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Charles in Charge

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Charles in Charge was a situation comedy television show broadcast on CBS which starred Scott Baio as Charles, a college student living with the Powell family as a live in babysitter. It was first broadcast from October 3, 1984 until July 24, 1985 and then syndicated from 1987 until December 8, 1990. 126 original episodes were aired in total.


Charles (Scott Baio)
Buddy Lembeck (Willie Aames)
Walter Powell (James T. Callahan) 1987-1990
Jill Pembroke (Julie Cobb) 1984-1985
Sara Powell (Josie Davis) 1987-1990
Jamie Powell (Nicole Eggert) 1987-1990
Stephanie (Erika Eleniak) 1988-1989
Ellen Powell (Sandra Kerns) 1987-1990
Lila Pembroke (April Lerman) 1984-1985
Tiffany Kovac (Denise Miller) 1987-1990
Jason Michael Pembroke (Michael Pearlman) 1984-1985
Adam Powell (Alexander Polinsky) 1987-1990
Gwendolyn Pierce (Jennifer Runyon) 1984-1985
Charles' mother Lillian (Ellen Travolta) 1987-1990
Douglas Pembroke (Jonathan Ward) 1984-1985
Anthony (Justin Whalin) 1988
Stan Pembroke (James Widdoes) 1984-1985


  • The theme song from Charles in Charge was one of the songs Brian Griffin and Stewie Griffin sang in their TV medley on the Family Guy Live in Vegas album.
  • Charles' mother Ellen Travolta, is John Travolta's sister.
  • Guest stars included Paul Walker and Ben Stein.


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Aired: October 3, 1984 - July 24, 1985 (syndicated from 1987 - December 8, 1990)

Cast: Scott Baio, Julie Cobb

Network: CBS

Genre: Sitcom

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