I find it odd timing after almost 25 years Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross are finally reuniting for a tv movie called Becoming Santa on Lifetime which will air this Saturday. The Keaton family were in the 80s the second most popular family. Alex Keaton still for me represents in many ways the 80s teen. I knew many, many Alex Keatons in high school. Kids whose parents were hippies and/or 60s liberals embracing Reagan was a form of rebellion.
Family Ties is still being rerun in cable, Cosby no more airing on cable. It would benefit cable tv if people thought the Keatons as THE family to represent that decade.
Maybe I am reading too much into it. Am I?