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Living Dolls (ABC 1989, Michael Learned, Leah Remini)



This sitcom, a semi-spin-off of Who’s the Boss, focused on four girls studying to become models in New York City. The quartet consisted of naive Martha, ambitious Emily (a very young Halle Berry), the ego-driven Caroline, and the streetwise Charlie. Serving as their mentor and den-mother was Trish Carlin, head of the prestigious Carlin Modeling Agency.

Who’s the Boss stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano occasionally made guest appearances on this show, but despite their occasional presence, the show was canceled in December of 1989. Getting over the disappointment quickly, Halle Berry would go on to a substantial movie career, appearing in films like Boomerang and X-Men.

production details
USA / ABC / x25 minute episodes / Broadcast 26 September – 30 December 1989

Michael Learned as Trish Carlin
Leah Remini as Charlie Briscoe
Deborah Tucker as Caroline Weldon
Alison Elliott as Martha Lambert
Halle Berry as Emily Franklin
David Moscow as Rick Carlin