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ComedyFamilyAll (TV-G)1982 - 19897 Seasons
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Family Ties (1982 - 1989)

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Comedy Family Rated: All (TV-G)1982 - 19897 Seasons

Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.Family Ties featuring Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross has one or more episodes streaming on Paramount+, free on PlutoTV, available for purchase on iTunes, and 5 others. It's a comedy and family show with 181 episodes over 7 seasons. Family Ties is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (18,696 votes).

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Family Ties Season 7 Overview

Oct 30, 1988 - May 15, 1989

Season 7 of Family Ties has 26 episodes that are available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

Family Ties Season 7 Episodes
Season 07, Episode 26 Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore (2)
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S07 E26

Alex Doesn't Live Here...
May 15, 1989

While Alex packs for New York, Elyse struggles to deal with her feelings of loss. After Elyse's blow-up with Alex,...

S07 E26 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 5 Services.

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Season 07, Episode 25 Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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S07 E25

Alex Doesn't Live Here...
May 14, 1989

As Alex packs his belongings for a move to New York, each family member has a chance to say goodbye....

S07 E25 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Season 07, Episode 24 Mr. Keaton Takes a Vacation
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S07 E24

Mr. Keaton Takes a...
May 7, 1989

Nick needs somewhere to stay while his apartment is painted, and the Keatons take him in for the week. Steven,...

S07 E24 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Family Ties Season 6 Overview

Sep 13, 1987 - May 2, 1988

Season 6 of Family Ties has 28 episodes that are available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

Family Ties Season 6 Episodes
Season 06, Episode 28 Father, Can You Spare a Dime?
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S06 E28

Father, Can You Spare...
May 2, 1988

Nick again demonstrates his flair for teaching art by conducting a class at the ""Y"" for children, including Andrew. So...

S06 E28 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+ and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Season 06, Episode 27 Father, Can You Spare a Dime?
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S06 E27

Father, Can You Spare...
May 1, 1988

Nick's art class at the community center has ended, and he wants to open his own art school to continue...

S06 E27 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+ and for Rent or Purchase on 5 Services.

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Season 06, Episode 26 Return of the Native
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S06 E26

Return of the Native
Mar 20, 1988

Cousin June visits the Keatons, on holiday from her university studies in London. Memories bubble up when she starts talking...

S06 E26 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Family Ties Season 5 Overview

Sep 25, 1986 - Aug 14, 1987

Season 5 of Family Ties has 30 episodes that are available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

Family Ties Season 5 Episodes
Season 05, Episode 30 It's My Party (2)
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S05 E30

It's My Party (2)
Aug 14, 1987

In her quest to become one of the popular kids, Jennifer invites her trendy classmates to her thirteenth birthday party....

S05 E30 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+ and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Season 05, Episode 29 It's My Party: Part 2
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S05 E29

It's My Party: Part...
Aug 13, 1987

Since her birthday party, Jennifer is spending all her spare time with her new 'cool' airhead friends, doing atypical things...

S05 E29 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 5 Services.

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Season 05, Episode 28 It's My Party: Part 1
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S05 E28

It's My Party: Part...
Aug 6, 1987

On Jen's 13th birthday, she is unusually resistant to the usual party ingredients; she clearly only pretends to appreciate the...

S05 E28 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Family Ties Season 4 Overview

Sep 26, 1985 - May 8, 1986

Season 4 of Family Ties has 28 episodes that are available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

Family Ties Season 4 Episodes
Season 04, Episode 28 Paper Chase
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S04 E28

Paper Chase
May 8, 1986

Mallory's graduation is dependent upon her performance on a history exam.

S04 E28 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+ and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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Season 04, Episode 27 Once in Love With Elyse
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S04 E27

Once in Love With...
May 1, 1986

A young architect confronts Steven over the fact that he has a serious crush on Elyse.

S04 E27 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+ and for Rent or Purchase on 3 Services.

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Season 04, Episode 26 My Buddy
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S04 E26

My Buddy
Mar 6, 1986

Steven feels rejected by Jennifer and decides to attend one of her girls club meetings.

S04 E26 of Family Ties is available to stream on PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 2 Services.

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Family Ties Season 3 Overview

Sep 20, 1984 - Mar 29, 1985

Season 3 of Family Ties has 24 episodes that are available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

Family Ties Season 3 Episodes
Season 03, Episode 24 Remembrances of Things Past (2)
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S03 E24

Remembrances of Things Past...
Mar 29, 1985

Steven takes a nostalgic trip to his hometown following the death of his father and, with the support of Elyse...

S03 E24 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 5 Services.

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Season 03, Episode 23 Remembrances of Things Past
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S03 E23

Remembrances of Things Past
Mar 28, 1985

While at the family home to help their mother sell the house, Steven and his brother argue over childhood issues....

S03 E23 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 5 Services.

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Season 03, Episode 22 Cold Storage
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S03 E22

Cold Storage
Mar 7, 1985

Alex wants to come along visiting Grandma because she lives close to Lisa Tobin; Jennifer wants to come for the...

S03 E22 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Family Ties Season 2 Overview

Sep 28, 1983 - Sep 20, 1984

Season 2 of Family Ties has 23 episodes that are available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

Family Ties Season 2 Episodes
Season 02, Episode 23 The Gambler
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S02 E23

The Gambler
Sep 20, 1984

Elyse catches gambling fever while on a business trip to Atlantic City, N.J.

S02 E23 of Family Ties is available for Rent or Purchase on iTunes, Vudu.

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Season 02, Episode 22 Working at It
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S02 E22

Working at It
May 10, 1984

Elyse gets a new job at an architectural firm and experiences challenges at work and at home.

S02 E22 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Season 02, Episode 21 Diary of a Young Girl
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S02 E21

Diary of a Young...
May 3, 1984

Jennifer is in the hospital to have her tonsils taken out and is worried she will not survive. Awaiting the...

S02 E21 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Family Ties Season 1 Overview

Sep 22, 1982 - Apr 11, 1983

Season 1 of Family Ties has 22 episodes that are available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

Family Ties Season 1 Episodes
Season 01, Episode 22 Elyse D'Arc
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S01 E22

Elyse D'Arc
Apr 11, 1983

Steven and Elyse clash when her busy schedule and numerous commitments keep them from spending any time together.

S01 E22 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Season 01, Episode 21 Stage Fright
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S01 E21

Stage Fright
Apr 4, 1983

Alex reluctantly preps Mallory for a high school television quiz show when he can't find anyone else to fill an...

S01 E21 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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Season 01, Episode 20 The Fifth Wheel
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S01 E20

The Fifth Wheel
Mar 28, 1983

With their parents out for the night, Alex and Mallory argue over who has to stay to watch Jennifer, leading...

S01 E20 of Family Ties is available to stream on Paramount+, PlutoTV and for Rent or Purchase on 6 Services.

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All Seasons of Family Ties

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169 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV).

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178 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Paramount+).

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181 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play, and 3 others).

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Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.

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#3,136 Ranked TV Show

#61 Ranked in Mature TV

#119 Ranked in TV on Paramount+

#198 Ranked in Family TV

Family Ties has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (18,696 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

About Family Ties

Family Ties Overview

Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.

Age rating: All (TV-G)
Number of seasons: 7 Seasons
Number of episodes: 181 Episodes

Extra Information

Related Genres: ComedyFamily
Related Tags: MaturePolitical
Country of origin: America
Available to watch on: Free ServicesParamount+
Original Release Date: Sep 22, 1982
Show Status: Ended
Next episode release: N/A