The Charlie Ruggles show is one of America's earliest ever situation
comedies, first broadcast live on ABC in 1949. It was also one of the
first to be broadcast from Hollywood instead of New York City. It
centers around Charlie Ruggles and his wife Margaret (Irene Tedrow first
season, then Erin O'Brien-Moore) and their four children. Charlie is
the manager of a department store while his wife looks after the house
in which most of the show is based.