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Growing Pains 

The misadventures of a family with a home business father and a journalist mother.

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Neal Marlens
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 16 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Alan Thicke ...  Dr. Jason Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Joanna Kerns ...  Maggie Malone Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Kirk Cameron ...  Mike Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Jeremy Miller ...  Ben Seaver 167 episodes, 1985-1992
Tracey Gold ...  Carol Seaver 166 episodes, 1985-1992
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It's hard enough to raise a kid nowadays but when you have to cope with THESE kids, things tend to get out of hand! 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. As long as they got each other, nothing else matters... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Growing Pains See more »

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Runtime:

(166 episodes)

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Mono | Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Rival network NBC poked fun at Growing Pains on their show Golden Girls in the episode "Family Affair" with Dorothy claiming "I can't believe Alan Thicke has a hit series". See more »

Quotes

Mike: Did you see that movie, Taxi Driver?
Girl: Didn't Danny DeVito play a guy named Louie?
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As Long As We Got Each Other
Written by John Bettis
Performed by B.J. Thomas
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It's not the best but it sure beats most other shows
26 June 2002 | by SylSee all my reviews

After the family ties success on NBC, ABC developed Growing Pains to rival it about the Seavers with their 3 children in Long Island, New York. Nobody in this show has the New York accent but it still beats other shows. Kirk Cameron became a huge teen star in the eighties. Tracey Gold shined as the middle sister, Carol Seaver. Alan Thicke finally had a successful show in his lifetime and Joanna Kerns came out of her big sister Donna Devarona's shadows as the Growing Pains mom. The writing could have been better and the show could have equaled Family Ties but nowadays, a show like this would have got Emmys. Sure, it was sweet and full of saccharine but I miss it now.


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