Family Ties Episodes

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Family Ties Season 6 episodes

Father, Can You Spare a Dime? Season 6, Episode 28

Nick turns to his estranged father after the bank turns down Nick's request for a loan to open a children's art school. Scott Valentine, Justine Bateman. Erica: Jena Vallee. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Return of the Native Season 6, Episode 27

The family's cousin June stops by to tell them about her trip to Europe---but instead reminisces about past visits with the Keatons. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

A Sign of the Times Season 6, Episode 26

Andrew refuses to speak in a show of empathy for a hearing-impaired classmate being teased by other preschoolers. Miss Metcalf: Terri Hanauer. Mrs. Richards: Susan Kohler. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. read more

The Boys Next Door Season 6, Episode 25

A high-school reunion reunites Elyse with the guy least likely to succeed (Robert Klein)---who's now a millionaire. Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. Norma: Belita Moreno. Bob: Kevin Dunn. Beth: Gwen Banta. read more

Spring Reminds Me Season 6, Episode 24

A former neighbor begins to confuse Mallory for the daughter she recently lost. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Quittin' Time Season 6, Episode 23

Alex regrets encouraging Lauren to quit work on her thesis: she ends up watching soap operas and clipping recipes. Michael J. Fox, Courteney Cox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. Judi: Amy Benedict. read more

Read It and Weep Season 6, Episode 22

Conclusion. Jennifer is suspended for reading a banned book and becomes a symbol for the fight against censorship. Flaherty: Christian Clemenson. Susan: Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Hewitt: Bibi Besch. read more

Read It and Weep Season 6, Episode 21

Jennifer brings home news that her school has banned the subject of her book report: "Huckleberry Finn." Part 1 of two. Flaherty: Christian Clemenson. Hewitt: Bibi Besch. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

The Blues Brother Season 6, Episode 20

A legendary guitarist (bluesman Brownie McGhee) agrees to be on Alex's radio show but refuses to perform on campus. Michael J. Fox. Webster: Richard Brestoff. Lauren: Courteney Cox. read more

The Spirit of Columbus Season 6, Episode 19

Alex discovers the profit margin in mass-marketing Nick's sculptures, and ends up pushing Nick to his artistic limits. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, Michael Gross. Barbara: Bunny Summers. read more

The Play's the Thing Season 6, Episode 18

While directing his college play, Steven can't stand to see the male lead in romantic scenes with the heroine---Elyse. Jeff: Rod McCary. Steven: Michael Gross. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Oscar: David Wohl. read more

Miracle in Columbus Season 6, Episode 17

Working as a department-store Santa, Alex encounters the real Santa, who promises him that his good deeds won't go unrewarded. Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers. Michelle: Ellen Hamilton Latzen. Beth: Lee Gorlington. Ray: Josh Clark. read more

Anniversary Waltz Season 6, Episode 16

Steven and Elyse's bickering during the planning of their anniversary party could put a stop to the celebration. Michael Gross, Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael J. Fox. Mallory: Justine Bateman. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

The American Family Season 6, Episode 15

Conclusion. As the Keatons recall their lives, Lauren realizes that they're anything but the typical American family. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. Skippy: Marc Price. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

The American Family Season 6, Episode 14

The Keatons recall memorable moments when Lauren interviews them for a study of the typical American family. Part 1 of two. Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. Andrew: Brian Bonsall. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Father Time Season 6, Episode 13

Conclusion. Strained relations between Uncle Rob and Marilyn reach the breaking point after she spends the night with a stranger. Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman. read more

Father Time Season 6, Episode 12

A visit from Uncle Rob and the Keaton cousins reveals problems between Rob and his teenage daughter, who won't forgive him for having had an affair. Part 1 of two. Jonathan: Blake Soper. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Jennifer: Tina Yothers. read more

Citizen Keaton Season 6, Episode 11

Mallory's decision to run for student-body president brings surprise support from Alex (Michael J. Fox). Mallory: Justine Bateman. Amy: Sonia Curtis. Skippy: Marc Price. Nick: Scott Valentine. Lauren: Courteney Cox. read more

Mister Sister Season 6, Episode 10

Mallory regrets getting Nick a janitor's job at her sorority house, where he's made an honorary member and a candidate for Snow Queen. Dana: Tracy Camilla Johns. Cindy: Laura Leigh Hughes. Karen: Kim Gillingham. read more

The Way We Were Season 6, Episode 9

The Keatons are visited by Elyse's aunt, an exuberant storyteller whose memory seems to be getting foggy. Meredith Baxter Birney, Michael Gross. Dr. Williamson: Matthew Faison. Alex: Michael J. Fox. read more

Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers Season 6, Episode 8

Alex's insecurity surfaces when Lauren receives a dinner invitation from her ex, a Wall Street banker. Eric: Campbell Scott. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Steven: Michael Gross. read more

Walking on Air Season 6, Episode 7

Mallory's first journalistic endeavor at Steven's TV station results in disaster. Justine Bateman, Michael Gross. Alex: Michael J. Fox. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Super Mom Season 6, Episode 6

As a busy working wife and mother, Elyse fears that she may have to quit her job and become a full-time housewife. Michael Gross, Brian Bonsall. Norback: Sandy Ward. Jerry: Jay Thomas. read more

Dream Date Season 6, Episode 5

Jennifer's new suitor is a nerd bearing gifts, but he's her only ticket to the sophomore dance. Tina Yothers, Meredith Baxter Birney. Roger: Tony Crane. Nancy: Lilly Moon. Brad: Brad Kesten. read more

The Other Woman Season 6, Episode 4

Andrew is threatened by Alex's involvement with Lauren, who explains the boy's jealousy to Alex (Michael J. Fox). Nick: Scott Valentine. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Dear Mallory Season 6, Episode 3

As a local paper's new advice columnist, Mallory gets in over her head trying to solve every problem under the sun. Andrea: Jane Adams. Buffaloed Bill: Raymond Singer. Elyse: Meredith Baxter Birney. read more

Last of the Red Hot Psychologists Season 6, Episode 2

Conclusion. Alex impulsively kisses Lauren during a research session and then can't get her off his mind. Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. read more

Last of the Red Hot Psychologists Season 6, Episode 1

Romance is forecast for Alex when a psychology major hires him for her study of overachievers. Part 1 of two. Michael J. Fox, Meredith Baxter Birney. Steven: Michael Gross. Mallory: Justine Bateman. 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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