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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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Long Day's Journey Into Night

S02, E03  (First Aired: Oct. 28, 1986)
Mike learns that Carol's girlfriend is using her to get to him.
  • Tue 9/25
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2

Call Me

S02, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 11, 1986)
Maggie and Jason (Joanna Kerns, Alan Thicke) learn that Ben (Jeremy Miller) has run up a huge bill calling a sexual fantasies phone service.
  • Wed 9/26
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2

Employee of the Month

S02, E05  (First Aired: Nov. 18, 1986)
Model employee Mike (Kirk Cameron) loses his job at a fast-food restaurant when he takes the blame for a girl's (Olivia D'Abo) careless work habits.
  • Thu 9/27
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2

Dream Lover

S02, E06  (First Aired: Nov. 25, 1986)
Carol (Tracey Gold) circulates a rumor about her relationship with a high-school jock (Kevin Wixted) she's tutoring.
  • Fri 9/28
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2

Do You Believe in Magic?

S02, E07  (First Aired: Dec. 2, 1986)
Members of the Seaver clan cook up a scheme to make Mike (Kirk Cameron) believe that an ordinary stone has magical powers. Kit McDonough and Josh A. Koenig guest star.
  • Sat 9/29
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2

Family Ties

S04, E03  (First Aired: Nov. 2, 1988)
Mike (Kirk Cameron) battles with his parents (Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns) over his independence as a college man.
  • Sat 9/29
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2

Family Ties

S04, E04  (First Aired: Nov. 9, 1988)
Landlord-tenant problems abound when Mike (Kirk Cameron) moves into the storage area over the family garage. With Alan Thicke and Joanna Kerns.
  • Sun 9/30
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1985)
Psychiatrist Jason Seaver raises a family in suburban New York.
  • Tue 10/2
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2
  • Wed 10/3
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2
  • Thu 10/4
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2
  • Fri 10/5
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2
  • Sat 10/6
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2
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  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2
  • Sun 10/7
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 33.2
  • KDAFDT2