Family Ties

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8 Classic Shows You Should Binge-Watch Now on CBS All Access

Wanna watch your favorite CBS show anytime? Now you can. CBS has launched its own subscription service, CBS All Access, on Thursday, becoming the first broadcast network to offer a streaming option.

You'll be able to watch HBO without a subscription in 2015

For $5.99 a month, subscribers will have access to full seasons of 15 current CBS shows (with new episodes up the day after they air); previous seasons of eight current shows; more than 5,000 ad-free episodes of classic shows that aired on or were produced by the network; livestreams of 14 CBS local affiliates and the Big Brother live feed; and bonus content from such events as the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. CBS All Access is also available through the CBS App on Apple and Android devices.

Check out eight vintage shows you should binge-watch on CBS All Access now.
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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 5/14/1989

Season 7, Episode 26
Alex bids a tearful goodbye to his family before moving to New York.

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Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 5/8/1986

Season 4, Episode 24
The show's fourth season marks the appearance of Alex's first serious girlfriend, Ellen Reed. Alex tries to pick out his perfect girl in the school directory but falls in love with her roommate, with whom he has nothing in common. Meanwhile, Steven has a very difficult time accepting that Jennifer is growing up and no longer wants to hang out with him. Later, Mallory faces the possibility of failing her senior year in high school because of her poor grades.

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 3/28/1985

After Meredith Baxter Birney became pregnant during the third season, Elyse follows suit, and little Andy evens out the household's gender balance ("Birth of a Keaton, Pt 1 and Pt 2"). While Elyse and Steven prepare for the new arrival, Alex starts college ("Little Man on Campus"), Mallory gets a job ("Fabric Smarts"), and Jennifer discovers boys ("Love Thy Neighbor").

Paid | Amazon Instant Video Aired: 4/11/1983

Season 1, Episode 22
In the show's first season, we're introduced to Steven and Elyse Keaton's fun loving, wild and dynamic family.

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8 Classic Shows You Should Binge-Watch Now on CBS All Access

Wanna watch your favorite CBS show anytime? Now you can. CBS has launched its own subscription service, CBS All Access, on Thursday, becoming the first broadcast network to offer a streaming option.

You'll be able to watch HBO without a subscription in 2015

For $5.99 a month, subscribers will have access to full seasons of 15 current CBS shows (with new episodes up the day after they air); previous seasons of eight current shows; more than 5,000 ad-free episodes of classic shows that aired on or were produced by the network; livestreams of 14 CBS local affiliates and the Big Brother live feed; and bonus content from such events as the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music Awards and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. CBS All Access is also available through the CBS App on Apple and Android devices.

Check out eight vintage shows you should binge-watch on CBS All Access now.
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Suits Collars Justified's Neal McDonough for Recurring Role

From one well-dressed character to (presumably) another: Neal McDonough, who memorably portrayed dapper Justified villain Robert Quarles in the FX drama's third season, is about to... read more

Exclusive: Family Ties Dad to School Last Man Standing

Two of TV's most iconic father figures are about to cross paths.

Family Ties patriarch Michael Gross has booked a guest-starring role on... read more

Meg Ryan to Produce and Star in NBC Comedy

Meg Ryan has inked a deal to produce and star in an NBC comedy, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The project will star Ryan as a devoted single mother who decides to return to the publishing house where she was once a brilliant editor. Once back, she finds out she'll be working for her former intern.

Michael J. Fox and 7 other TV veterans return to television

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Reginald VelJohnson, Meredith Baxter Head to The Neighbors

The Neighbors is welcoming two sitcom veterans to the 'hood.

Reginald VelJohnson (Family Matters) and Meredith Baxter (Family Ties) will guest-star on the ABC sitcom's Thanksgiving episode as the parents of Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye), Entertainment Weekly reports.

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Premiered: September 22, 1982, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Former 1960s flower children raise their kids during the conservative Reagan era in one of the best written and acted family sitcoms of the 1980s, a show that occasionally tackled serious issues such as racism and a parent's heart attack. Michael J. Fox won three consecutive Emmys for his portrayal of Alex, the suit-and-tie Republican student who adores William F. Buckley Jr. and devours the Wall Street Journal. Fox later married costar Tracy Pollan, who appeared as his college girlfriend.

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