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7th Heaven 

Eric Camden, a minister, and his wife Annie deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 21 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Stephen Collins ...  Rev. Eric Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
Catherine Hicks ...  Annie Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
Beverley Mitchell ...  Lucy Camden 243 episodes, 1996-2007
Happy ...  Happy 243 episodes, 1996-2007
Mackenzie Rosman ...  Ruthie Camden 237 episodes, 1996-2007
David Gallagher ...  Simon Camden 197 episodes, 1996-2006
Barry Watson ...  Matt Camden 155 episodes, 1996-2006
Lorenzo Brino Lorenzo Brino ...  Sam Camden / ... 139 episodes, 1999-2007
Nikolas Brino ...  David Camden 138 episodes, 1999-2007
Jessica Biel ...  Mary Camden 136 episodes, 1996-2006
George Stults ...  Kevin Kinkirk 114 episodes, 2002-2007
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Eric Camden, a minister, and his wife Annie deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

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Drama | Family | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

The CW Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1996 (USA) See more »

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7th Heaven: Beginnings See more »

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Spelling Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When the show was filming Matt Camden's wedding to a rabbi's daughter, a Los Angeles synagogue originally offered a filming location contract but withdrew from the filming because of the show's portrayal of the rabbi as hostile and intolerant towards his new Christian son-in-law. See more »

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Simon: I guess my inner voice was telling me... you're going to hell anyway for killing that guy... so I might as well have sex.
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Laughably bad, yet oddly mesmerizing
19 October 2005 | by EricRousSee all my reviews

This series has all the qualities that should go into a horrid sitcom. The acting is beneath sub-par--with kids who were clearly picked more for their "look" than their acting abilities. The writing is so syrupy and pedestrian as to make "Martha Stewart's Living" look edgy and sophisticated by comparison. And the production quality looks like that of a 5th-rate syndicated show from 1987.

And, yet there is something oddly mesmerizing about this show. Maybe it's Aaron Spelling's knack for populating a world with such pretty people with such simple, easily solved problems. Maybe it's part of a secret desire to live in such an uncomplicated world where good guys are soapy pure and every house has a picket fence. Or maybe I just like to ogle Jessica Biel.

But what I really think is so appealing about this show is its camp value. Like a really cheesy B-horror film, 7th Heaven is at its best when it's at it worst. The hokier the story-line, the worse the acting; the more you have to laugh at it. It's like a train-wreck that you HAVE to watch--to find out who will introduce the next groan-inducing plot point, who will utter the next over-rehearsed bit of "spontaneous" dialogue, or what guest star has sunk so low this week.

7th Heaven is must-see TV, if for nothing else than watching desperate sup-par directors' constant cutaways to the family dog (to cover bad edits and, presumably, even worse dialogue). And the great thing is, the dog is actually a better actor than most of the kids on the show.

So, check it out. Get some popcorn, and have a good laugh.


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