Welcome to The Captain is an American television sitcom created, executive produced and directed by John Hamburg about a young writer whose life changes when he moves into a legendary old Hollywood apartment building called El Kapitan, dubbed "The Captain" by its inhabitants.
The series aired in the USA on CBS from 4 February to 3 March, 2008. There are five half-hour episodes in the series, which was cancelled by CBS on 14 May, 2008.
Welcome to The Captain premiered in South Africa on M-Net on Thursday 27 November 2008, at 19h00.
Welcome to the Captain is a comedy about a wildly eclectic group of people whose lives are intertwined through the place they all call home, a fabled Hollywood apartment building, El Capitan, which they've dubbed "The Captain."
Josh (Fran Kranz) is a Hollywood whiz kid whose filmmaking career has hit a wall. Just when Josh is about to move back to New York, his accountant-to-the-stars best friend, Marty (Chris Klein), convinces him to move into his legendary apartment building.
Among the eccentric tenants are Uncle Saul (Jeffrey Tambor), a former Three's Company writer who is the building's self-proclaimed expert on anything and everything; Charlene (Raquel Welch), the femme fatale who welcomes Josh in her own seductive style; Jesus (Al Madrigal), a gossipy doorman who knows all the residents' most tantalizing secrets and Astrid (Valerie Azlynn), a flighty, aspiring young actress.
Josh is most taken with the earthy, beautiful Hope (Joanna Garcia), an aspiring acupuncturist who enlists him as a practice patient.
The folklore of this fabled apartment building always continues to grow and, as each dweller quickly learns, the walls never stop talking.