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Family Ties Season 5 episodes

It's My Party Season 5, Episode 30

Conclusion. Jennifer's new-found popularity has the Keaton household worried: she's cutting classes, speaking strangely and partying constantly. Tina Yothers, Justine Bateman, Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross. read more

It's My Party Season 5, Episode 29

Eager to be popular, Jennifer decides to have a party---and invites only those from the "in" crowd at school. Part 1 of two. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Chrissy: Amy Lynne. read more

Matchmaker Season 5, Episode 28

After watching Mallory suffer through a string of disastrous dates, Alex is convinced that he---and his computer---can find her the perfect boyfriend. Roger: Bill Allen. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

The Visit Season 5, Episode 27

Elyse's beloved sister pays a visit with her obnoxious children and boisterous husband (Stuart Pankin). Marv Jr.: Jeffrey B. Cohen. Michele: Karen Landry. Monica: Dana Andersen. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Love Me Do Season 5, Episode 26

Skippy succeeds in romancing Mallory's friend Amy, but the prospect of a night alone with her has him scared. Marc Price, Justine Bateman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

The Freshman and the Senior Season 5, Episode 25

Mallory's partner on a class project is 66 years old---a fact that disturbs Mallory more than she admits. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Skippy: Marc Price. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

'D' Is for Date Season 5, Episode 24

Jennifer's drive for good grades takes a back seat to her drive for popularity after she begins dating an athlete (Wil Wheaton) she's trying to impress by acting dumb. Tina Yothers. Ryder: Ken Lerner. Nick: Scott Valentine. read more

'A' My Name Is Alex Season 5, Episode 23

The episode concludes in a therapist's office, where Alex struggles to understand his friend's death---and the nature of reality, guilt and insecurity. Greg: Brian McNamara. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

'A' My Name Is Alex Season 5, Episode 22

The death of a friend in an auto accident leaves Alex feeling guilty---it could easily have been him. Part 1 of two. Brother Timothy: Richard McGonagle. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Skippy: Marc Price. read more

Keaton vs. Keaton Season 5, Episode 21

Alex and Mallory (Justine Bateman) become rivals when Steven's station offers a scholarship to employees' kids. Wertz: Ben Piazza. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Band on the Run Season 5, Episode 20

Jennifer's band is a hit during an audition for a Leland dance, but its popularity plunges when Alex becomes manager. Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers. Brooke: Yael Nucci. Ashley: Rainbow Phoenix. Kitten: Christina Applegate. read more

Battle of the Sexes Season 5, Episode 19

Conclusion. In flashbacks, the family recalls past squabbles that were worked out in the spirit of togetherness that prevails in the Keaton home. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Battle of the Sexes Season 5, Episode 18

Sexist attitudes shared by Alex and Steven seem to be rubbing off on Andrew, prompting recollections of past male-female disputes in the Keaton household. Part 1 of two. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

A Tale of Two Cities Season 5, Episode 17

Conclusion. Rebecca gets drunk at a cocktail party and insults the bank director. Okun: Reid Shelton. George: Alan Blumenfeld. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Tammy: Jonna Lee. read more

A Tale of Two Cities Season 5, Episode 16

While at a banking convention, Alex has to share a room with his boss after his reservation disappears. Part 1 of two. Michael J. Fox, Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. George: Alan Blumenfeld. read more

Architect's Apprentice Season 5, Episode 15

The Keatons (Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney) interview Nick for an art contest and learn he shares some of their viewpoints. Nick: Scott Valentine. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Wertz: Ben Piazza. read more

Higher Love Season 5, Episode 14

Nick may lose out when college alters Mallory's views on men---particularly a sophisticated fellow in her poetry group. Justine Bateman. Colin: Jonathan Emerson. Skippy: Marc Price. Joyce: Penelope Miller. read more

O Brother Season 5, Episode 13

Conclusion. Steven feels like he's lost a brother when he tries to help Rob through a midlife crisis. Maureen: Julie Cobb. Kathy: Wendel Meldrum. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

O Brother Season 5, Episode 12

Steven's visiting brother announces that he's left his wife and is dating a woman he met on the plane. Part 1 of two. Michael Gross. Kathy: Wendel Meldrum. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

My Mother, My Friend Season 5, Episode 11

Mallory is crushed when her best friend and Elyse hit it off and leave Mallory out in the cold. Allison: Robin Morse. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Becky: Allyson Rice. Simone: Marietta DePrima. read more

Paper Lion Season 5, Episode 10

Alex's professor feels threatened by a new breed of teachers and wants to submit a fraudulent paper to keep his job. Michael J. Fox. Marshall: Lisa Sloan. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. read more

High School Confidential Season 5, Episode 9

Nick needs a diploma to qualify for a job at the YMCA, but he may need a miracle to pass---Mallory has offered to help. Justine Bateman, Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

My Brother's Keeper Season 5, Episode 8

Alex gets Skippy into a popular frat, unaware that the brothers want to make him a "big stooge" on campus. Brian: Tom Breznahan. Dave: Christopher Bradley. Eric: George Newbern. read more

The Big Fix Season 5, Episode 7

Elyse is obsessed with finding the perfect woman for a co-worker, despite Steven's suggestion not to meddle. Terry: Tony Carreiro. Liz: Terry Farrell. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Mrs. Wrong Season 5, Episode 6

Conclusion. When Steven and Elyse learn of Mallory's plan to elope with Nick, they wonder where they went wrong. Mallory: Justine Bateman. J.P.: John Ingle. Mike: Larry Cox. Erin: Alexandra Powers. read more

Mrs. Wrong Season 5, Episode 5

When Mallory announces her engagement to Nick, her family is taken by surprise. Part 1 of two. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Beauty and the Bank Season 5, Episode 4

Alex is sure to insult his female boss at the bank with his first report---which includes recipes and carpet swatches. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Heaney: John Petlock. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

My Back Pages Season 5, Episode 3

Steven and a college chum resume publication of their '60s radical newspaper, the Scavenger. Cameron: Raymond Singer. Monica: Janice Lynde. Wardell: Walter Olkewicz. read more

Starting Over Season 5, Episode 2

Alex is down in the dumps after Ellen goes to Paris on a dance scholarship, but soon he's looking for a replacement. Sharon: Haviland Morris. Flaum: Michael Zorek. Neil: John Putch. Carmine: Robert Costanzo. read more

Be True to Your Preschool Season 5, Episode 1

Alex takes Andrew out of preschool when he learns that the classroom teaches noncompetitive values. Mrs. Kluger: Jennifer Salt. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

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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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