Charles, a college student, moves in with the Powell family as the housekeeper, baby-sitter, and friend to the children. Along with his best friend, Buddy, Charles attempts to manage his life, especially college and girls, as well as tend to the family.
Last Episode05x26 Almost Family Aired: Jul. 30, 1990
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Series Fun Facts
- Charles's last name is never mentioned. In fact, at times the writers had to go out of their way to avoid mentioning his, or his mother's surname. This lead people to think that Scott Baio…
[show]Charles's last name is never mentioned. In fact, at times the writers had to go out of their way to avoid mentioning his, or his mother's surname. This lead people to think that Scott Baio was once again playing the role of Charles Arcola aka "Chachi" from Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi. Ellen Travolta, played Scott Baio's mother on all three series. On Charles in Charge her name was Lillian and on the previous two series she was Louisa Arcola-Delvecchio.
- Originally broadcast for a year on CBS (October 1984-July 1985), then went to first-run syndication starting in January 1987.
- The role of Charles was written for Michael J. Fox, who declined.