7th Heaven

7th Heaven

  • TV-G
  • 1996
  • 11 Seasons
  • 5.2  (24,239)

7th Heaven was a popular wholesome family drama that followed Protestant minister Eric Camden (Stephen Rea) living in fictitious Glen Oak, California, along with his wife Annie (Catherine Hicks), their seven children, and their dog Happy (played by Happy the dog). The children, from oldest to youngest, were all named after Biblical figures: Matt (Barry Watson), Mary (Jessica Biel), Lucy(Beverly Mitchell), Simon (David Gallagher), Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman), and twins Sam and David (Lorenzo and Nikolas Brino). The show follows the family as Eric and Annie try to raise their children within the Protestant faith, instilling Christian morals in them in an ever-changing society. Over the show's run, episodes watched the characters learn and grow, while touching an important social issues such as premarital sex, self-mutilation, stealing, underage drinking, the importance of voting, swearing, virginity, affirmative action, racism, and homosexuality. Many of these issues were discussed during "very special episodes", a phrase used heavily to advertise, and which brought in many viewers. These very special episodes, addressing important, current issues in a clean, moral manner were primarily responsible for the show's longevity and success. Jessica Biel and Barry Watson left the show after the sixth season to pursue movie careers and were replaced by other characters, such as Lucy's husband, Kevin (George Stults). Both made several guest appearances after their departure and were full members of the cast during the ninth season. Other supporting cast members included Jeremy London, Haylie Duff, Ashlee Simpson, Rachel Blanchard, and Adam Lavorgna. The show occasionally had guest appearances by current popular idols, such as N'Sync's Lance Bass. 7th Heaven was written and produced by Brenda Hampton, produced by Aaron Spelling, and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television. It initially aired on the WB, then moved to the CW as part of the network transition. The series run for eleven seasons, for a total of 243 episodes, running from 1996 - 2007. The show aired intermittently in syndication in the United States, beginning in September 2000 and briefly aired in Canada in 2010-2011.

