Good Luck Charlie – A Short Introduction

Good Luck Charlie is an American television sitcom created American producing and writing team Phil Baker and Drew Vaupen, whose previous credits include the sitcom Rodney. The show premiered on The Disney Channel in 2010 and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.

About the Show

Good Luck Charlie is about a Denver-based family called The Duncan’s who have to adjust to the births of their fourth child, Charlotte “Charlie” Duncan. The series sees the parents Amy, played by Leigh-Allyn Baker and Bob, played by Eric Allan Kramer, who return to work after the birth of their fourth child Charlotte “Charlie” Duncan and task their other three children PJ (Jason Dolley), Teddy (Bridgit Mendler) and Gabe (Bradley Steven Perry) to help raise their Charlie.

This decision sees Teddy, as the only other girl, decide to make a video diary for Charlie, which she hope will provide advice for her little sister later in life. At the end of each of these videos Teddy, or another family member, says the eponymous phrase “good luck, Charlie”. This gives the show its title Good Luck Charlie.

The Future of the Show

Good Luck Charlie was commissioned by Disney for a fourth season, which premiered on April 28th 2013 and with the show still going strong it seems probable that more seasons will be commissioned.

The viewership of the show came in at 4.6 million, making it the highest-rated series premiere for a Disney Channel Original Series since 2008.

Film

"Good luck Charlie, It´s Christmas" is the name of the movie based on the sitcom.

“Good Luck Charlie, It´s Christmas” is the name of the movie based on the sitcom.

Due to high ratings The Disney Channel decided to make a film of Good Luck Charlie and in December 2011 a feature film of the show was produced entitled Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas. The film takes place between the second and third seasons of the show and in the film Amy notices she is pregnant again. This bridges into the third season, when Amy gives birth to a baby boy called Toby.

Following the format of the series, Gabe decides to make a video diary for Toby, which he ends with the phrase “good fortune, Toby”.

Conclusion

With Good Luck Charlie still going strong, it is quite possible that the show could continue for a long while and could stand to be one of the channels highest rated shows ever.

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