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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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Art Lover

S04, E24  (First Aired: Feb. 20, 1986)
A lovely art patron takes an interest in Nick while looking at his artwork.
  • Fri 10/20
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

Big Brother Is Watching

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1982)
As the new editor, Alex names cheating pupils in the school paper.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

Teacher's Pet

S04, E25  (First Aired: Mar. 2, 1986)
Alex must grade Ellen's paper when he is assigned to be the teacher's assistant.
  • Sun 10/22
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3
  • Mon 10/23
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

My Buddy

S04, E26  (First Aired: Mar. 6, 1986)
Steven feels rejected by Jennifer and decides to attend one of her girls club meetings.
  • Mon 10/23
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3
  • Tue 10/24
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

Once in Love With Elyse

S04, E27  (First Aired: May. 1, 1986)
A young architect confronts Steven over the fact that he has a serious crush on Elyse.
  • Tue 10/24
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3
  • Wed 10/25
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

Paper Chase

S04, E28  (First Aired: May. 8, 1986)
Mallory's graduation is dependent upon her performance on a history exam.
  • Wed 10/25
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3
  • Thu 10/26
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

Be True to Your Preschool

S05, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 25, 1986)
Alex visits Andrew's preschool and, convinced he's learning the wrong values, withdraws him from school.
  • Thu 10/26
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3
  • Fri 10/27
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

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.
  • Sun 10/29
  • 9:30PM-10:00PM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

Starting Over

S05, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 2, 1986)
Alex is distraught when Ellen departs for France so he tries to find someone to take her place.
  • Sun 10/29
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3
  • Mon 10/30
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

The Freshman and the Senior

S05, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 9, 1986)
Mallory learns a lesson about honesty and sensitivity when she almost causes a 66-year-old woman (Julie Harris) to quit her college sociology class.
  • Tue 10/31
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3
  • Wed 11/1
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

My Back Pages

S05, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 16, 1986)
Steven discovers that he's left his radical past behind when he helps an old college friend (Sanford Jensen) re-establish a left-wing political magazine.
  • Wed 11/1
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3
  • Thu 11/2
  • 5:30AM-6:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3

Beauty and the Bank

S05, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 30, 1986)
Alex lands a job at the bank and becomes obsessively attracted to his boss, Ms. Ryan (Melinda Culea).
  • Thu 11/2
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 16.2
  • WBOCDT3