TV Series | TV-G | | Comedy, Family
Chronicles liberal ex-hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton, their conservative son Alex, daughters Mallory and Jennifer, and later, youngest child Andrew.
By the time she played Elise Keaton Meredith Baxter Birney had starred on two hit series; Bridget Loves Bernie; Family; and Family Ties was her third hit. One Day at A Time; also a big hit; was based on her life; and written by her mother, Whitney Mannings Blake; and was intended to star her; but it starred Bonnie Franklin and Mackenzie Phillips playing her role.
Alex P. Keaton:
People who have money don't need people.
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.