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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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Paper Lion

S05, E11  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1986)
Alex becomes disillusioned when one of his favorite professors (Mason Adams) gets involved in a university scandal.
  • Wed 7/18
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

My Mother, My Friend

S05, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1986)
Mallory becomes upset when her new girlfriend (Robin Morse), a young woman who's interested in architecture, and Elyse become fast friends.
  • Thu 7/19
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

O' Brother

S05, E13  (First Aired: Jan. 8, 1987)
Steven's brother arrives and announces that he and his wife have split up.
  • Fri 7/20
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

O' Brother

S05, E14  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1987)
Rob's wife pays a surprise visit to the Keaton home to confront her husband.
  • Sat 7/21
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Double Date

S02, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 16, 1984)
Alex has two dates for the senior prom after his dream girl changes her mind about going with him.
  • Sat 7/21
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Heartstrings

S07, E05  (First Aired: Dec. 4, 1988)
Tragedy strikes the Keaton family when Steven suffers a heart attack.
  • Sun 7/22
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Baby Boy Doe

S02, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 8, 1984)
When Skippy learns that he is adopted, Alex accompanies him to meet his real mother.
  • Sun 7/22
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Higher Love

S05, E15  (First Aired: Jan. 22, 1987)
Mallory forgets about Nick when she falls head over heels in love with a glib British graduate student (Jonathan Emerson).
  • Tue 7/24
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Architect's Apprentice

S05, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1987)
Steven must decide whether Nick's sculpture or another artist's work is the winner in a local competition.
  • Wed 7/25
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

A Tale of Two Cities

S05, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 5, 1987)
At the banking conference in Chicago, Alex refuses to tell his boss (Melinda Culea) what happened the night before.
  • Thu 7/26
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

A Tale of Two Cities

S05, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 12, 1987)
In Chicago, Rebecca gets steamed when Alex refuses to tell her what happened the night before.
  • Fri 7/27
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Battle of the Sexes

S05, E19  (First Aired: Feb. 19, 1987)
Elyse tells Andrew about the Keatons' past male-female battles.
  • Sat 7/28
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

The Graduate

S02, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 15, 1984)
Certain that he will be named class valedictorian, Alex becomes dismayed when his girlfriend wins the honor instead.
  • Sat 7/28
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Heartstrings

S07, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1988)
The Keatons begin to panic as Steven's heart bypass operation drags on.
  • Sun 7/29
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

Diary of a Young Girl

S02, E21  (First Aired: May. 3, 1984)
Jennifer reflects on her past and future while in the hospital for a tonsillectomy.
  • Sun 7/29
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 22, 1982)
The ideals of parents and teens clash due to their generation gap.
  • Tue 7/31
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2
  • Wed 8/1
  • 1:00AM-1:30AM
  • 21.2
  • KQDSDT2