Meredith Baxter at times was rumored to have wanted to leave the series. This was said to be due over tensions between her and Michael J. Fox, as Fox had largely usurped the show’s intended focus away from Baxter and Michael Gross.
Why was Meredith Baxter Birney absent from family ties?
Meredith Baxter Birney does not appear in some episodes in Season 3 (fall 1984) because she (while playing a pregnant mother) was herself pregnant and would deliver twins on 10/2/1984.
Why did Whitney Blake leave Hazel?
After a four season run on NBC, the network canceled the series, but it was picked up by CBS for what would be a fifth and final season. In an effort to appeal to a younger audience, DeFore and Blake were dropped after the move to CBS.
Was Elyse Keaton really pregnant?
The action takes place at WKS-TV where the very-pregnant Elyse (played by Meredith Baxter-Birney) and her children have reluctantly agreed to appear on a fund-raising show. … Last fall, Baxter-Birney gave birth to twins (a boy and a girl). After she returned to work, she wore padded clothes for her TV pregnancy.