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Growing Pains
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Cast of 'Growing Pains'

  • Alan Thicke as Dr. Jason Seaver
  • Joanna Kerns as Maggie Seaver
  • Kirk Cameron as Mike Seaver
  • Tracey Gold as Carol Seaver
  • Jeremy Miller as Ben Seaver
  • Ashley Johnson as Chrissy Seaver
  • Josh A. Koenig as Richard Stabone
  • K.C. Martel as Eddie
  • Lisa Capps as Debbie
  • Rachel Jacobs as Shelley
  • Bill Kirchenbauer as Coach Graham Lubbock
  • Jane Powell as Irma
  • Robert Rockwell as Wally
  • Gordon Jump as Ed Malone
  • Betty McGuire as Kate Malone
  • Julie McCullough as Julie Costello
  • Chelsea Noble as Kate MacDonald
  • Jamie Abbott as Stinky Sullivan
  • Leonardo DiCaprio as Luke Brower
  • Kristen Dohring as Chrissy Seaver
  • Kelsey Dohring as Chrissy Seaver

Growing Pains

The ``Father Knows Best'' of the 1980s, Dr. Jason Seaver is a psychiatrist who has moved his practice into his Long Island, N.Y., home so that his wife, Maggie, can resume her career. Their children are girl-crazy Mike, brainiac Carol and cute little Ben (later, precocious Chrissie was born). This series, however, tackles issues that ``Father Knows Best'' wouldn't have: drugs, suicide, peer pressure, alcohol. But the Seavers pull through problems with a sense of humor and usually emerge stronger than before.

Premiere:
Sep 24, 1985
Original Network:
ABC
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All Upcoming Times for Growing Pains

Episode Air Date Channel

Aloha

S03, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1987)
While in Hawaii, the Seavers' complications continue as Carol develops long-distance boy troubles.
  • Tue 10/23
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Taking Care of Business

S03, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1987)
Mike (Kirk Cameron) puts his talents to use as a salesman for a stereo store with a disreputable image. Andrew Koenig and Timothy Gibb guest star.
  • Wed 10/24
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Fool for Love

S04, E01  (First Aired: Oct. 19, 1988)
Ben (Jeremy Miller) prepares for his first date; a pregnant Maggie (Joanna Kerns) tests Jason's (Alan Thicke) patience.
  • Thu 10/25
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Happy Halloween

S06, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1990)
With Halloween plans rained out, the Seavers tell scary stories.
  • Fri 10/26
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

In Carol We Trust

S04, E11  (First Aired: Jan. 18, 1989)
The usually straight-laced Carol (Tracey Gold) sneaks out on a date with a college student (Matthew Perry).
  • Sat 10/27
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Mom of the Year

S04, E12  (First Aired: Jan. 25, 1989)
Maggie's (Joanna Kerns) Working Mother of the Year Award triggers family memories. With Alan Thicke and Kirk Cameron.
  • Sun 10/28
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Happy Halloween

S06, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1990)
With Halloween plans rained out, the Seavers tell scary stories.
  • Mon 10/29
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Not Necessarily the News

S03, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1987)
Maggie (Joanna Kerns) becomes discouraged when she can't find a job.
  • Thu 11/1
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Michaelgate

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1987)
Unscrupulous students recruit Mike to run for student president to ensure a victory for their candidate.
  • Fri 11/2
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Semper Fidelis

S04, E13  (First Aired: Feb. 1, 1989)
Boner (Andrew Koenig) flunks out of college and joins the Marines. With Kirk Cameron.
  • Sat 11/3
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

Feet of Clay

S04, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 8, 1989)
Maggie (Joanna Kerns) arranges a meeting between Ben (Jeremy Miller) and a rock star he admires. With Alan Thicke.
  • Sun 11/4
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1985)
Psychiatrist Jason Seaver raises a family in suburban New York.
  • Mon 11/5
  • 10:30PM-11:00PM
  • 28.2
  • KAYUDT2