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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.
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.