The Baby-Sitters Club (TV series)

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The Baby-Sitters Club
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Genre Children's television series
Written by Jeanne Betancourt
Ann M. Martin
Mary Pleshette Willis
Directed by Noel Black
Lynn Hamrick
Starring Meghan Andrews
Melissa Chasse
Avriel Hillman
Meghan Lahey
Nicole Leach
Jessica Prunell
Jeni F. Winslow
Theme music composer Glen Roven
Opening theme "Say Hello to Your Friends"
Ending theme "Say Hello to Your Friends"
Composer(s) Pete Cannarozzi
Glen Roven
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Producer(s) Tina Stern
Cinematography Nancy Schreiber
Running time 27 minutes
Production company(s) Amber Films, Ltd.
Scholastic Productions
Release
Original channel HBO
Original release January 1, 1990 – March 26, 1990

The Baby-Sitters Club is an American live-action children's television series based on Ann M. Martin's children's book 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]

Episodes[edit]

Ep # Title Air date
1 "Mary Anne and the Brunettes" January 1, 1990
Mary Anne is devastated when someone tries to steal Logan from her.
2 "Dawn and the Haunted House" January 8, 1990
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" January 15, 1990
Stacey is asked to become a model, but finds it is harder than expected.
4 "Kristy and the Great Campaign" January 22, 1990
Kristy decides to help a shy girl run for class president.
5 "The Baby-Sitters Club's Special Christmas" January 29, 1990
At a Baby-Sitters Club Christmas party, Stacey begins eating sweets and ends up in the hospital.
6 "Claudia and the Missing Jewels" February 5, 1990
Claudia's new homemade jewelry disappears.
7 "Dawn and the Dream Boy" February 12, 1990
Dawn has a crush on a boy, and accuses Mary Anne of flirting with him.
8 "Claudia and the Secret Passage" February 19, 1990
Claudia discovers a note in the secret passage at Dawn's house.
9 "Jessi and the Mystery of the Stolen Secrets" February 26, 1990
Jessi investigates when peoples' secrets are being found out all over Stoneybrook.
10 "The Baby-Sitters and the Boy Sitters" March 5, 1990
A group of boys want to join the Baby-Sitters Club.
11 "Dawn Saves the Trees" March 12, 1990
Dawn wants to help the trees.
12 "Stacey Takes a Stand" March 19, 1990
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" March 26, 1990
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.

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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