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Family Ties

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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.
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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 Baxter
As Elyse Keaton
Michael Gross
As Steven Keaton
Michael J. Fox
As Alex P. Keaton
Justine Bateman
As Mallory Keaton
Tina Yothers
As Jennifer Keaton
Brian Bonsall
As Andrew Keaton (S05-S07)


Reviews: 1
Great Show for the FamilyRating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

Family Ties' is merely an immaculate sitcom and would be forever ob my top list of best shows of all time!!! I really adore this show until now. It also starred the great and talented actors and I especially love Michael J Fox here!!! The Keatons are good example of a good family and every episode of this show ends teaching you moral lessons, nice script! It was fast moving and not boring. Missing this show lead me to buy a DVD boxset at http://www.memorylanedvd.com/product.php?productid=36125&cat=0&page=1 which delivered me a very excellent quality DVDs. Now, I’m very much enjoying this TV series as much as I want without catching up the re-runs anymore. It was good to see Michael J Fox at the young age again! I love this show and wont get tired of watching this all over again! Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, July 24th 2013 at 4:59 am

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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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Warning: Family Ties guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 22, 1982
Ended: September 17, 1989
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