Considered by many to be CBS' answer to the "Cosby Show", Charlie & Co. followed the Richmond family, headed by dad Charlie, played by funny-man Flip Wilson a blue-collar worker and his ... See full summary »

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1986   1985  
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 Charlie Richmond (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Diana Richmond (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
Fran Robinson ...
 Lauren Richmond (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Charlie Richmond Jr. (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Robert Richmond (18 episodes, 1985-1986)
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 Walter Simpson (13 episodes, 1985)
Richard Karron ...
 Milton Bieberman (13 episodes, 1985)
Kip King ...
 Ronald Sandler (13 episodes, 1985)
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 Jim Coyle (13 episodes, 1985)
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 Miguel Santana (13 episodes, 1985)
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Considered by many to be CBS' answer to the "Cosby Show", Charlie & Co. followed the Richmond family, headed by dad Charlie, played by funny-man Flip Wilson a blue-collar worker and his wife, Diana, played by Gladys Knight. Though it was seen as more realistic and relateable than the upscale Huxtable family, Charlie & Co. was not able to latch on to the public the way Cosby had. Written by <journal101@yahoo.com>

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18 September 1985 (USA)  »

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Wasn't All That Bad!
20 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember when CBS and ABC had to have their answer to the huge success of the Cosby Show. CBS brought Flip Wilson and Gladys Knight as a middle class African American show living in an apartment with children played by Jaleel White who became better known as super nerd, Urkel on Family Matters and Kristoff St. John who is on Young and the Restless as Neil Winters. The show also included the wonderful Della Reese. The cast was first rate but the writing was forgettable at best. I don't recall much except that the network was trying to cash in on Cosby's success. Either way, the first rate cast moved on to better themselves.


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