The Baby-Sitters Club (TV series)

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The Baby-Sitters Club
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GenreChildren's television series
Written byJeanne Betancourt
Ann M. Martin
Mary Pleshette Willis
Directed byNoel Black
Lynn Hamrick
StarringMeghan Andrews
Melissa Chasse
Avriel Hillman
Meghan Lahey
Nicole Leach
Jessica Prunell
Jeni F. Winslow
Theme music composerGlen Roven
Opening theme"Say Hello to Your Friends"
Ending theme"Say Hello to Your Friends"
Composer(s)Pete Cannarozzi
Glen Roven
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Producer(s)Tina Stern
CinematographyNancy Schreiber
Running time27 minutes
Production company(s)Amber Films, Ltd.
Scholastic Productions
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseJanuary 1 – March 26, 1990

The Baby-Sitters Club is an American live-action TV series based on Ann M. Martin's children's novel series of the same name. The series originally aired on HBO[1] from January to March 1990, and was produced by the Scholastic Corporation.

Main cast[edit]

  • Meghan Andrews as Mallory Pike
  • Melissa Chasse as Dawn Schafer
  • Avriel Hillman as Kristy Thomas
  • Meghan Lahey as Mary Anne Spier
  • Nicole Leach as Jessica "Jessi" Ramsey
  • Jessica Prunell as Stacey McGill
  • Jeni F. Winslow as Claudia Kishi

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Mary Anne and the Brunettes"TBATBAJanuary 1, 1990 (1990-01-01)
Mary Anne is devastated when someone tries to steal Logan from her.
2"Dawn and the Haunted House"Abbie H. Fink & Carol S. FinkMary Pleshette WillisJanuary 8, 1990 (1990-01-08)
Dawn thinks that Mrs. Slade is a witch but wonders if Claudia's odd behavior has a hand in it.
3"Stacey's Big Break"TBATBAJanuary 15, 1990 (1990-01-15)
Stacey is asked to become a model but finds it is harder than expected.
4"Kristy and the Great Campaign"TBATBAJanuary 22, 1990 (1990-01-22)
Kristy decides to help a shy girl run for class president.
5"The Baby-Sitters Club's Special Christmas"TBATBAJanuary 29, 1990 (1990-01-29)
At a Baby-Sitters Club Christmas party, Stacey begins eating sweets and ends up in the hospital.
6"Claudia and the Missing Jewels"Lynn HamrickJeanne BetancourtFebruary 5, 1990 (1990-02-05)
Claudia's new homemade jewelry disappears.
7"Dawn and the Dream Boy"TBATBAFebruary 12, 1990 (1990-02-12)
Dawn has a crush on a boy and accuses Mary Anne of flirting with him.
8"Claudia and the Secret Passage"TBATBAFebruary 19, 1990 (1990-02-19)
Claudia discovers a note in the secret passage at Dawn's house.
9"Jessi and the Mystery of the Stolen Secrets"TBATBAFebruary 26, 1990 (1990-02-26)
Jessi investigates when peoples' secrets are being found out all over Stoneybrook.
10"The Baby-Sitters and the Boy Sitters"TBATBAMarch 5, 1990 (1990-03-05)
A group of boys wants to join The Baby-Sitters Club.
11"Dawn Saves the Trees"TBATBAMarch 12, 1990 (1990-03-12)
Dawn wants to save trees that may be destroyed by a new development in Stoneybrook.
12"Stacey Takes a Stand"Noel BlackJeanne BetancourtMarch 19, 1990 (1990-03-19)
Stacey's father wants her to attend school in New York, and she is forced to choose between her homes.
13"The Baby-Sitters Remember"TBATBAMarch 26, 1990 (1990-03-26)
The Baby-Sitters Club members recall their favorite memories at a sleepover.

Syndication[edit]

It was later rerun on The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Reruns of the show aired on The Disney Channel from early October 1994[2] to January 1997.[3]

Home media[edit]

All thirteen thirty-minute episodes were also released to home video. As of June 1, 2013, the series was made available on Netflix instant streaming. Hulu Plus has also acquired the rights to the show and is available to watch. All of the episodes are also available on Amazon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carter, Bill (September 10, 1991). "HBO Turns Baby-Sitters Club Into a Series of Specials". The New York Times. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 12, no. 6, October/November 1994: pp. 36-37, 56.
  3. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 6, December 1996/January 1997: p. 28.

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