The Colbys (1985)

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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.

  1. Esther Shapiro


  2. Richard Shapiro


  3. Robert Mason Pollock


  4. Eilen Pollock


Series Cast

  1. Stephanie Beacham

    Stephanie Beacham

    49 Episodes

  2. Ricardo Montalban

    Ricardo Montalban

    49 Episodes

  3. Maxwell Caulfield

    Maxwell Caulfield

    49 Episodes

  4. Emma Samms

    Emma Samms

    49 Episodes

  5. Claire Yarlett

    Claire Yarlett

    49 Episodes

  6. Tracy Scoggins

    Tracy Scoggins

    49 Episodes

  7. Charlton Heston

    Charlton Heston

    49 Episodes

  8. Barbara Stanwyck

    Barbara Stanwyck

    49 Episodes

  9. Katharine Ross

    Katharine Ross

    Francesca Scott Colby Hamilton Langdon

    49 Episodes

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Last Season

The Colbys

Season 2

1986 | 25 Episodes

Season 2 of The Colbys premiered on September 24, 1986.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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