Episodes: 49 (hour)
TV show dates: November 20, 1985 – March 26, 1987
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Charlton Heston, John James, Katharine Ross, Emma Samms, Stephanie Beacham, Tracy Scoggins, Maxwell Caulfield, Ricardo Montalban, Claire Yarlett, Kim Morgan Greene, Barbara Stanwyck, Joseph Campanella, Ken Howard, Adrian Paul, James Houghton, Shanna Reed, Charles Van Eman, Philip Brown, Gary Morris, Diahann Carroll, Anna Levine, Georgann Johnson, Judson Earney Scott, and Kevin McCarthy.
TV show description:
This Dynasty spin-off begins with Jeff Colby (John James) moving to Los Angeles after the death of his wife, Fallon. It turns out though that Fallon (Emma Samms) actually survived the plane crash and, suffering from amnesia, falls in love with and marries Jeff’s cousin Miles (Maxwell Caulfield).
The strong-willed heads of the Colby family and oil empire are siblings Jason (Charlton Heston) and his single sister Constance (Barbara Stanwyck). Jason is married to wicked Sable (Stephanie Beacham) and together, they’ve raised three children – headstrong Miles, his attorney twin sister Monica (Tracy Scoggins), and idealistic partygirl Bliss (Claire Yarlett).
Jeff’s mother, Francesca (Katharine Ross), returns after years away, at the invitation of Constance. This causes a great deal of havoc since “Frankie” is Sable’s estranged sister whose earlier relationship with Jason starts to be rekindled. With her marriage falling apart, Sable is attracted to Jason’s enemy, shipping tycoon Zachary Powers (Ricardo Montalban).