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Charles in Charge on DVD:

Charles in Charge - The Complete First Season

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Charles in Charge - The Complete Second Season

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Charles in Charge - The Complete Third Season

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Charles in Charge - The Complete Fourth Season (Amazon.com Exclusive)

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Charles in Charge - Season 5 (Amazon.com Exclusive)

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Charles in Charge - The Best of

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News:

Michael Pearlman

Our friend Eric at JustMyShow.com has a new podcast up featuring an interview with Michael Pearlman. Before Jamie, Sarah and Adam Powell on Charles in Charge, there was Lila, Douglas and Jason Pembroke. Don't be confused. Michael Pearlman is here to give you the inside word on Charles in Charge's first family--the Pembrokes. I liked the Pembrokes. They were fun and not as known as the Powells. I may have preferred the more popular Powell seasons, but the Pembrokes were also good and started this show off!

As an actor, Michael Pearlman is best know for the role of Jason Pembroke in the first season of Charles in Charge. He has since left Hollywood for Wyoming where he writes the outdoor adventure blog Generation Recreation.

Eric even gives us at SitcomsOnline a quick mention in the first question to Michael! So now this makes this interview a must listen! Thanks Eric! So head on over to JustMyShow.com to listen to the interview Eric does with Michael Pearlman! And after you listen to that, get more of Michael Pearlman over there by listening to bonus clips, which includes Michael talking about how he got the role and how it was to meet the second family. Good stuff!


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Photo Gallery:

Charles in Charge Photo Gallery - over 450 photos!


Broadcast History:

First Telecast: October 3, 1984 (on CBS)
Last Telecast: July 24, 1985 (on CBS)
(then went into first-run syndication)

Oct 1984-Apr 1985, CBS Wed 8:00-8:30
Apr 1985, CBS Sat 8:00-8:30
Jun 1985-Jul 1985, CBS Wed 8:00-8:30
(In first-run syndication from January 1987 to December 1990)

Total number of episodes: 126


Cast:

Scott Baio as Charles - Scott Baio Photo Gallery
Julie Cobb
as Jill Pembroke (1984-1985)
James Widdoes
as Stan Pembroke (1984-1985)
April Lerman
as Lila Pembroke (1984-1985) - April Lerman Photo Gallery
Jonathan Ward
as Douglas Pembroke (1984-1985) - Jonathan Ward Photo Gallery
Michael Pearlman
as Jason Pembroke (1984-1985) - Michael Pearlman Photo Gallery
Willie Aames
as Buddy Lembeck - Willie Aames Photo Gallery
Jennifer Runyon
as Gwendolyn Pierce (1984-1985) - Jennifer Runyon Photo Gallery
James Callahan
as Walter Powell (1987-1990)
Sandra Kerns
as Ellen Powell (1987-1990)
Nicole Eggert
as Jamie Powell (1987-1990) - Nicole Eggert Photo Gallery
Josie Davis
as Sarah Powell (1987-1990) - Josie Davis Photo Gallery
Alexander Polinsky
as Adam Powell (1987-1990) - Alexander Polinsky Photo Gallery
Ellen Travolta
as Lillian (1987-1990)
Justin Whalin
as Anthony (1988)
Erika Eleniak
as Stephanie Curtis (1988-1989)


Theme Songs/Video Clips:

Wavs:

Download the Charles in Charge opening theme song - 1984-85 CBS version
Download the Charles in Charge closing theme song - 1984-85 CBS version

Download the Charles in Charge opening theme song - 1988
Download the Charles in Charge closing theme song - 1987 version

MP3s:

Download the Charles in Charge opening theme song - syndicated stereo version in mp3 format
Download the Charles in Charge 1984 CBS version theme song in MP3 format

Video Clips:

Download a MPG video file of the Charles in Charge 1st season opening theme credits
Download a MPG video file of the Charles in Charge 3rd season ending theme credits

Download a MPG video file of the Charles in Charge 4th season opening theme credits

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6 CD

Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 6 CD

Includes the Charles in Charge theme song (CBS version) - 65 total tv themes

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Theme Song Lyrics:

Composed by: David Kurtz, Michael Jacobs, & Al Burton; Theme vocalist: Shandi

New boy in the neighborhood
Lives downstairs and it is understood.
He’s there just to take good care of me,
Like he’s one of the family.

Charles in Charge of our days and our nights
Charles in Charge of our wrongs and our rights

And I sing, I want, I want Charles in Charge of me.

Charles in Charge of our days and our nights
Charles in Charge of our wrongs and our rights

And I sing, I want, I want Charles in Charge of me.


