Thursday, July 14, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.23 "Betrayals"

My plan to post the last 3 remaining episodes of "The Colbys" last month didn't work out, those of you with blogs on Blogger may know why - it was not possible to publish anything the last couple of days of June.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

DYNASTY Poll Results: Best Season

I'm happy to say, my favorite season of "DYNASTY" came out on top in our recent "What are your favorite DYNASTY seasons" poll.

THE COLBYS #2.22 "Devil's Advocate"

Bianca Jagger makes a guest appearance in this episode of "The Colbys" as a mysterious woman from Phillip Colby's past, who may help Jason shed some light on his brother's true intentions.


I think Linda Evans fans are really going to love this post. Following recent Joan Collins and Stephanie Beacham collections, here are now as many as 20 HQ photographs of "Dynasty's" original principal lady - Linda Evans.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.21 "Return Engagement"

This is the 45th episode of "The Colbys" (21st episode of the 2nd season). Now that Phillip has come back from the dead, how is the family going to react to his return? And will there still be a chance for Sable and Jason to get back together?

Sunday, May 29, 2011

DYNASTY Pix: Stephanie Beacham

Someone asked in the comments section the other day for a pix post with Stephanie Beacham's HQ promo stills from "Dynasty" and "The Colbys" along the lines of the one I did for Joan Collins on her birthday.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.20 "Answered Prayers"

This is one of my favorite episodes of "The Colbys." Not only does "Hoyt Parker" finally reveal himself to the family, but it gives Stephanie Beacham a lot of great material to work with. And seeing Miles in his polo outfit back on a horse, doesn't hurt either.

DYNASTY's Season 9: More Ginger Ale, Than Gin-and-Tonics

A couple of articles now from the summer of 1988 after "Dallas" producer David Paulsen came on board to try to salvage "Dynasty" in its upcoming 9th season, which proved to be the fading soap last.

VIDEO: Joan Collins on Paul O'Grady Live (2011)

The feud is still on. Would Joan Collins bring the play "Legends" to the UK? "Not with Linda Evans!" said Dynasty diva on Paul O'Grady's ITV chat show last night.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CBS Passes on Heather Locklear Comedy Pilot for Fall 2011

Last week CBS announced their fall prime time schedule and "The Assistants," a comedy pilot starring Heather Locklear they were considering for the 2011/12 season, was not on it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Happy Birthday, Joan Collins!!!

Joan Collins is 78 today. Happy birthday, 'Alexis'! And many more to come... To celebrate, I'm posting an EXTENDED UNCUT VERSION of her Piers Morgan 2010 interview (with additional 20 minutes of footage you couldn't see in the videos I originally posted on YouTube). Check it out, after the jump.

Joan Collins Selling NYC Apt.; Linda Evans Has Sold Her House

Joan Collins has decided to unload one of the 4 properties she is known to own - check out the HQ pics of her luxury NYC pad which is on the market for $2.89 million. Meanwhile, her "DYNASTY" co-star Linda Evans has sold her house in L.A. for $2.7 million.

DYNASTY Pix: Joan Collins

Today's edition of DYNASTY Pix is obviously all about Joan Collins. I'll be sharing with you several HQ promo pics for Joan as her DYNASTY character Alexis Colby released by the ABC TV network back in the 80s, during the various stages of the series and depicting several of her iconic looks.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.19: "Fallon's Baby"

One of "The Colbys" boys will be celebrating as tonight we finally learn who the father of Fallon's baby is.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DYNASTY Season 3 Bible: What Could Have Happened

A quick look at the storylines that DYNASTY producers Bob and Eileen Pollock envisioned for season 3 (1982/83) that had been either entirely scrapped or simply went into a different direction.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hot Pix & Sexy Video Re-Upload: MAXWELL CAULFIELD

I felt like putting a little eye candy on this blog of mine tonight, so who gets to be the object of my attention? Why, that dreamy Colbys' polo champ Miles, that is Mr. Maxwell Caulfield, in his Grease 2 days, of course.

Monday, May 16, 2011

DYNASTY Articles: Dying Soaps (1989)

Ever since "Dynasty's" Carrington clan got off the Moldavian church floor unscathed and Bobby came out of THE shower over on "Dallas" the press sang soaps' swan song. This Wall Street Journal article concerning the dire state of soaps was however published just 3 days before ABC swung the axe and cancelled the aging soap.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

DYNASTY (ABC): Episode Guide: Season 4 (1983-1984)

In this week's edition of the "DYNASTY" episode guide I'll be looking at season 4 which began in September 1983 when enormous hype surrounded the show and its stars, which moved into the top-3, finally snapping at DALLAS' heels.

