Entertainment Weekly


Stay Connected


Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content


''Growing Pains'' reunion planned

”Growing Pains” reunion planned–TV movie will revisit the quintessential ’80s family sitcom

Posted on

Forget Mary and Rhoda. EW has learned that ABC is preparing a reunion of — be still your heart — quintessential ’80s family sitcom Growing Pains. Targeted for a November airdate, the two-hour movie will feature all of the original cast: Alan Thicke‘s psychiatrist dad now writes mystery novels, mom Joanna Kerns is a political publicist, son Mike (former pinup boy Kirk Cameron) works in advertising, and daughter Carol (Tracey Gold) is a Wall Street lawyer. What about Luke, the son ”adopted” in the show’s final season, played by a baby-faced actor named Leonardo DiCaprio? ”I understand he’s busy,” deadpans Thicke. The Titanic star’s spokesman had no comment. Read: There’s not an iceberg’s chance in hell of a Pains reprise with Leo. Therefore, jokes Thicke, ”it would help if somebody got in trouble in the tabloids before we air. Maybe a weapons violation or rehab….”