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And Away We Go...
22. And Away We Go...
May 13, 2007
After 11 heavenly seasons in Glenoak, 7TH HEAVEN's Eric (Stephen Collins) and Annie (Catherine Hicks) decide to pack it all up and see America by way of an RV, given to them in celebration of Eric's clean bill of health. Initially taken aback by this momentous and sudden decision, Lucy (Beverley Mitchell) and Kevin (George Stults) ultimately decide to join Eric, Annie and the rest of the family - and extended family - on their exciting new adventure.
Good News For Almost Everyone
21. Good News For Almost Everyone
May 6, 2007
Eric's prayers are answered. When Eric awakes feeling "physically different" (but deliriously happy), Annie insists they go to the hospital for a check-up. In their haste, Annie leaves the twins home alone. A frantic Annie calls David and Sam, asking them to go next door to Lucy's, yet when they arrive, the house is empty: Lucy has followed Kevin to the hospital to await word of Eric's test results. Over at school, T-Bone admits he isn't ready to live up to the promise his promise ring implies, though he still loves Ruthie and wants to reunite. To his relief, she agrees. When the twins phone the Dairy Shack to order food, Margaret, Mac and Jane race to Lucy's place to take care of them. Across town, word of Eric's hospital visit spreads like wildfire, and the congregation gathers at church to pray for him. While Sandy tends to the congregation, Martin confronts Ruthie. He reveals he and Sandy have decided they'll never be more than "friends for life," and that as much as he likes Jane, Martin wants to date Ruthie exclusively. Although Ruthie's struck speechless by this revelation, T-Bone makes it clear Ruthie is his girlfriend, not Martin's. That evening, Eric stops by church to greet his parishioners. They're relieved to learn Eric's enlarged heart has returned to normal and that his prognosis is excellent. Despite this happy turn of events, Eric hints he might be ready to bid Glenoak farewell to do some traveling. Later, Annie and Eric are delighted when Lucy announces she and Kevin are expecting their second baby.
Nothing Says Lovin' Like Something From The Oven
20. Nothing Says Lovin' Like Something From The Oven
April 29, 2007
With plans for a second baby, Kevin tells Lucy that moving their family to Crossroads might not be such a good idea for the time being. T-Bone confides to Eric that he's having second thoughts about breaking up with Ruthie, who is spending all of her free time lately with her former crush, Martin. Sandy's boyfriend, Jonathan, surprises her with a marriage proposal, and T-Bone's estranged father shows up on the Camden's doorstep.
Some Break-Ups And Some Get-Togethers
19. Some Break-Ups And Some Get-Togethers
April 22, 2007
T-Bone confides to Mac that he is considering breaking up with Ruthie. Unfortunately, Mac takes matter into his own hands and sends a text message with the bad news to Ruthie, copying everyone in T-Bone's address book, including Eric and Annie. Lucy and Kevin disagree over whether it's in their best interest to accept the job offer in Crossroads. Margaret is furious with Kyle when she discovers that he turned in her writing assignment as his own.
Inked
18. Inked
April 15, 2007
Annie senses something is about to change. Eric resolves to let those around them live their own lives, but questions T-Bone's engagement. While pondering a new community, Lucy shares her future child plans with potential employers and Kevin is asked to return to law enforcement - as sheriff. Martin and Jane kiss.
Small Miracles
17. Small Miracles
April 8, 2007
When a frantic Ruthie loses the tiny diamond from the promise ring that T-Bone gave her, she takes it as a sign that maybe they shouldn't be together and enlists the entire household to search for the missing stone. Meanwhile, Eric and Lucy independently come across a mysterious black bird and interpret it as a sign of bad things to come. Jonathan tells Sandy that he has strong feelings for her.
Gimme' That Ol' Time Religion
16. Gimme' That Ol' Time Religion
February 18, 2007
When Ruthie starts acting suspiciously, Eric and Annie realize she must be hiding something from them. Lucy finds out about Ruthie's tattoo, but won't say anything to her parents because she's been a hiding a tattoo from them as well.
Tit for Tat
15. Tit for Tat
February 11, 2007
Eric's parents show up unexpectedly, leading Eric to fear they found out about his heart condition; Ruthie pressures T-Bone into agreeing to a special Valentine's Day gift: matching tattoos.
Deacon Blues
14. Deacon Blues
January 28, 2007
Eric's sermons are too depressing, according to the deacons, who want to attract a younger crowd to the church to add to the coffers; Ruthie insists T-Bone get a driver's license so they can go away for privacy; and Mac gets a job at the movie theater so he can afford an apartment with Jane and Margaret.
Script Number Two Hundred Thirty-Four
13. Script Number Two Hundred Thirty-Four
January 21, 2007
Ruthie thinks she and T-Bone should take their relationship to the next level, but he suspects there is more to her decision and asks Kevin for advice. Meanwhile, Lucy and Eric announce they are attending a church seminar, but they really have a fishing trip planned and their spouses figure it out.
Can I Just Get Something to Eat
12. Can I Just Get Something to Eat
January 14, 2007
T-Bone and Ruthie fight over their school-report subject; Annie and Eric argue about his eating habits; and Lucy and Kevin disagree about groceries. But the twins find a simple solution to a complex problem that puts everything into perspective for the bickering couples.
