Show Type: Sitcom

First Telecast: September 20, 1976

Last Telecast: August 15, 1977

Broadcast History:

September 1976-August 1977, Monday 9:30-10:00 on CBS


Richard C. Barrington..... Richard Crenna

Charlotte (Charley) Drake..... Bernadette Peters

Lucy Daniels..... Lee Chamberlain

Allen Brooks..... J.A. Preston

Ginger Livingston..... Judy Kahan

Sen. Wayne Joplin..... Jack Dodson

Lanny Wolf (1977)..... Michael Keaton


As if the difference in their ages wasn't enough of a problem, 49-year-old political columnist Richard Barrington and his vivacious 23-year-old girlfriend Charley, a free-lance photographer, were also at opposite ends of the political spectrum: He was an archconservative and she was a "liberated" liberal. Love somehow managed to keep them together, despite the stormy outbursts that occurred when the subject of government and governmental policies happened to come up, which was quite often, since this series was set in Washington D.C.

Al Brooks was Richard's assistant; his girlfriend Lucy was a reporter for CBS News in Washington. Charley's roommate Ginger was involved with a married Congressman; Wayne Joplin was a liberal senator and friend of Richard's who usually sided with Charley in any disagreement between the couple. When Richard became a special assistant to President Carter, Ginger became his secretary and "super-hip" Carter aide Lanny Wolf became a permanent member of the cast.