Dynasty is an ABC network primetime TV soap opera created by Richard & Esther Shapiro.

The show aired from January 12, 1981 to May 11, 1989, lasting for nine seasons and 220 episodes.

It also spawned the spin-off series "The Colbys" which aired from November 1985 to March 1987.

In October of 1991, ABC aired a two-part mini-series called "Dynasty: The Reunion."


The series centered on the Carringtons, a wealthy family residing in Denver, Colorado.


  • John Forsythe as Blake Carrington
  • Linda Evans as Krystle Grant Jennings Carrington
  • Pamela Sue Martin\Emma Samms as Fallon Carrington Colby
  • John James as Jeff Colby
  • Al Corley\Jack Coleman as Steve Carrington
  • Joan Collins as Alexis Colby
  • Pamela Bellwood as Claudia Blaisdel Carrington
  • Heather Locklear as Sammy Jo Carrington
  • Gordon Thomson\Robin Sachs as Adam Carrington
  • Lee Bergere as Joseph Anders
  • Lloyd Bochner as Cecil Colby Lloyd
  • Kathleen Beller as Kirby Anders
  • Michael Nader as Dex Dexter
  • Diahann Carroll as Dominique Deveraux
  • Catherine Oxenburg as Amanda Carrington
  • Leann Hunley as Dana Waring Carrington
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