Charles in Charge

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Charles in Charge
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Premiere October 3, 1984
Finale January 19, 1990
Creator Barbara Weisberg and
Michael Jacobs
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 1 2 3 4 5
Scott Baio Charles * * * * *
Willie Aames Buddy Lembeck * * * * *
Julie Cobb Jill Pembroke *
James Widdoes Stan Pembroke *
April Lerman Lila Pembroke *
Jonathan Ward Douglas Pembroke *
Michael Pearlman Jason Pembroke *
Jennifer Runyon Gwendolyn Pierce *
James T. Callahan Walter Powell * * * *
Sandra Kerns Ellen Powell * * * *
Nicole Eggert Jamie Powell * * * *
Josie Davis Sarah Powell * * * *
Alexander Polinsky Adam Powell * * * *
Justin Whalin Anthony *
Ellen Travolta Lillian * * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One October 3, 1984 April 3, 1985 22
Syndication
Season Two January 4, 1987 February 17, 1987 26
Season Three January 3, 1988 February 17, 1988 26
Season Four December 26, 1988 January 20, 1989 26
Season Five December 25, 1989 January 19, 1990 26

In-Depth

DVD Releases

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

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