Living Dolls is a short-lived situation comedy featured on the fall 1989 schedule of ABC. It was a spin-off created by a writer from Who's the Boss? and featuring characters introduced during an episode of that show. Both Who's the Boss? and Living Dolls were produced by Columbia Pictures Television and ABC.
The show featured Charlie Briscoe (Leah Remini
), a friend of Samantha Micelli (the Who's the Boss?
character played by Alyssa Milano
). Samantha is dabbling in a modeling career and Charlie, a friend from Samantha's old Brooklyn neighborhood comes to visit. While doing some test shots for a dog food commercial, it is discovered that Charlie is very photogenic. Charlie was then befriended by Trish Carlin (Michael Learned
from The Waltons
), the owner of a modeling agency for teenaged girls.
Living Dolls was almost universally derided by critics; it was the only series to earn an "F" by People magazine in their 1989 fall preview issue.
- Berry, Moscow, and Tucker did not appear in the Who's the Boss? episode ("Living Dolls") episode produced to introduce Living Dolls as a spin-off. Their roles were portrayed by other people.
- There were actually two pilots made for the series. The one above, shown in Season 5 where Charlie was already living with Trish and featuring the other characters, and one shown directly before the Living Dolls premiere, which illustrates the reasons why Charlie moved in with Trish in the first place.