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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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Jason Flirts, Maggie Hurts

S06, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1990)
The sparks fly when Maggie (Joanna Kerns) turns the tables on Jason (Alan Thicke) and does a little flirting of her own.
  • Fri 6/22
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Happy Halloween

S06, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1990)
With Halloween plans rained out, the Seavers tell scary stories.
  • Sat 6/23
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Aloha

S03, E01  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1987)
A vacation trip to Hawaii forces Maggie (Joanna Kerns) to make a difficult decision. With Alan Thicke.
  • Sat 6/23
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Aloha

S03, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1987)
While in Hawaii, the Seavers' complications continue as Carol develops long-distance boy troubles.
  • Sun 6/24
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Happy Halloween

S06, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1990)
With Halloween plans rained out, the Seavers tell scary stories.
  • Tue 6/26
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Let's Go Europe

S06, E09  (First Aired: Nov. 7, 1990)
Salesman Mike (Kirk Cameron) wins a trip to Europe when his parents (Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns) buy a trip to Paris.
  • Wed 6/27
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Let's Go Europe

S06, E10  (First Aired: Nov. 14, 1990)
When the Seavers' tours fall apart, Maggie (Joanna Kerns) is hospitalized and Mike (Kirk Cameron) is stranded. Guest star: Heather Langenkamp.
  • Thu 6/28
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Let's Go Europe

S06, E11  (First Aired: Nov. 28, 1990)
Mike and Amy's (Kirk Cameron, Heather Langenkamp) European odyssey sputters into Paris.
  • Fri 6/29
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Divorce Story

S06, E12  (First Aired: Dec. 5, 1990)
Jason (Alan Thicke) is glad to hear his mother's marriage is failing until she asks him for help. With Joanna Kerns, Tracey Gold.
  • Sat 6/30
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Michaelgate

S03, E05  (First Aired: Oct. 6, 1987)
Unscrupulous students recruit Mike to run for student president to ensure a victory for their candidate.
  • Sat 6/30
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

Big Brother Is Not Watching

S03, E06  (First Aired: Oct. 13, 1987)
Ben (Jeremy Miller) attempts to con his parents (Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns) into buying him an expensive bicycle. With Summer Phoenix.
  • Sun 7/1
  • 2:30PM-3:00PM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2

No Episode Title

(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1985)
Psychiatrist Jason Seaver raises a family in suburban New York.
  • Tue 7/3
  • 12:30AM-1:00AM
  • 2.2
  • KTVIDT2