Family Ties (NBC, 1982-1989)
Family Ties was an American sitcom that aired for seven seasons from September 22, 1982 to May 14, 1989. The series aired and reflected the move underway in the United States from the cultural liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the 1980s. Therefore, Family Ties honestly expressed the relationship between young Republican Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) and his ex-hippie parents Steven and Elyse Keaton (Michael Gross and Meredith Baxter). Throughout its run, Family Ties won numerous awards, including three consecutive Emmy Awards for Michael J. Fox as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The cast was rounded by fashion-conscious/gossipy daughter Mallory (Justine Bateman) and tomboy youngest daughter Jennifer (Tina Yothers).