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The Colbys(TV show/series, 1985-1987)

44min per episode | Genre: Drama

Scripted Reality in 2 seasons with 49 episodes

The ColbysRating: 2.8/5 (with 6 votes)
The Colbys (originally titled Dynasty II: The Colbys) is an American prime time television soap opera that originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985, to March 26, 1987. Created by Richard and Esther Shapiro and Eileen and Robert Pollock and produced by Aaron Spelling, it is a spin-off of Dynasty and revolves around the Colbys, another vastly wealthy family who own a large multinational conglomerate and are connected to the Carringtons of Dynasty. Intended to surpass its predecessor in opulence, the series' producers were handed an immensely high budget for the era, and cast a handful of well-known movie stars among its leads. The Colbys stars Charlton Heston as tycoon Jason Colby, Barbara Stanwyck as his sister Constance, Stephanie Beacham as his wife Sable, Katharine Ross as Sable's sister and Jason's lover Francesca, and Ricardo Montalbán as Jason's business rival Zach Powers. John James and Emma Samms also star as their Dynasty characters Jeff Colby and Fallon Carrington. The Colbys was ultimately a ratings disappointment, and was cancelled after two seasons. ()
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About The Colbys

The Colbys is an American prime time soap opera, which originally aired on ABC from November 20, 1985 to March 26, 1987. Produced by Aaron Spelling, it was a spin-off of Dynasty, which had been the highest rated series for the 1984–1985 U.S. television season. The Colbys revolved around another wealthy, upper-class family, who were distant relatives of the Carringtons of Dynasty and who owned a large multi-national corporation. Intended to surpass its predecessor in opulence, the series' producers were handed an immensely high budget for the era and cast a handful of well-known movie stars among its leads, including Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Katharine Ross and Ricardo Montalban. However, The Colbys was ultimately a ratings disappointment, and was canceled after two seasons.

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The Colbys Seasons and Episodes

09/24/1986Season 2 - 25 episodes
#1 | 09/24/1986The Gathering Storm
#2 | 09/25/1986No Exit
#3 | 10/02/1986Jason's Choice
#4 | 10/16/1986The Matchmaker
#5 | 10/23/1986Something Old, Something New
#6 | 10/30/1986The Gala
#7 | 11/06/1986Bloodlines
#8 | 11/13/1986Deceptions
#9 | 11/27/1986And Baby Makes Four
#10 | 12/04/1986Bid for Freedom
#11 | 12/11/1986Sanctuary
#12 | 12/18/1986Reaching Out
#13 | 01/01/1987Power Plays
#14 | 01/07/1987The Legacy
#15 | 01/15/1987The Home-Wrecker
#16 | 01/22/1987Manhunt
#17 | 01/29/1987All Fall Down
#18 | 02/05/1987Guilty Party
#19 | 02/12/1987Fallon's Baby
#20 | 02/26/1987Answered Prayers
#21 | 03/05/1987Return Engagement
#22 | 03/12/1987Devil's Advocate
#23 | 03/19/1987Betrayals
#24 | 03/25/1987The Dead End
#25 | 03/26/1987Crossroads
11/20/1985Season 1 - 24 episodes

Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Based on: "Dynasty" (TV show/series, 1981-)
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: French (FR)
Translated into 6 languages: Bosnian (BS), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Croatian (HR)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 11/20/1985
Last episode released on: 03/26/1987
Executive Producer: Aaron Spelling
Composer: Bill Conti

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WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:5212, Added: 05/12/2018, Last updated: 06/23/2024