of that show, which many people see as a huge improvement over what went before, including several cast members from the moribund The Colbys.

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Release Date:

20 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Colbys - Das Imperium See more »

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1.33 : 1
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