I'm not sure if this particular topic has been discussed on this new site already, but I just thought I would kick-start it here. Would Dynasty's spinoff, The Colbys, been more successful had it started earlier? I've always thought the reason Knots Landing became the hit it was because it started when Dallas itself was still young, and the two shows rose together. (Of course, Dallas was the greater hit, although Knots outlasted it.) I've often thought The Colbys should have started around the fall of 1982 or maybe in early 1983. I my theory, I wouldn't have killed Cecil, but brought him over to California, and I seriously doubt I would have did a whole lot of "introducing" this new family dynasty on the parent show. They already had a Colby--Cecil--who was equal to Blake in many ways, and this could have generated conflict with his brother Jason. Of course, I would have took Jeff over, and perhaps Sammy Jo or Kirby. Sammy Jo probably would have been better; she could have pursued an acting/modeling career in California and her storylines with the ever-confused Steven could have stopped. Had Dynasty II started earlier, Pamela Sue Martin would have still been around as Fallon, and possibly (...just possibly) she would have stuck around longer had the scripts been more to her liking. Maybe "the baby" (or the spinoff) would have matured and perhaps even outlasted Dynasty (just as Knots outlasted Dallas). Simply a theory... What do you think?