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Family Ties

Steven and Elyse Keaton, once 1960s radicals, now find themselves in Reagan-era American trying to raise a traditional suburban family. Son Alex P. Keaton is an ambitious young Republican, and his sister Mallory is a shallow victim of the corporate culture, obsessed with music, clothes and boys. Their only normal kid is young Jennifer, a bit of a tomboy. In later seasons, the Keatons add a fourth child, Andrew. Most of the comedy arose from the conflict between the liberal parents and the conservative children.

Premiere:
Sep 22, 1982
Original Network:
NBC
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Sign of the Times

S06, E26  (First Aired: Mar. 13, 1988)
Andrew stops speaking as a means of dealing with his hearing-impaired friend.
  • Sun 4/22
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

The Gambler

S02, E23  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1984)
Elyse catches gambling fever while on a business trip to Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Mon 4/23
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Here We Go Again

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 1984)
The three Keaton children are furious when Elyse announces she is pregnant.
  • Tue 4/24
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Little Man on Campus

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1984)
Alex asks for Mallory's advice when he fails his first college assignment.
  • Wed 4/25
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Love Thy Neighbor

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1984)
Jennifer's old buddy returns for a visit, but she has to try and woo him away from Mallory.
  • Thu 4/26
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Keaton 'n' Son

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1984)
Alex announces that his talents are being wasted in a part-time job at the TV station.
  • Fri 4/27
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Father, Can You Spare a Dime?

S06, E28  (First Aired: May. 1, 1988)
Nick is reluctant to accept financial assistance from his father (Dan Hedaya); Alex shops for a used-car bargain.
  • Sun 4/29
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Fabric Smarts

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1984)
Alex tries to help Mallory with her grades at school to keep her part-time job at a clothing shop.
  • Mon 4/30
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Hotline Fever

S03, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1984)
While working at a crisis center for class credit, Alex and a friend get a call from a suicidal student.
  • Tue 5/1
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

4 Rms Ocn Vu

S03, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1984)
Alex rents out rooms for the Leland homecoming football game to pay for Mallory's auto mishap.
  • Wed 5/2
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Best Man

S03, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1984)
Alex is angry when his best friend decides to wed and refuses to be his best man.
  • Thu 5/3
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2

Lost Weekend

S03, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1984)
Steven and Elyse plan a nostalgic weekend with the kids before the baby arrives.
  • Fri 5/4
  • 7:00PM-7:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KHNLDT2