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Growing Pains (US)

Growing Pains (US)


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Growing Pains was a successful ABC sitcom about the Seaver family making their way through life. Jason and Maggie Seaver, two loving parents, raise their three children: Mike Seaver, the troublesome teenager, Carol Seaver, the brainy middle child, and Ben Seaver, the cute youngest son. Jason, a psychiatrist, works out of his house and takes care of the children so that his wife, Maggie, can pursue her career in journalism.

As the years go by, many changes occur. Mike graduates high school and begins class at Alf Landon Community College, at which time he proceeds to move out, but only to live above the garage. Maggie gets pregnant and gives birth to another daughter, Chrissy and switches roles with Jason as she decides to stay home with the kids while he moves his practice to an actual office. The Seavers also take in a troubled young homeless boy by the name of Luke in the final season.

Opening Theme: As Long As We Got Each Other
Written by John Bettis
Composed by Steve Dorff
Performed by B.J. Thomas and Jennifer Warnes.


Broadcast History
Growing Pains aired on ABC from September 1985 to April 1992. It lasted for 7 seasons and 166 episodes.

Seasons 1-3: Tuesdays at 8:30 on ABC
Seasons 4- 6: Wednesdays at 8:00 on ABC
Season 7: Saturdays at 8:30 on ABC

Almost immediately after Growing Pains ended, Disney Channel purchased the syndication rights for the show, and it aired on their network until 2003.
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Episode Info

Final: 7x24 -- The Last Picture Show (2) (Apr/25/1992)


After Ben's blessing, Maggie decides to take the job offer and the family begins to prepare for the move. With moving day here, the Seavers are ready and excited about starting a new chapter in their lives- but not before having one final meal as a family where they reminisce about the fun times they've had together in the house.
Cast
Alan ThickeAlan Thicke
As Dr. Jason Roland Seaver
Joanna KernsJoanna Kerns
As Maggie Malone Seaver
Kirk CameronKirk Cameron
As Michael "Mike" Aaron Seaver
Tracey GoldTracey Gold
As Carol Anne Seaver
Jeremy MillerJeremy Miller
As Benjamin "Ben" Seaver
Ashley JohnsonAshley Johnson
As Christine "Chrissy" Seaver (S06-S07)
Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio
As Luke Brower (S07)

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Recurring Guests

Andrew Koenig as Richard "Boner" Stabone (25 eps)
Chelsea Noble as Kate McDonnel (23 eps)
K.C. Martel as Eddie (19 eps)
Gordon Jump as Ed Malone (13 eps)
Jamie Abbott as Stinky Sullivan (13 eps)
Betty McGuire as Kate Malone (12 eps)
Sam Anderson as Mr. Dewitt (11 eps)
Julie McCullough as Julie Costello (11 eps)
Lisa Capps as Debbie (9 eps)
Robert Rockwell as Wally (8 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy | Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September 24, 1985
Ended: August 27, 1992
Themes
Season 1  
Season 2-6 Lyrics
View All 4 Theme Songs
Akas
• Ay Como Duele Crecer (Used In Colombia)
• Genitori In Blue Jeans (Used In Italy)
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