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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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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.
  • Sat 9/22
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

Birth of a Seaver

S04, E02  (First Aired: Oct. 26, 1988)
Maggie (Joanna Kerns) goes into labor and interrupts Ben's (Jeremy Miller) birthday party. With Alan Thicke and Kirk Cameron.
  • Sun 9/23
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2

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
  • 12:30PM-1:00PM
  • 5.2
  • KTLADT2