Family Ties

Family Ties

TVRage's Family Ties guide.

It was set in Columbus, Ohio where one-time flower children Elyse and Steve Keaton still espoused the liberal values of the idealistic '60s, although they were now parents and professionals (she an architect, he the manager of public TV station WKS-TV). Their children's ideals were something else. Seventeen-year-old Alex was Mr. Conservative, habitually dressed in suit and tie and with a picture of William F. Buckley, Jr., over his bed. Mallory, 15, was into designer jeans, boys, and drunk food, while cute little Jennifer, 9, just wanted to be a kid. They were a loving family, though the kids never could understand those Bob Dylan records their parents kept playing.

Episode Info

Final: 7x26 -- Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2) (May/14/1989)

Alex and Elyse need to have a talk after a blow up over his accepting a new job in NY, and his shunning of his family, calling him arrogant and inconsiderate. Come the next morning, Alex is off for his new life.
Meredith BaxterMeredith Baxter
As Elyse Keaton
Michael GrossMichael Gross
As Steven Keaton
Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox
As Alex P. Keaton
Justine BatemanJustine Bateman
As Mallory Keaton
Tina YothersTina Yothers
As Jennifer Keaton
Brian BonsallBrian Bonsall
As Andrew Keaton (S05-S07)

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Creator: Gary David Goldberg
Executive Producer: Gary David Goldberg, Lloyd Garver
Supervising Producer: Michael J. Weithorn
Casting: Allison Jones
Music: Tom Scott (2)
Camera Operator: Irv Waitsman, Richard Price (1), Rick Caswell, Paul Basta
Main Title Theme Performed By: Johnny Mathis

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Recurring Guests

Marc Price (1) as Skippy Handleman (53 eps)
Scott Valentine as Nick Moore (46 eps)
Courteney Cox as Lauren Miller (21 eps)
Tracy Pollan as Ellen Reed (9 eps)
John Hancock as Gus (7 eps)
Terry Wills as Don Bradford (6 eps)
Alan Blumenfeld as Lou Stone (6 eps)
Norman Parker as Robert Keaton (6 eps)
David Wohl as Axelrod (5 eps)
John Petlock as Mr. Blanton (5 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 1982
Ended: September 17, 1989
Without Us by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams Lyrics
• Blomsterbørns børn (Used In Denmark)
• Caras e Caretas (Used In Brazil)
• Jede Menge Familie (Used In Germany)
• Lazos Familiares (Used In Colombia)
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