Growing Pains

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Growing Pains Network: ABC
Episodes: 166 (half-hour)
Seasons: Seven

TV show dates: September 24, 1985 — April 25, 1992
Series status: Cancelled/ended

Performers include: Kirk Cameron, Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns, Jeremy Miller, Tracey Gold, Ashley Johnson, Andrew Koenig, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Abbott, and K.C. Martel.

TV show description:      
A popular sitcom of the 1980s that revolves around the Seaver family of Long Island, New York.

Dr. Jason Seaver (Alan Thicke) is a stay-at-home Dad and psychiatrist who is married to reporter Maggie Malone Seaver (Joanna Kerns). They are both kept very busy by their three children; troublemaker Mike (Kirk Cameron), brainy Carol (Tracey Gold), and rambunctious Ben (Jeremy Miller).

Later in the series, daughter Chrissy is born and quickly ages from infant to 6 years old (at which time Ashley Johnson began playing the role). Homeless Luke Brower (Leonardo DiCaprio) also briefly stays with the family.


Canceled and renewed TV show

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