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

"Growing Pains: Return of the Seavers" ~ In this second television movie, the Seaver family reunites once again. This time, Jason and …

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

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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. The family attends a live taping of "The Cosby Show" in the opening scene of an episode in Season 2; this is especially odd since the two shows aired on different networks.
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  • The character Jason Seaver was ranked #37 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
  • Kirk Cameron was so intent on keeping the show devoid of adult themes that he phoned the president of ABC and accused producers Dan Guntzelman, Steve Marshall and Michael Sullivan of being…
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    Kirk Cameron was so intent on keeping the show devoid of adult themes that he phoned the president of ABC and accused producers Dan Guntzelman, Steve Marshall and Michael Sullivan of being "pornographers". The three then resigned from the show, having had enough of Cameron's shenanigans.
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