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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.

Premiere:
Sep 22, 1982
Original Network:
NBC
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Episode Air Date Channel

Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers

S06, E08  (First Aired: Nov. 1, 1987)
Alex's confidence is shaken when he meets Lauren's handsome and successful former boyfriend (Campbell Scott).
  • Tue 8/21
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

The Way We Were

S06, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1987)
The Keatons discover that Elyse's Aunt Rosemary (Barbara Barrie) is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
  • Wed 8/22
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Mister Sister

S06, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1987)
Nick becomes popular with the girls after becoming a janitor at Mallory's sorority house.
  • Thu 8/23
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Citizen Keaton

S06, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 22, 1987)
Alex takes over Mallory's campaign for student-body president.
  • Fri 8/24
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Father Time

S06, E12  (First Aired: Nov. 29, 1987)
Steven's recently divorced brother (Norman Parker) asks Steven and Elyse for advice on handling his unruly daughter (Annie Oringer).
  • Sat 8/25
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Keaton 'n' Son

S03, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 18, 1984)
Alex announces that his talents are being wasted in a part-time job at the TV station.
  • Sat 8/25
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Nick's Best Friend

S07, E10  (First Aired: Jan. 15, 1989)
Nick is devastated when his 16-year-old dog is injured by a car.
  • Sun 8/26
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Fabric Smarts

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 25, 1984)
Alex tries to help Mallory with her grades at school to keep her part-time job at a clothing shop.
  • Sun 8/26
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Father Time

S06, E13  (First Aired: Dec. 6, 1987)
With the relationship between Steven's brother and niece deteriorating, the Keatons find themselves in the middle of a family feud.
  • Tue 8/28
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

The American Family

S06, E14  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1987)
Lauren uses the Keatons as a case study of the nuclear family for her research project. Features highlights from the previous five seasons.
  • Wed 8/29
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

The American Family

S06, E15  (First Aired: Dec. 13, 1987)
Lauren uses the Keatons as a case study on the nuclear family.
  • Thu 8/30
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Miracle in Columbus

S06, E17  (First Aired: Dec. 20, 1987)
To earn extra money, Alex takes a job as a department-store Santa.
  • Fri 8/31
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

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.
  • Sat 9/1
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

Get Me to the Living Room on Time

S07, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 29, 1989)
The Keatons hold an elderly couple's wedding in their living room.
  • Sun 9/2
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2

4 Rms Ocn Vu

S03, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 8, 1984)
Alex rents out rooms for the Leland homecoming football game to pay for Mallory's auto mishap.
  • Sun 9/2
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 8.2
  • WCHSDT2