‘Family Ties’ Parents Together Again

Celebrity Q&A
on May 14, 2011

Our family loved the 1980s sitcom Family Ties. Have Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross, who played the parents, worked together since the series went off the air?
—Lorrie McGee, St. Paul, Minn.

Yes, and Baxter and Gross, both 63, reunite again May 14 as voices of the parents of Elise, a main character in the TV series Dan Vs. on The Hub, a digital cable and satellite TV channel with programs targeted for children ages 6 to 12. Baxter says Gross’ Dan Vs. character was different from any of his previous TV roles. “It was wild,” Baxter says. “We’ve worked together frequently, but this time he was loud, aggressive or insinuating. I had to keep checking to make sure it was really him!”

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