DYNASTY Poll Results: The Most Bizarre Storyline

I recently asked you what the most bizarre storyline in Dynasty's 9-season run was (and there have sure been quite a few of those). Well, not surprisingly, Fallon's extraterrestrial adventures took the top honors.

"DYNASTY" Filming Locations: The OTHER Carrington Mansion

The FILOLI Mansion in Woodside and Arden Villa and its lily pond in Pasadena often spring to mind when one thinks of "The Carrington Mansion." Back in seasons 1 and 2 a different property in Beverly Hills was used prominently for filming exteriors.

VIDEO: 80s Best Paid TV Stars

Earlier this week, it was reported Ashton Kutcher would replace Charlie Sheen on the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men" and his per-episode (that's 20-minute episode) salary will be 'only' $800.000-900.000,- (down from Sheen's 1,2 mil + profits). 80s stars could only dream of such exuberant salaries.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

How John James Returned to DYNASTY After THE COLBYS Got Axed by ABC

It would seem like a no-brainer decision. But, John James said he actually had to think whether he wanted to return to "Dynasty" after his failed spin-off got the boot.

FILOLI Wallpapers: Mansion Terrace

I haven't posted one of these in a while, so here's another HQ pic from my Filoli collection (which I tend to use on my desktop) - a mansion terrace on a sunny late winter afternoon (or is it early spring morning?).

Were They Right to Bring Wayne Northrop Back in Season 7?

The producers considered bringing Wayne Northrop's season 1 character Michael - Blake's nosy chauffeur and Fallon's part-time lover - back in season 3. Once they finally got around to it in season 7, I'm not sure I really cared for seeing him on the show again.

Friday, May 13, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.18 "Guilty Party"

No, I did not pull one of my disappearing acts - Blogger service was unavailable last night, so I'm a day late with "The Colbys" this week. Thankfully, it's back, so let's catch up with our favorite Bel Air clan.

DYNASTY Articles: "There's A Bit of Me in Sammy Jo" (People, 1983)

Following her initial 13-episode stint in season 2, and prior to becoming series regular in season 6, Heather Locklear made several notable guest appearances on "Dynasty," the first of which was in early 1983 when "People Magazine" published this article about the actress.

VIDEO: My Favorite 'DYNASTY' Scenes: "You're Trash, Blake!"

This scene takes place in early season 4, when Blake finally tells Alexis she is banned from coming to the mansion.

DYNASTY Pix: Little Does Krystle Know

Today's DYNASTY promo still comes from the season 6 finale episode "The Vendetta" in which Alexis sends Blake and Krystle packing.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.17 "All Fall Down"

And you thought last episode was dramatic? By the end of tonight's installment yet another character is headed for the hospital. And yes, the caption with the photo above is: "My God, Channig! What did you do?" 

Saturday, April 30, 2011

DYNASTY (ABC): Episode Guide: Season 3 (1982-1983)

During its third season "Dynasty" finally turned into a massive hit and entered the top-5. Though it would take 2 more years for the show to reach the overall top ranking, many of the episodes (including the April 1983 season finale) were among its highest-rated ever.

VIDEO: DYNASTY's Joan Collins Meets LOVE BOAT's Gavin MacLeod

In this cutesy little video flashback from September 1985, Aaron Spelling stars are forced to promote their respective series' season premieres. Watch as "Captain Stubing" tries to get Joan Collins to reveal who died in Moldavia.

Friday, April 29, 2011

DYNASTY (ABC) Episode Guide: Season 2 (1981-1982)

I believe most "DYNASTY" episode guides available on the web (at least on the prominent sites like,,, etc.) come from the same source (the defunct as they all contain the same airdate errors - in fact, the official DYNASTY DVDs appear to have used the same information. Here is therefore not only a more comprehensive, but also a more accurate DYNASTY episode guide.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.16 "Manhunt"

You didn't think "Hoyt Parker" was the only guy going after Jason Colby? By the end of this episode of "The Colbys", shots will be fired again and this time - someone will head for the hospital and someone else will actually die.

DYNASTY (ABC) Episode Guide: SEASON 1 (1981)

This episode guide (which I will post in a series of nine articles) will give you a more comprehensive look at the original scheduling of DYNASTY on the ABC TV network, including all reruns, pre-emptions, day and time changes, TV Guide episode synopses, etc.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

VIDEO: Catherine Oxenberg's 2011 Interview

Several days ago, E! Online talked to Catherine Oxenberg, DYNASTY's "Princess of Moldavia" and the real-life daughter of Elizabeth, the Princess of Yugoslavia, about the upcoming royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.

