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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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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.
  • Tue 8/22
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 20.2
  • WCOVDT2

Working at It

S02, E22  (First Aired: May. 10, 1984)
Elyse starts neglecting her family when she is hired by a top architectural firm.
  • Tue 8/22
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 20.2
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The Gambler

S02, E23  (First Aired: Sep. 20, 1984)
Elyse catches gambling fever while on a business trip to Atlantic City, N.J.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 20.2
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Here We Go Again

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 27, 1984)
The three Keaton children are furious when Elyse announces she is pregnant.
  • Wed 8/23
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 20.2
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Little Man on Campus

S03, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 4, 1984)
Alex asks for Mallory's advice when he fails his first college assignment.
  • Thu 8/24
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 20.2
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Love Thy Neighbor

S03, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 11, 1984)
Jennifer's old buddy returns for a visit, but she has to try and woo him away from Mallory.
  • Thu 8/24
  • 11:30PM-12:00AM
  • 20.2
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(First Aired: Sep. 22, 1982)
The ideals of parents and teens clash due to their generation gap.
  • Mon 8/28
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
  • 20.2
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  • Tue 8/29
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
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  • Wed 8/30
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
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  • Thu 8/31
  • 11:00PM-11:30PM
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  • Mon 9/4
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