Who's the Boss
was a family comedy that
ran from 1984 to 1992 on ABC. The show starred Tony
Danza as Tony Micelli, Judith Light as Angela Bower,
Alyssa Milano as Tony’s daughter Samantha, Danny
Pintauro as Angela’s son Jonathan, and Katherine Helmond
as Mona Robinson (Angela’s mother). Although the show
initially had a lukewarm reception from fans and
critics, it quickly became a Nielsen hit, winning a
number of Emmys and Golden Globes.
this show, Tony Micelli (Danza), a former major league
baseball player, takes a job with advertising executive
Angela Bauer (Light) as her live in housekeeper.
Angela, who is divorced, as a son, and Tony, who is also
divorced, has a daughter. Much of the comedy revolved
around this mixed “family” and the situations they found
themselves in, in addition to the repressed romantic
feelings between Angela and Tony. As the years role on,
the two families become one in spirit. Although by the
end of the show Tony and Angela had professed their love
for one another, the show did not end with the two of
them getting married.