’80s Love: The Cast Of Family Ties, Then And Now

The 1980s were a strange time in the USA. When Ronald Reagan became the President of the United States in 1981, he brought in numerous new social and economic initiatives. The show that best tackled and talked about those changes was the sitcom “Family Ties.” The series looked at the move from the cultural liberalism in the ’60s and ’70s, to the conservatism of the 1980s.

The show often took a comedic approach when examining series topics and it made us laugh, cry, and perhaps most important, it made us think.

The Show Was So Successful It Had Nearly A Decade On Air

While most sitcoms hardly get more than a season or two, Family Ties was quite the opposite. The show attracted a big audience and experienced success throughout its run in the 1980s. The show debuted in 1982 and lasted until its last episode in 1989, a solid seven-year run.


Behind the scenes, there was a lot more going on that we didn’t hear about. And after the show wrapped up, the lives of the cast members changed dramatically.