The Keatons are finally getting back together, as the cast of Family Ties will soon reunite for charity on Stars in the House. Assembled to benefit The Actors Fund, the reunion will feature many original members of the classic sitcom's cast, including Michael J. Fox (Alex P. Keaton), Meredith Baxter (Elyse Keaton), Michael Gross (Steven Keaton), Tina Yothers (Jennifer Keaton), Marc Price (Irwin "Skippy" Handelman), and Scott Valentine (Nick Moore). Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will co-host the event.
"We're so thankful that our audiences continue to generously donate to StarsInTheHouse.com, which goes directly to The Actors Fund, helping anyone in the artistic community with essential needs like financial support to buy groceries, pay rent and pay doctor's bills. We're overwhelmed with gratitude that we raised over $15,000 during Tuesday's all-day 'Vote-a-thon' broadcast," the Stars in the House co-hosts said in a statement.
"During this time of what seems like unending national stress, we find that our audiences are drawn to reunions of what we call 'comfort TV,' those TV shows from yesteryear that brought us all so much joy," Rudetsky and Wesley also state, referring to other popular episodes of the show featuring reunions for TV shows like Taxi, Frasier, and Melrose Place. The show has also brought together the casts of many other big titles, like Glee, 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, Scandal, Knots Landing, Night at the Museum, and more.
Created by Gary David Goldberg, Family Ties aired on NBC for seven seasons between 1982 and 1989. Set in Columbus, Ohio, the classic sitcom followed baby boomers and former hippies Steven and Elyse Keaton raising their three children, Alex, Mallory, and Jennifer. During its run on television, the series earned great acclaim, with Michael J. Fox winning three consecutive Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on the show.
Michael J. Fox is also set to release his fourth memoir, No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, just one week later on Nov. 17. The book details how Fox used optimism to mentally recover from the "darkest moment" of his life, following a spinal cord surgery and devastating fall suffered in 2018. In a recent interview with People, spoke about his newfound passion for writing amid increased difficulties in maintaining his acting career.
"I'm down to this," Fox said of his writing endeavors. "My guitar playing is no good. My sketching is no good anymore, my dancing never was good, and acting is getting tougher to do. So it's down to writing. Luckily, I really enjoy it."
The Family Ties reunion is set to stream on Tuesday, Nov. 10 on People's social media platforms, along with the Facebook and Twitter accounts for PeopleTV. It will also stream on the Stars in the House channel on YouTube along with the official website, StarsInTheHouse.com. At the website, viewers will also be able to ask questions and donate to The Actors Fund for a chance to have the cast members read their names on-air. This news comes to us from People.