Charles in Charge

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Charles in Charge
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Premiere October 3, 1984
Finale December 8, 1990
Creator Michael Jacobs
Barbara Weisberg
Network CBS (season 1)
Syndication (seasons 2-5)
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Al Burton Productions
Scholastic Productions
Universal Television
Seasons 5
Episodes 126
Origin USA

Charles in Charge is a sitcom that aired on CBS for one season and in syndication for four seasons.

Charles first worked for the Pembroke family: wife Jill, husband Stan, and their three children: Lila, Douglas, and Jason.

When the show ended its run on CBS, and entered first-run syndication in 1987, the story explained that the Pembrokes sub-leased their house and moved to Seattle, and the Powells moved in instead, thereby allowing Charles to live downstairs yet again. This time, the family consisted of grandfather Walter, mother Ellen (whose husband was in the Navy and consequently could only visit his family sporadically), and her three children: Jamie, Sarah, and Adam.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Scott Baio Charles 1 2 3 4 5
Willie Aames Buddy Lembeck 1 2 3 4 5
Julie Cobb Jill Pembroke 1
James Widdoes Stan Pembroke 1
April Lerman Lila Pembroke 1
Jonathan Ward Douglas Pembroke 1
Michael Pearlman Jason Pembroke 1
Jennifer Runyon Gwendolyn Pierce 1
James T. Callahan Walter Powell 2 3 4 5
Sandra Kerns Ellen Powell 2 3 4 5
Nicole Eggert Jamie Powell 2 3 4 5
Josie Davis Sarah Powell 2 3 4 5
Alexander Polinsky Adam Powell 2 3 4 5
Justin Whalin Anthony 4
Ellen Travolta Lillian 3 4 5

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One October 3, 1984 April 3, 1985 22
Syndication
Season Two January 3, 1987 October 31, 1987 26
Season Three September 26, 1987 1988 26
Season Four 1988 1989 26
Season Five December 25, 1989 1990 26

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season February 14, 2006 3 purchase
The Complete Second Season November 20, 2007 3 purchase
The Complete Third Season May 20, 2008 3 purchase
The Complete Fourth Season
Amazon Exclusive
March 24, 2009 3 purchase
The Complete Fifth Season
Amazon Exclusive
July 28, 2009 3 purchase
Episode Collections
The Best of Charles in Charge August 26, 2008 1 purchase

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