Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 24, 1985
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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Growing Pains

Dr Seaver, a psychologist and his wife Maggie Seaver, a journalist, try to do their best raising their family and although their kids, Mike, Ben, Carol and Crissie, cause them endless problems, they manage to keep the family close together.

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TV Movie: Growing Pains: Return of the S… Aired: Oct. 16, 2004

In this second television movie, the Seaver family reunites once again. This time, Jason and Maggie plan on selling their home and setting out …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 7 seasons and 168 episodes air between 1985 and 1992.

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  • In one episode Mike talks about confusion over the Russian Playwright Chekhov, saying he thought Chekov was "The Russian guy on Star Trek." Andrew Koenig, who played Mike's best friend Boner…
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    In one episode Mike talks about confusion over the Russian Playwright Chekhov, saying he thought Chekov was "The Russian guy on Star Trek." Andrew Koenig, who played Mike's best friend Boner on the series, was the son of Walter Koenig, who played Chekov on Star Trek.
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  • Many TV Viewers and Critics felt the show's depiction of a father who was a doctor whose office was in the home and a mother who was a working professional was ripped off from The Cosby Show.…
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    Many TV Viewers and Critics felt the show's depiction of a father who was a doctor whose office was in the home and a mother who was a working professional was ripped off from The Cosby Show. Creator 'Neil Marlens (I)' has said that Jason and Maggie's occupations and related dynamics were based on those of his own parents while growing up and that the similarities were coincidental.
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  • The video portion of the theme featured five different variations; season 1 had artwork from various eras (Egyptian, Renaissance, Victorian, etc.) with the cast names superimposed; season 2 had…
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    The video portion of the theme featured five different variations; season 1 had artwork from various eras (Egyptian, Renaissance, Victorian, etc.) with the cast names superimposed; season 2 had clips of season 1; season three showed real-life photos of the cast when they were younger, and always had Thicke standing alone at the end of the song, then running to catch up with other cast members; season four and five had a different cast member linger in front of the camera before running for other cast members; seasons six and seven featured a professional family photo before and after the credits.
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