Thursday, February 10, 2011

THE COLBYS #212 'Reaching Out'

Hello, guys! I'm back with more of "The Colbys" and a new "Steven & Bart" series on my original YouTube channel.

Thank you for all your comments and messages - I'm sorry I wasn't able to respond sooner, too busy with my work and traveling, and I didn't want to make any additional empty promises.

I hope to continue posting "The Colbys" on Thursday nigths, which means we should now be done with the season in May - just like the regular TV season in the US. :)

I'll also try to post some additional pictures, videos and articles about "Dynasty" in the days to come. Again, I would hate to make any promises, but do check back from time to time.

So, no - the site is not dead :) Besides, we can't have our friend Yvan committ suicide. :)

All right, here's now the usual rundown of facts concerning the episode you're about to see:

ORIGINAL AIRDATE: Thursday, December 18, 1986 at 9:00-10:00pm on the ABC TV Network

ORIGINAL TV GUIDE SYNOPSIS: Jason learns that Connie has disappeared; Kolya receives tragic news from his sister in the Soviet Union.

NIELSEN RATINGS: Ranked 52nd (tie) for the week of Dec. 15, 1986

TRIVIA: CBS aired an episode of "Designing Women" against this episode of "The Colbys," moving the show from its successful Monday night time slot, in order to boost its Thursday night line-up. The move was however disastrous as the sitcom sank to 58th place (from 20th the week before). Star Dixie Carter was quoted as saying: "We did not win over 'The Colbys'?! I didn't expect that..."

READ ABOUT "THE COLBYS": Yet another article about prime time soaps slipping in the ratings (from December 1986):


  1. Let me be the first to welcome you back and thank you for resurrecteing this blog by uploading another episode of The Colbys!
    Thank you and take care!

  2. Thanks LB, I was so worried you would not continue, although I wasnt going do do myself in. Was just a bit depressed! Thanks for the memories, Sean

  3. Thank you LB welcome back

  4. Great new Dynasty site in the works . It's not finished but seems cool so far...check it out. Just wanted to share mor Dynasty love!!

  5. WELCOME BACK LB! So glad to get my Colbys fix on!


  6. LB welcome back! We've missed you :) looking forward to more articles and photos of Dynasty when you have the time.

  7. Welcome back!!!!!!

  8. LB is back!!!
    ok i will not kill myself then!
    ps : welcome back!!!!

  9. Thanks LB. Happy to have you back!

  10. Like the phenix rising from the ashes, LB is back !
    Keep up the good work !
    I also hope that you will air new episodes of "Samantha", that would be so cool !

  11. Welcome back and thanks for the great entertainment!

  12. Hi! I'm a (french) old and faithful follower of your channels (you tube, dailymotion etc. ) Glad to see you back!Your regular and long absences always make me fear you may be sick...! I hope it's just a question of schedule or work...
    About a sequel to Dynasty: I can't see the interest without the main characters we were fond of... John Forsythe passed out, Poor Linda Evans seems to have been abducted by Fallon's Aliens... The magic is gone, let's stick to our memories... Look what happened to " Melrose Place"... Resurecting old shows is (I think) a mistake. They were an alchemy between special characters, plots, and audience, they belong to a specific era. (For example: can the upcoming new "dallas" be anything else than a betrayal, or a dull gallery of our favorite characters ageing...?) On the contrary, a "Dynasty" about Blake and Alexis past with a fresh cast(a miniseries I mean) could bring back the glamour and the atmosphere of the sixties and let us know much more about Alexis, Blake, Caress, Blake's father( and therefore Dominique, why not?) the Roger Grimes Story line etc. etc.


  14. Hey there, I'm enquiring about purchasing the complete run (all 49 episodes) of The Colbys from you on dvd. You're the only one that I can find who has them and I'd really appreciate it if you can please help me out here. I'm willing to pay over $200 for both seasons of The Colbys. Please email me back to discuss further details. I'd be really grateful if you can help me. Please email me at

    I really do hope to hear back from you. Thank You.


  15. Oh, thank you so much for all the kind messages. That's lovely. And thanks for your concern XY-Project, but I'm doing very well. No need to worry. I just tend to disappear from time to time. That's what I do. :) I'll add my thoughts on the prequel vs. new series in a separate post once this week's poll is closed.