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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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The Kid

S02, E09  (First Aired: Dec. 16, 1986)
Ben (Jeremy Miller) brings home a vagrant girl (guest star Hallie Todd) for the holidays.
  • Sat 12/16
  • 6:30PM-7:00PM
  • 13.2
  • KSTUDT2

A Christmas Story

S01, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 10, 1985)
A patient of Jason's, frustrated by his disastrous portrayal of Santa Claus, makes a bizarre attempt to redeem himself.
  • Sun 12/24
  • 3:00PM-3:30PM
  • 13.2
  • KSTUDT2