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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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All Upcoming Times for Growing Pains

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Aloha

S03, E02  (First Aired: Sep. 18, 1987)
While in Hawaii, the Seavers' complications continue as Carol develops long-distance boy troubles.

Taking Care of Business

S03, E03  (First Aired: Sep. 22, 1987)
Mike (Kirk Cameron) puts his talents to use as a salesman for a stereo store with a disreputable image. Andrew Koenig and Timothy Gibb guest star.

Happy Halloween

S06, E07  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1990)
With Halloween plans rained out, the Seavers tell scary stories.

Happy Halloween

S06, E08  (First Aired: Oct. 31, 1990)
With Halloween plans rained out, the Seavers tell scary stories.

Not Necessarily the News

S03, E04  (First Aired: Sep. 29, 1987)
Maggie (Joanna Kerns) becomes discouraged when she can't find a job.

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(First Aired: Sep. 24, 1985)
Psychiatrist Jason Seaver raises a family in suburban New York.