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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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The Harder They Fall

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1983)
Alex needs a college recommendation of an obnoxious English teacher.
  • Sat 5/26
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

Heartstrings

S07, E06  (First Aired: Dec. 11, 1988)
The Keatons begin to panic as Steven's heart bypass operation drags on.
  • Sun 5/27
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

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.
  • Sun 5/27
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

The Real Thing

S04, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 3, 1985)
Time is running out for Alex when he discovers that Ellen intends to marry another man.
  • Mon 5/28
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

Matchmaker

S05, E28  (First Aired: Jul. 23, 1987)
Alex attempts to find Mallory another boyfriend after she breaks up with Rick.
  • Tue 5/29
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

It's My Party

S05, E29  (First Aired: Aug. 6, 1987)
Jennifer decides to hang out with the ``cool'' kids at school.
  • Wed 5/30
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

It's My Party

S05, E30  (First Aired: Aug. 13, 1987)
Jennifer starts acting different to impress her ``cool friends'' which starts a rift at home.
  • Thu 5/31
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

Mr. Wrong

S04, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 17, 1985)
The Keatons are stunned when they finally meet Mallory's boyfriend, Nick.
  • Fri 6/1
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

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.
  • Sat 6/2
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

Heartstrings

S07, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 18, 1988)
Steven battles the psychological aftermath of his heart attack.
  • Sun 6/3
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

Speed Trap

S02, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1983)
Alex relies on amphetamines to stay awake to study for exams and do scholarship applications.
  • Sun 6/3
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

Designated Hitter

S04, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1985)
Jennifer angers a friend by defending him; Alex's ego is damaged when he discovers that Mallory's IQ is higher than his.
  • Mon 6/4
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

Don't Go Changin'

S04, E09  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1985)
Alex goes overboard to prove that he and Ellen share the same interests.
  • Tue 6/5
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

The Old College Try

S04, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1985)
Steven and Elyse are certain that Nick has convinced Mallory not to attend college.
  • Wed 6/6
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

My Tutor

S04, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1985)
Alex discovers that his teenage math tutor has set his sights on Jennifer.
  • Thu 6/7
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2

Mr. Right

S04, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 21, 1985)
Nick's image-transformation impresses everyone except Mallory.
  • Fri 6/8
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 41.2
  • KXTSLD2