‘Family Ties’ original cast to reunite for benefit special

Get ready for another star-studded blast from the past.

“Family Ties” has been added to the list of countless reunions, reboots and revivals happening this year. Original cast members who played the Keaton family on the iconic sitcom will join together Nov. 10 for the “Stars in the House” benefit series for the Actors Fund.

Meredith Baxter, Michael Gross, Michael J. Fox, Tina Yothers, Marc Price and Scott Valentine are slated to attend the reunion benefit hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, Deadline reported.

“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,” Rudetsky and Wesley said. “We’re overwhelmed with gratitude that we raised over $15,000 during Tuesday’s all-day ‘Vote-a-thon’ broadcast.”

The pair added that they hope the “Family Ties” reunion will be comforting for many whose lives have been disrupted and upended by the coronavirus pandemic.

“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,” they said. “Some of our most popular episodes featured TV shows like ‘Taxi,’ ‘Frasier’ and ‘Melrose Place,’ and we have no doubt the ‘Family Ties’ reunion is going to be one of our most viewed!”

“Family Ties,” which ran on NBC from 1982 to 1989, is one of many shows that “Stars In The House” has brought together, including “Scandal,” “Glee” and “30 Rock,” since it began in March.

The reunion will stream Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST on the “Stars In The House” YouTube channel and StarsInTheHouse.com.

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