Series Summary:

Charles in Charge Cast - Season 1 Charles in Charge Cast

One of two 1984 series featuring hunky guys working as domestics (the other was ABC's Who's the Boss), Charles in Charge was the saga of a 19-year-old college student who went to work as a male governess for a busy working couple. In exchange for room, board, and a little spending money, Charles tried valiantly to keep a rein on Stan and Jill's three rambunctious children: cute, boy-crazy Lila (14); sarcastic Douglas (12); and happy-go-lucky Jason (10). Charles worked hard at the job and at his studies, but still managed to find time to hang out with his best friend Buddy and to pursue the girl of his dreams, beautiful, sexy coed Gwendolyn Pierce.

When Charles in Charge returned to the air as a first-run syndicated series in early 1987, only Charles and Buddy were left from the original cast. The Pembrokes had moved to Seattle and sold their house to the Powells, who became Charles' new employers. The man of the house was not Mr. Powell, a Navy commander stationed in the South Seas, but his cranky father Walter, himself a retired career Navy man. Also in the house were Walter's daughter-in-law Ellen, and his three grandchildren, Jamie (14), Sarah (13), and Adam (12). Jamie was much more outgoing, worldly, and boy-crazy than her younger sister and seemed to be forever preoccupied with getting Sarah out of her shell, while Sarah was moving at a much slower, but for her more comfortable, pace. Rambunctious Adam could have been a clone of Jason Pembroke.

That fall Charles' loving mother, Lillian, came from Scranton for a short visit. She bought his favorite hangout, Sid's Pizza Parlor, and took up permanent residence in New Brunswick. Not only did he have to deal with her good-natured meddling, but picking up girls at Sid's, when she was there, was not what it used to be.

During the 1988-1989 season, Lillian converted the pizza parlor to a nostalgic diner named The Yesterday Cafe, her hip young nephew, Anthony, came to live with her for awhile, and Charles was involved with sexy Stephanie--his most serious romance since Gwendolyn. In the last original episode, which aired in December 1990, Charles was accepted to graduate school at Princeton.

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Episode Guide:

Click here for the titles, one-line summaries, and guest stars for all 126 episodes


Did You Know?

Click here for interesting facts about the show and cast members; also a section on the Charles in Charge/Happy Days connection


Where does Charles in Charge air?:

Stations airing it include (this is list may not be totally accurate as channels frequently change their schedules, check your local listings):

KTXH Houston, TX, Tues-Sat 4:00AM CT
KCYU/KFFX Spokane, WA Weekdays 7:30am PT
WUXP Nashville, TN Sundays 6:30am CT
WWOR New York, NY Weekdays 7:30am ET

Updated: 09/06/06

South Africa/Africa, The Series Channel
Slovenia - Televizija Kanal A
Italy - Happy Channel (satellite pay tv channel) known as the Babysitter there - recently finished after all episodes were broadcasted
Russia (Moscow) STS-8, no longer on there
New Zealand, TV4, Sundays at 5PM
CTS (Toronto, Canada), no longer on there

If you have any corrections or additions to this list, please contact me.


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Links:

Completely Unofficial Charles in Charge page - cast info, lots of pictures, episode guide, links, miscellaneous information, quotes, themes

Charles in Charge: The Unofficial Homepage - cast info, episode guide, notable guest appearances, trivia

Charles in Charge page (Tim's TV Showcase) - general show and cast information, photos, and links

Charles in Charge episode guide (TV.com) - episode titles airdates, guest stars, and episode summaries

Charles in Charge episode list (epguides.com) - episode titles and airdates

Charles in Charge (ClassicTVHits.com) - episode list, photo gallery, sounds, and more

The One and Only Scott Baio Homepage - information on his movies and tv series, lots of photos, sound files, miscellaneous information - the definative (and only!) source for Scott Baio fans!

The Willie Aames Worship Page - photos, filmography, and more

Nicole Eggert on "Charles in Charge" - lots of video captures, tv schedule, episode guide, cast info, links, titles of Charles in Charge in different countries

Nicole Eggert/Charles in Charge site by Hartmih - photos, cast information/biographies, theme songs, links, and Nicole Eggert desktop theme images (available in English or Russian)

Nicole Eggert Home Page (the original) - biography, filmography, pictures, sounds, videos, and much more

Don Meraso's Charles in Charge Page - general information and photos (in Russian)

Scott Baio Russian Fan Club - bio, photos, and more (in Russian)

Yahoo links for Nicole Eggert

Aren't They Cute - Michael Pearlman and Scott Baio pictures, general Charles in Charge info

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Internet Movie Database entry for Charles in Charge

Wikipedia entry for Charles in Charge

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