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Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series starring Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board. Baio directed many episodes of the show, and was credited with his full name, Scott Vincent Baio.

It was first broadcast on CBS from October 3, 1984 to April 3, 1985, when it was cancelled due to a struggle in the Nielsen ratings. It then had a more successful first-run syndication run from January 3, 1987 to November 10, 1990, as 126 original episodes were aired in total. The show was produced by Al Burton Productions and Scholastic Productions in association with Universal Television, and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution and New Line Cinema Corporation.

  1. Michael Jacobs


Series Cast

  1. Scott Baio

    Scott Baio


    126 Episodes

  2. Willie Aames

    Willie Aames

    Buddy Lembeck

    126 Episodes

  3. Nicole Eggert

    Nicole Eggert

    Jamie Powell

    104 Episodes

  4. James T. Callahan

    James T. Callahan

    Walter Powell

    104 Episodes

  5. Josie Davis

    Josie Davis

    Sarah Powell

    104 Episodes

  6. Alexander Polinsky

    Alexander Polinsky

    Adam Powell

    104 Episodes

  7. Sandra Kerns

    Sandra Kerns

    Ellen Powell

    52 Episodes

  8. Michael Pearlman

    Jason Michael Pembroke

    23 Episodes

  9. James Widdoes

    James Widdoes

    Stan Pembroke

    22 Episodes

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Charles in Charge

Season 5

1989 | 26 Episodes

Season 5 of Charles in Charge premiered on December 25, 1989.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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