The series was a moderate hit during its first two seasons, and received a ratings boost when The Cosby Show first became Family Ties lead in show for season three. Michael J Fox's breakout popularity upon the release of Back To The Future, released shortly after the show's third season, resulted in increase attention, and success for the show.
I can't wait to try this Pasta Alex, Alex.
Alex P. Keaton: I love a man with a healthy appetite.
The complete opening credit sequences in each episode were cut from one minute to thirty seconds in syndication. Episodes now airing on Nick at Nite have restored the complete opening credit sequences. Original syndication episodes released in 1987 retain their original versions of the Paramount Pictures ID Jingle. Current Nick at Nite episodes feature the current Paramount TV ID.
Take a look back at the TV series that took home Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series in the categories of Drama and Comedy.