DYNASTY Poll Results: 60s-Set Prequel Movie or New Series?

Would you prefer to see a prequel "DYNASTY" movie set in the 1960s focusing on the romance between Blake and Alexis or a new series set in present time focusing on now-adult Carrington kids and our aging favorites? Here are the final poll results that I owe you from a couple of months ago along with my thoughts on the announced "DYNASTY" movie.

Diahann Carroll Dresses Up DYNASTY (1984)

Today's vintage "Dynasty" article comes from 1984 when Diahann Carroll (49 at the time) joined the "riches-and-bitches soap" and People Magazine called her "the only black actress with a continuing role on a prime-time serial."

DYNASTY Pix: Alexis' Black & White Ball (1986)

Now a couple of stills from the season 7 episode "The Ball" in which Alexis, having been inspired by Viennese parties she saw on "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," throws a glitzy black and white bash at the Carrington mansion, that she famously took over from Blake (and almost dearly paid for) in the season 6 ender.

VIDEO: Al Corley: "Cold Dresses"

Hello again! I hope you all had a fine Easter! Starting off this week's series of post is a little video flashback to 1984 when former "Dynasty" star Al Corley (Steven #1 who was fired from "Dynasty" in 1982) released his album "Square Rooms."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Joan Collins: DYNASTY's DYNAMO (People, 1982)

Shortly before Christmas 1982, Joan Collins had already spent an entire season on ABC's "Dynasty" helping the alleged "Dallas" clone find its own distinctive tone. This People magazine article was published at that time.

VIDEO: Maxwell Caulfield & Juliet Mills 2010 TV Interview

Last fall, "The Colbys" star Maxwell Caulfield and his wife Juliet Mills toured Britain with their play "Bedroom Farce." On September 1, 2010 they both appeared on ITV's "Michael Ball Show" to talk about their 30-year romance and working together.

DYNASTY Pix: The Cast of "The Reunion" Mini-Series (1991)

Happy Easter, everyone! Posting will be light over the next few days, but I will try to add a few items. First, here's a large picture of the cast of the 1991 Reunion mini-series.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

THE COLBYS #2.15 "The Home-Wrecker"

As promised, as of tonight, "The Colbys" is back in its old timeslot here on the Dynasty blog and you can watch the remaining episodes of season 2 every Thursday till June 30.

DYNASTY Pix: JJ & The Divas

Picture of the day is a behind-the-scenes shot of John James, whom his friends and colleagues affectionately called J.J. and the two grand dames of "Dynasty" - Linda Evans and Joan Collins.

VIDEO: Linda Evans on Regis & Kathie Lee (1989)

Now here's a rare find - post-"Dynasty" Linda Evans chatting (in early 1989) to Regis and Kathie Lee Gifford on their ABC daytime talker about leaving the show that made her an international TV superstar.

DYNASTY Poll Results: What's Alexis Up To in 2011?

Again, the results of a previously closed poll that I never got around to publishing - back in December I asked you what Alexis Morrel Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan And God Knows What Other Last Name was up to these days and gave you 7 options.

"Colbys" Star Katharine Ross' Real-Life Daughter Drama

Actress Katharine Ross (Francesca on "The Colbys") recently asked courts to issue a restraining order against her daughter Cleo, who - as the court papers indicate - tried to kill her by stabbing her in arm with scissors.

Joan Collins' Mini-Series Coming to DVD

In addition to finally seeing season 5 of "Dynasty" on region 1 DVD this summer, the fans of Joan Collins in North America will also be able to purchase the official DVDs of the mini-series she developed and starred in for CBS in 1986.

VIDEO: Samantha (16)

As the saga of Samantha Josephine continues, Blake and Krystle begin the adoption process much to Alexis' dismay. Meanwhile, a mysterious young man wakes up in a Singapore hospital wrapped in bandages.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Jack Coleman on Steven (1983) "Impossible to do Gay Stories"

Here are a couple UPI articles released in 1983 featuring interviews with Jack Coleman who inherited the role of "Dynasty's" gay heir Steven Carrington, following Al Corley's dismissal.

VIDEO: My Favorite Scenes: "The Colbys Will Entertain"

Since the very first battle between Krystle and Alexis, it was clear the producers had struck gold with the chemistry between the two ladies. It is not a surprise then such confrontations became a staple on the show.