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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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Thank You, Willie Nelson

S02, E14  (First Aired: Feb. 3, 1987)
Maggie's father (guest star Gordon Jump) sells the family house and buys a motor home. Betty McGuire also guest stars.
  • Tue 2/20
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

Thank God It's Friday

S02, E15  (First Aired: Feb. 10, 1987)
Mike (Kirk Cameron) faces a tough decision when he goes to a party where cocaine is being used. With Alan Thicke.
  • Wed 2/21
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

Jimmy Durante Died for Your Sins

S02, E17  (First Aired: Mar. 3, 1987)
Carol (Tracey Gold) plans on using the money she won in a radio contest to get a nose job. Eileen Conn guest stars.
  • Thu 2/22
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

Carnival

S02, E18  (First Aired: Mar. 10, 1987)
Maggie (Joanna Kerns) lives up to her supermom image by juggling her personal and professional lives. Dawn Wells and Julie Cobb guest star.
  • Fri 2/23
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

The Seavers vs. the Cleavers

S01, E16  (First Aired: Jan. 28, 1986)
Jason and Maggie protest when a PTA president considers them unfit as student chaperons. Guest: Annette Funicello.
  • Sat 2/24
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

Charity Begins at Home

S01, E17  (First Aired: Feb. 18, 1986)
Ben cooks up a scheme to raise enough money to buy his father a birthday present.
  • Sun 2/25
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

The Awful Truth

S02, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 17, 1987)
Ben (Jeremy Miller) traces the Seavers' roots and discovers what he believes to be a dark secret from his father's (Alan Thicke) past.
  • Mon 2/26
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

Born Free

S02, E20  (First Aired: Mar. 31, 1987)
Jason helps a woman deliver a baby in an airplane at 30,000 feet.
  • Wed 2/28
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

The Long Goodbye

S02, E21  (First Aired: May. 4, 1987)
Jason (Alan Thicke) must find a way to fire Jimmy (Douglas Seale), the family's kindly but doddering handyman.
  • Thu 3/1
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

Confidentially Yours

S02, E22  (First Aired: May. 11, 1987)
The husband of one of Jason's clients is a womanizing newspaper editor who offers Maggie a dream job.
  • Fri 3/2
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

Reputation

S01, E18  (First Aired: Feb. 25, 1986)
Jason and Maggie (Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns) suspect Mike (Kirk Cameron) has cheated on a history exam.
  • Sat 3/3
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

The Anniversary That Never Was

S01, E19  (First Aired: Mar. 4, 1986)
Jason and Maggie attempt to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
  • Sun 3/4
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1985)
Psychiatrist Jason Seaver raises a family in suburban New York.
  • Mon 3/5
  • 6:00PM-6:30PM
  • 39.2
  • KIAHDT2