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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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Pilot

S01, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1982)
Elyse and Steven (Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross) are shocked when Alex (Michael J. Fox) attends a dance at a restricted country club.
  • Tue 10/23
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

Not With My Sister You Don't

S01, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1982)
Alex plays overprotective brother when Mallory goes out with the school's sports hero.
  • Wed 10/24
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Thu 10/25
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

Summer of '82

S01, E04  (First Aired: Oct. 27, 1982)
A college coed seduces teenage Alex when he meets her delivering groceries.
  • Fri 10/26
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Sat 10/27
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

Remembrances of Things Past

S03, E22  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1985)
Steven returns to his hometown after the death of his father.
  • Sat 10/27
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

All in the Neighborhood

S07, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 19, 1989)
The entire neighborhood is catapulted into action when the Thompsons' home is vandalized.
  • Sun 10/28
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

Remembrances of Things Past

S03, E23  (First Aired: Mar. 28, 1985)
Steven and his brother try to settle their differences after their father passes.
  • Sun 10/28
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Tue 10/30
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

Big Brother Is Watching

S01, E07  (First Aired: Nov. 17, 1982)
As the new editor, Alex names cheating pupils in the school paper.
  • Fri 11/2
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

Stage Fright

S01, E21  (First Aired: Apr. 4, 1983)
Alex recruits Mallory to take an ill contestant's place on a TV quiz show for high-school students.
  • Sat 11/3
  • 2:00AM-2:30AM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

The Real Thing

S04, E05  (First Aired: Sep. 26, 1985)
Alex gets his ideal girl at college, but finds himself attracted to her roommate as well.
  • Sat 11/3
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

They Can't Take That Away From Me

S07, E19  (First Aired: Apr. 2, 1989)
Alex considers romance with a girl he is tutoring and puts a strain on his relationship with Lauren.
  • Sun 11/4
  • 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2

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.
  • Sun 11/4
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 11.2
  • WPIXDT2