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Charles in Charge is an American sitcom series which stars Scott Baio as Charles, a 19-year-old student at the fictional Copeland College in New Jersey[1], who worked as a live-in babysitter in exchange for room and board[2]. Baio directed many episodes of the show, and is credited with his full name, Scott Vincent Baio. It was first broadcast on CBS from October 3, 1984 to April 3, 1985, where it was cancelled due to a struggle in the Nielsen ratings, and then a more successful first-run syndication run from January 3, 1987 to December 14, 1990. 126 original episodes were aired in total. It was produced by Al Burton Productions and Scholastic Productions in association with Universal Television.

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1 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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3 Syndication New family and worse writing
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1 I caught this show in syndication, and it really is not horrible. The writing could be better, but I've seen worse. Those girls were super-cute! At least that was something. Of course Scott Baio in anything automatically takes points off your score. -- Submitted By: (Englebert) on February 22, 2014, 1:49 pm - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
2 This show's always given a bad rap, especially by TV Guide (Like they have room to talk)..i really didn't think it was that bad, despite Baio being in it, and it did give us Nicole Eggert, who'd eventually become a Baywatch babe -- Submitted By: (stryker73) on June 27, 2012, 6:39 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 Baio was one of those teen 'stars' that Hollywood execs were banking on to become a hot ticket item, and they were determined to keep chucking him down the audience's collective throat until they could finally come up with a property he'd catch fire in and become a major star (think of him as a proto-Keanu Reeves, only without the latter's fluke success). Never happened, and the fact that his career high point was 'Joanie Loves Chachi' tells you pretty much all you'd ever need to know about this Grade-B wanna-be matinee idol. -- Submitted By: (elainewood) on December 9, 2010, 5:27 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Scott Baio was a star in America. THAT HAPPENED. -- Submitted By: (VeritechRyan) on October 21, 2010, 12:07 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 The original family cast and production team was not bad and they were aiming the jokes at two levels - kids and adults. The re-worked show that came back made very little sense for Charles being there as others have noted, also, they seemed to be playing to a lower common denominator with the humor. Somehow the show had some notable guests and co-stars "before they were stars", otherwise, CinC would be barely remembered - except for (Jennifer Runyon) Gwendolyn Pierce. She was fine looking. -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 22, 2010, 9:41 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I think the Bibleman thing was a limited gig. Seems like he ran on some more tough times after that and tried to take his own like a few years ago. I read that he's pulled his life back together, is now, more or less, out of show-business and now works as a financial consultant or something like that . http://www.kmbc.com/news/22298368/detail.html -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 28, 2010, 9:45 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I thought Willie Ames was a born again christian, who goes around the country doing christian shows for kids as Bibleman. -- Submitted By: (fletch000) on January 27, 2010, 10:19 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I'm sorry but this just didn't make any sense. Why would kidsas oldas the Powells' need a babysitter? Even the youngest the little boy is of an age where he can do simple things like wipe his own rearend without burning the house down. Even then couldn't the grandpa watch them or was playing with his toy boats so important he can't even be bothered to do simple tasks like answering a door and would always yell doorbell!. -- Submitted By: (TheAdamantiumElbow) on September 14, 2009, 8:00 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 This show BTFs before the theme song even finishes! There's just something creepy about a chrous of teenage girls gushing, "I want Charles in charge of me!" To answer Chubby's question, Willie Aames, according to his Wiki bio, is still alive and has been mostly drug free since about the mid-90s (after 20 years of addiction), but is not without issues: in the last year or so, he's dealt with separation from his wife, bankruptcy, and falling off the wagon, which led to a suicide attempt. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willie_Aames) That's too bad, because he never struck me as being a bad person. It looks like for now he's pretty much out of the celebrity scene while he works on getting his life back together. -- Submitted By: (Mythigator) on July 15, 2009, 7:34 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Isnt Willie Ames a drug addict/ or dead now? Seriously? Can one of our rookie fish scalers find out about this legend of the small screen? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 15, 2009, 6:06 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 As far as I'm concerned, Scott Baio is as guilty as Ted McGinley of leading TV shows to the fish market or shark cage or whatever. Baio (whom many dellusional girls thought was cute in the 1970s) appeared on such garbage scows as "Blansky's Beauties," "Who's Watching the Kids" (Jim Belushi's first gig, as well), "Joannie Loves Chachi" and this excrement sandwich. Oh well, at least we haved "Zapped" to fall back on. Willie Ames, where are you ...? -- Submitted By: (GregEichelberger) on July 15, 2009, 3:59 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I wonder how much "Fish Boning" Scott Baio was doing on the set of this Clunker of a show! I swear, how did this guy get all of these women over the years?!!? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on June 20, 2009, 7:51 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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