Family Ties

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Suits Collars Justified's Neal McDonough for Recurring Role

Neal McDonough

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

Michael Gross

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

Reginald VelJohnson, Meredith Baxter

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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Jack Klugman's Son Upset by Cory Monteith's Emmys In Memoriam Tribute

Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman's son is very upset with The Odd Couple star's exclusion from the special Emmys in memoriam tribute, which includes a special honor to Glee star Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July.

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Emmys to Pay Special Tribute to James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith and More

James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith

The 65th Annual Emmys will pay special tribute to five famous TV talents who died this past year in addition to the traditional "In Memoriam" segment, CBS announced Monday.

Study up on all the Emmy nominees before Sunday's show

At Sunday's ceremony, which airs... read more

Welcome to the Family Draws Inspiration from Famous Families

Welcome to the Family

NBC's new comedy Welcome to the Family may portray a white family often bumping heads with a Latino family, but the cast and creator Mike Sikowitz clarified that the sitcom is not a culture clash.

The series follows a white family (Mike O'Malley and Mary McCormack) and a Latino family (Ricardo Chavira and Justina Machado) who bond when their children (Ella Rae Peck and Joey Haro) fall in love and plan a family.

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Michael J. Fox Remembers Family Ties Creator Gary David Goldberg

Gary David Goldberg and Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox, who had his breakout television role in the 1980s NBC sitcom Family Ties, is among those mourning the loss of the show's creator, Gary David Goldberg, who died Sunday.

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Gary David Goldberg, Creator of Family Ties, Dies at 68

Gary David Goldberg

Gary David Goldberg, the creator of the classic sitcom Family Ties, has died, according to Variety. He was 68.

Goldberg died in Montecito, Calif. after a battle with brain cancer.

Born in Brooklyn, Goldberg began his television writing career in the '70s working on qsuch shows as The Bob Newhart Show, The Last Resort and Lou Grant, the latter of which earned him his first Emmy. 

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Michael J. Fox Discusses His Return to TV

Michael J. Fox

Michael J. Fox will return to TV this fall with a semi-autobiographical comedy on NBC — 31 years after Family Ties premiered on the network and made him a teen heartthrob. And, yes, times have definitely changed. 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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