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Growing Pains TV Show

Television Show Summary for Growing Pains

Television Show Summary

The 80's TV show ABC sitcom Growing Pains ran from 1985 to 1992. The series centered around the Seaver family, who lived on Long Island in New York.

Growing Pains DVD

DVD Release Dates and Info for Growing Pains Series

02/07/2006 - Complete 1st Season

TV Show Plot For Growing Pains

The Growing Pains child characters included: The scheming underachiever Mike, his super smart overachieving sister Carol and younger brother Ben. The parents were father Jason Seaver, a psychiatrist, who ran his practice from the Seaver home and mother Maggie who was a journalist and worked for a Long Island newspaper.

Other notable series guest stars included Matthew Perry, Brad Pitt and Dana Plato.

Cast of Growing Pains TV Show

Kirk Cameron - Mike Seaver
Alan Thicke - Dr. Jason Seaver
Joanna Kerns - Maggie Malone Seaver
Jeremy Miller - Ben Seaver
Tracey Gold - Carol Seaver
Ashley Johnson - Chrissy Seaver
Andrew Koenig - Richard 'Boner' Stabone
Leonardo DiCaprio - Luke Brower
Jamie Abbott - Stinky Sullivan
K.C. Martel - Eddie
Chelsea Noble - Kate Macdonald
Gordon Jump - Ed Malone

Trivia for the TV Show Growing Pains

The Growing Pains theme song was "As Long As We Got Each Other," which was performed by B.J. Thomas and Jennifer Warnes.

During the last season of Growing Pains, then unknown actor Leonardo DiCaprio was tapped to play a new character, Luke Brower.

Julie McCullough was fired from Growing Pains after nude photos of her were published in Playboy.

The last episode of Growing Pains ran on the same night as the the final episodes of Who's the Boss? and MacGyver on ABC.

Top 20 Ratings Info for Growing Pains Series

1985-86 - 1st Season - Ranked #18
1986-87 - 2nd Season - Ranked #8
1987-88 - 3rd Season - Ranked #5
1988-89 - 4th Season - Ranked #14
1989-90 - 5th Season - Ranked #21

80's TV Show Facts:

The TV Show Growing Pains was televised from 09/24/1985 to 08/27/1992, on the ABC network.

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