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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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I Know Jennifer's Boyfriend

S01, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1982)
Peer pressure causes Jennifer to give up a male pal, but her mom helps them reunite.
  • Wed 2/21
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

Summer of '82

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1982)
A college coed seduces teenage Alex when he meets her delivering groceries.
  • Thu 2/22
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

I Never Killed for My Father

S01, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 3, 1982)
Steven and his father realize they may be able to iron out their long-lasting differences.
  • Fri 2/23
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

The Play's the Thing

S06, E18  (First Aired: Jan. 10, 1988)
Steven oversees a revival of his semi-autobiographical play depicting life in the free-spirited '60s.
  • Sun 2/25
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

Give Uncle Arthur a Kiss

S01, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 10, 1982)
Mallory's frightened when a close family friend makes a pass at her.
  • Mon 2/26
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

Big Brother Is Watching

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1982)
As the new editor, Alex names cheating pupils in the school paper.
  • Wed 2/28
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

No Nukes Is Good Nukes

S01, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 24, 1982)
Elyse and Steven's participation in an anti-nuke rally on Thanksgiving lands them in jail.
  • Thu 3/1
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

Death of a Grocer

S01, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 1, 1982)
Alex leaves his job at a small grocery store for an ultramodern supermarket.
  • Fri 3/2
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

The Spirit of Columbus

S06, E19  (First Aired: Jan. 17, 1988)
Alex tries to use Nick's artistic abilities in a profitable venture.
  • Sun 3/4
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 22, 1982)
The ideals of parents and teens clash due to their generation gap.
  • Mon 3/5
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2
  • Tue 3/6
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 59.2
  • WAOEDT2