• Thomas Bonifield

"Growing Pains" Reboot for Kirk Cameron?

Updated: Dec 20, 2019

The Christian actor says it is something that's been talked about and holds interest for him.

Kirk Cameron during his "Living Room Reset" tour earlier this year. Image: Malissa Shayes/Instagram.

Kirk Cameron first shot to fame as a child actor back in the 1980s and 90s, starring as Mike Seaver on the long-running ABC sitcom, Growing Pains. He's done lots and lots of other things since the show ended in 1992, including regularly acting in faith-based films, leading ministry via his Living Room Reset tours and now hosting an interview show on Trinity Broadcasting Network called One on One with Kirk Cameron.


He is also a husband and father of six children, so he stays plenty busy. In an interview with Fox News Channel, however, Cameron addressed the possibility of revisiting the show that launched his career and said it's something that would be "interesting".

"We've heard rumors and we've talked about it and batted it around a bit."

And while there is evidently nothing firm on the horizon, he has stayed in touch with some of his fellow cast members and even featured two of them in an episode of his TBN talk show last month. The reboot idea is something that worked out well for another show from the same era - Full House - which starred Cameron's younger sister Candace Cameron Bure; that was turned into a Netflix series called Fuller House, and is now streaming its fifth and last season...it even features Kirk as a guest star in one of the final episodes.


Of course, Growing Pains would have a void in its cast were a reboot ever to come to fruition since lead actor Alan Thicke, who played the father character in the Seaver family, died a few years ago. Cameron has mentioned in previous interviews that Thicke had expressed interest in a reboot, too.


Christian Film Blog will keep an eye out for developments and bring you updates as warranted. In the meantime, if you haven't seen One on One with Kirk Cameron, you can find out more about it via this link to TBN, and you can check out the Fox News Channel article here. Cameron's Living Room Reset tour, which focuses on marriage and parenting issues from a Christian perspective, is scheduled into next March and may well be coming to a city near you, so visit his website to get dates and locations.

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