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The Charmings

The Charmings is an ABC network fantasy sitcom series created by Prudence Fraser & Robert Sternin which aired from March 20, 1987 to February 11, 1988, lasting for two seasons & 21 episodes (leaving one episode unaired).

Plot

The series centered on fairy tale characters Snow White and Prince Charming as they were magically transported to a 20th-century suburb in Burbank, California with their two sons.

Cast

  • Caitlin O'Heaney (1987)\Carol Huston (1987-88) as Snow White Charming
  • Christopher Rich as Prince Eric Charming
  • Brandon Call as Thomas Charming
  • Garette Ratliff Henson as Cory Charming
  • Judy Parfitt as Queen Lillian White
  • Paul Eiding as Don Miller
  • Dori Brenner as Sally Miller
  • Paul Winfield as The Mirror

Production

After the show's first season, Caitlin O'Heaney (who portrayed Snow White), was replaced by Carol Huston.

Broadcast History

After mild success as part of ABC's Friday night lineup, "The Charmings" was moved to Thursday nights for its second season, in a head to head battle with NBC's "Family Ties".

Due to low ratings, the series was canceled after twenty episodes; onne episode remains unaired in the United States, though it was shown during the show's run in the United Kingdom.

Accolades

Year Award Result Category Recipient
1987 Emmy Awards Nominated Outstanding Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork/Video Control for a Series Warren Cress, Ross Harmon, Charles T. Henry, Bud Holland, Stephen A. Jones, Art LaCombe, Bill Scott, and Dave Smith (For episode "The Incredible Shrinking Prince")
Outstanding Achievement in Costuming for a Series Betsey Potter (For episode "Modern Romance")
1988 Outstanding Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork/Video Control for a Series Warren Cress, Ross Harmon, Charles T. Henry, Joe Talosi, Harriet Uhl, Dave Smith, and Dale Walsh (For episode "Trading Places")
(won) Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Comedy Series Mark Buxbaum (For episode "The Witch Is of Van Oaks")
1988 Young Artist Awards (nominated) Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Television Comedy Series Brandon Call
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