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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.

Sep 22, 1982
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All Upcoming Times for Family Ties

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The Homecoming

S02, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 12, 1983)
Jeff returns from college and wants to go steady with Mallory after confessing he hates Princeton.
  • Fri 3/23
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.4

Read It and Weep

S06, E22  (First Aired: Feb. 14, 1988)
Jennifer must defend herself before the school board when she writes a report on a banned book.
  • Sun 3/25
  • 8:30AM-9:00AM
  • 21.4

The Harder They Fall

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1983)
Alex needs a college recommendation of an obnoxious English teacher.
  • Mon 3/26
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.4

This Year's Model

S02, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 1983)
A modeling agency offers Elyse the opportunity to appear in a commercial, much to Mallory's disappointment.
  • Tue 3/27
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.4

Not an Affair to Remember

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1983)
Steven's production assistant offers him the opportunity to become involved in an extramarital affair.
  • Wed 3/28
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.4

Speed Trap

S02, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1983)
Alex relies on amphetamines to stay awake to study for exams and do scholarship applications.
  • Thu 3/29
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.4

Sweet Lorraine

S02, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 16, 1983)
While working as a DJ at the high school radio station, Alex becomes friends with an older women.
  • Fri 3/30
  • 4:30PM-5:00PM
  • 21.4