Family Ties TV Show
TV Series Summary for Family Ties
Television Show Summary
The 80's TV show Family Ties aired on NBC from 1982 to 1989. The series blossomed in the ratings after being placed right after The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1987.
TV Show Plot For Family Ties
In Family Ties Steven and Elyse Keaton play a couple of hippies with liberal views who were married in the 60's. To their surprise, their children did not adopt the same liberal values. In fact, their son alex was a staunch conservative who worshiped Ronald Reagan.
Cast of Family Ties TV Show
Meredith Baxter - Elyse Keaton
Trivia for the TV Show Family TiesMatthew Broderick was originally cast to play Alex P. Keaton, but he had to turn down the role to care for his terminally ill father.
Tom Hanks appeared on Family Ties as Elise Keaton's brother Ned.
The first few seasons the Keatons lived in Cleveland, Ohio. Then they suddenly lived in Columbus, Ohio with no explanation ever given.
Top 20 Ratings Info for Family Ties Series1984-85 - 3rd Season - Ranked #5
1985-86 - 4th Season - Ranked #2
1986-87 - 5th Season - Ranked #2
1987-88 - 6th Season - Ranked #17
80's TV Show Facts:
The TV Show Family Ties was televised from 09/22/1982 to 09/17/1989, on the NBC network.
Family Ties TV Show Emmy Awards:
Michael J. Fox won best Lead Actor, Comedy in 1985-86.
Michael J. Fox won best Lead Actor, Comedy in 1986-87.
Gary Goldberg & Alex Uger won best Writing, Comedy for the 1986-87 episode 'A,' My Name Is Alex.
Michael J. Fox won best Lead Actor, Comedy in 1987-88.
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