Party of Five

  • 1994
  • 6 Seasons
  • TV-PG
  • drama, coming of age

Five orphaned siblings struggle to stay together in this blend of soap opera and family drama. A letter-writing campaign kept the series on the air despite a slow first season, and its popularity grew, especially with young viewers, and inspired a spin-off (`Time of Your Life'). The show's six-year run had various characters dealing with a multitude of (more…)

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Season 5, Episode 17 Fam-i-ly

First Aired: March 3, 1999

Family frustrations---and an impasse over custody of Owen---confront Bailey and Charlie, who also learn an alarming truth about Julia. Mrs. Reeves: Alyson Reed. Maggie: Heather McComb. James Day: Brian Markinson. Sally: Danielle Weeks.

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MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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