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"Growing Pains" Comes to Nick at Nite

"Growing Pains" Comes to Nick at Nite

For a brief period in the '80s, "Growing Pains" was one of the coolest shows on TV. It had so many things going for it. There was the cynical but loving dad (Alan Thicke) who somehow managed to maintain patient confidentiality while running a psychiatric practice out of his home; a curly-haired smart-aleck hottie (Kirk Cameron); his sassy and exasperated sister (Tracey Gold); guest appearances by a young Leonardo DiCaprio; and, of course, a friend named Boner.

I remember the show fondly, and I've always wondered if it would hold up today. Well, I'll soon find out, because on Jan. 21, "Growing Pains" is coming to Nick at Nite. The channel will start by airing a "Growing Pains" marathon on from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on the 21st. After that, the show will air at 9 and 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, at 10:30 on Saturdays, and at 9:30 on Sundays.

Now I'm starting to recall all sorts of awesome stuff about the show, including the opening-title sequence that featured the actors' actual baby photos. What do you guys remember about "Growing Pains"?

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kat0105 kat0105 10 years
I loved Growing Pains and I am so glad to hear its going to be back on nick at nite and I can watch it all over again! I used to love opening to see who would be left standing outside of the house. And gotta love the theme song sung by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warrens who also sang I've had the time of my life from Dirty Dancing! classic 80s ~Katy~
kelsen kelsen 10 years
I LOVED "Growing Pains." I even watched the reunion movies...the Leo jacket reference was pretty cute in the second one. I think I liked the later years a little more than the early ones. This ranked up there with "Family Ties" as a favorite back in the day!
Autumn87 Autumn87 10 years
Haha, Butrfly, I watch this and Mama's Family on that channel, lol. I'm excited, because I love Growing Pains!
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
My kids watch this show on what I call our Rerun channel. It's this, then Momma's Family. They LOVE Mama's Family. Weirdness, but WHATEVER. I loved Kirk. Still Love him. Too Cute.
caramel-latte caramel-latte 10 years
AAH-hahaha! Look at those glasses on Tracey Gold!! Hilarious. I used to love this show. :)
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