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Cast of 'Family Ties'

  • Michael J. Fox as Alex P. Keaton
  • Meredith Baxter Birney as Elyse Keaton
  • Michael Gross as Steve Keaton
  • Justine Bateman as Mallory Keaton
  • Tina Yothers as Jennifer Keaton
  • Tracy Pollan as Ellen Reed
  • Brian Bonsall as Andrew Keaton

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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All Upcoming Times for Family Ties

Episode Air Date Channel

Truckers

S07, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 13, 1988)
Alex is determined to stop the budding friendship between Andy and Nick's 8-year-old nephew (Kaylan Romero).
  • Tue 9/18
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Beyond Therapy

S07, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 1988)
Lauren drags a reluctant Alex to a Relationship Maintenance Weekend.
  • Wed 9/19
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Heartstrings

S07, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1988)
Tragedy strikes the Keaton family when Steven suffers a heart attack.
  • Thu 9/20
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Heartstrings

S07, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1988)
The Keatons begin to panic as Steven's heart bypass operation drags on.
  • Fri 9/21
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Karen II, Alex 0

S03, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1984)
Alex begs the housekeeper to accompany him to a fraternity party.
  • Sat 9/22
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

The Wrecker's Ball

S07, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1989)
Elyse reminisces about her early career when the first building she designed is scheduled for demolition.
  • Sun 9/23
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Oh Donna

S03, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 3, 1985)
Alex grows attached to an unwed, pregnant woman when he attends a natural birth class with Elyse.
  • Sun 9/23
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Heartstrings

S07, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1988)
Steven battles the psychological aftermath of his heart attack.
  • Mon 9/24
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Basic Training

S07, E08  (First Aired: Jan. 1, 1989)
Skippy (Marc Price) decides to join the Army after receiving the results of his career aptitude tests.
  • Tue 9/25
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Deja Vu

S07, E09  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1989)
Mallory objects to a romance between an ex-beau's brother and Jennifer.
  • Wed 9/26
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Nick's Best Friend

S07, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1989)
Nick is devastated when his 16-year-old dog is injured by a car.
  • Thu 9/27
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Get Me to the Living Room on Time

S07, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1989)
The Keatons hold an elderly couple's wedding in their living room.
  • Fri 9/28
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Auntie Up

S03, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1985)
Mallory's family and friends seem to be taking the death of her favorite aunt too lightly.
  • Sat 9/29
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

My Best Friend's Girl

S07, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 17, 1989)
Playing matchmaker for Skippy, Lauren becomes the object of his affection.
  • Sun 9/30
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

Philadelphia Story

S03, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1985)
While working on a term paper, Alex falls asleep and dreams it's 1776 and he's at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
  • Sun 9/30
  • 12:00PM-12:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 22, 1982)
The ideals of parents and teens clash due to their generation gap.
  • Mon 10/1
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 21.4
  • KHSVDT4