The ‘80s sure brought us some spectacular fads and trends, but the one thing that really stands out about this era is the quality of wholesome comedy sitcoms. It’s true that they just don’t make them like they used to.
For those who were around and remember the ‘80s, Wednesday night was the highlight of the week for sitcoms as we waited patiently for that famous tune to start playing: “New boy in the neighborhood, lives downstairs and it’s understood. He’s there just to take good care of me, like he’s one of the family…”
If you can complete the next line of these lyrics, then there is no doubt that you were the ultimate Charles in Charge fan. Charles was the perfect American gentleman with a heart of gold and mind full of girls that kept us entertained from 1984 to 1990 with his boy next door smile and crazy antics.
The show survived a cancellation after the completion of the first season due to poor ratings, but luckily – thanks to loyal fans and a few plot changes – the series was brought back and ratings were through the roof.
Fast forward to 28 years later, fans still have fond memories of the cast and the comedic side of the show. While some cast members have stepped out of the limelight altogether, others have been featured in other premiers. Join us on a journey of the then and now as we celebrate the nostalgia of the phenomenon that was Charles in Charge and see what the stars from the series are up to these days.
[post_page_title]Sandra Kerns as Ellen Powell[/post_page_title]
Sandra Kerns, born July 20, 1949, was an active and successful actress back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. She played, Ellen Powell and was one of the older and regular cast members on the show, Charles in Charge. Kerns had an important role as the mother of the Powell family. She appeared in multiple seasons from the time the show first aired, but eventually became only a recurring character and did not show up as much in later seasons.