Christmas!
11. Christmas!
December 10, 2006
It's Christmas time once again, but the Camdens become nervous when Eric doesn't come home on time, making them wonder if he'll make it at all.
You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone
10. You Don't Know What You've Got 'Til He's Gone
December 3, 2006
Eric decides to go about counseling members of the chuch in a new way. Meanwhile, Ruthie and T-Bone share a kiss, making Ruthie realize that she might have feelings for him.
Thanks and Giving
9. Thanks and Giving
November 26, 2006
Ruthie causes trouble at the airport on the return trip from Scotland. At home, Lucy tries to provide counseling for her flock, who are all concerned about Eric. But they're also worried about Lucy, who seems to be holding up too well. Meanwhile, the teens prepare a welcome-home surprise for the Camdens that involves an interesting list of props.
And I'll Take the Low Road
8. And I'll Take the Low Road
November 19, 2006
Jane spreads the word at the church about Reverend Camden's current health problems and members begin calling Lucy to ask if he's ill and in the hospital. Lucy assures them he and Annie went to Scotland to visit Ruthie. Lucy and Kevin talk with Jeannie, a nice looking, well-dressed professional hooker and T Bone's mother. She says she's in management training at a hotel but recognizes Kevin, who also recognizes her as a hooker he saw in jail when he was a police officer. Jeannie and T Bone meet and talk about T Bone becoming emancipated.
You Take the High Road
7. You Take the High Road
November 12, 2006
Ruthie finds out that Eric and Annie are coming to visit her unannounced. Ruthie calls Lucy to tell her not to let their parents make her go home, but gets no answer. Ruthie decides to call her other siblings, but only gets voice mail. Jane and Kevin do more bonding.
Broken Hearts and Promises
6. Broken Hearts and Promises
November 5, 2006
After Eric gives the family a big scare and the paramedics are called to the house, Annie realizes Eric has been hiding the truth from her and she's determined to find out what it is. Meanwhile, Lucy pays a surprise visit to Sandy, who appears to be falling in love with her classmate, Daniel, while Martin continues to pursue her as well.
The Replacements
5. The Replacements
October 29, 2006
Lucy's friend T-Bone stays with the Camdens. Eric invites two more people-Jane and Margaret-to stay at their home; one is a drug addict and the other refuses to answer any questions.
Don't Ax, Don't Tell
4. Don't Ax, Don't Tell
October 22, 2006
Lucy is determined to find out what Eric is hiding from the family. While Annie is out of town Eric pulls Sam & David out of school and plans on home schooling them without consulting Annie about it.
A Pain in the Neck
3. A Pain in the Neck
October 15, 2006
Kevin informs Lucy that it's his brother's birthday so the couple agree to let Ben stay at their home while they celebrate. After the twins' teacher Ms. Margo makes a pass at Eric, he decides to pull the twins out of school. While visiting a friend, Eric recieves bad news concerning his health at the hospital.
Tonight's Specials Are...
2. Tonight's Specials Are...
October 2, 2006
Thanks to Kevin, Martin gets Sandy's attention by cooking her a meal and expressing an interest in her studies. Martin also tries to sleep with Sandy again which pushes their relationship further away. Lucy is still avoiding her family, but she tells Kevin she is out apologizing to everyone for her sermon. Lucy is instead going to the movies where she meets T-Bone, who is romantically interested in her. Kevin gets upset about Lucy seeing another guy, especially one who is seven years younger then her. Kevin decides to go to the theater to talk with T-Bone and the two become friends.
Turn, Turn, Turn
1. Turn, Turn, Turn
September 25, 2006
In the 11th season opener, Lucy is still dealing with the heartache of her miscarriage over the summer. Eric allows her to give the Sunday sermon, but Lucy only uses the opportunity to blame her family and Kevin for the loss of her child. Meanwhile, Martin tells Sandy that he has feelings for her and wants to spend more time with both her and his son, but later worries that Sandy has feelings for Simon.
7th Heaven
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7th Heaven was a popular wholesome family drama that followed Protestant minister Eric Camden (Stephen Rea) living in fictitious Glen Oak, California, along with his wife Annie (Catherine Hicks), their seven children, and their dog Happy (played by Happy the dog).

The children, from oldest to youngest, were all named after Biblical figures: Matt (Barry Watson), Mary (Jessica Biel), Lucy(Beverly Mitchell), Simon (David Gallagher), Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman), and twins Sam and David (Lorenzo and Nikolas Brino). The show follows the family as Eric and Annie try to raise their children within the Protestant faith, instilling Christian morals in them in an ever-changing society.

Over the show's run, episodes watched the characters learn and grow, while touching an important social issues such as premarital sex, self-mutilation, stealing, underage drinking, the importance of voting, swearing, virginity, affirmative action, racism, and homosexuality. Many of these issues were discussed during "very special episodes", a phrase used heavily to advertise, and which brought in many viewers. These very special episodes, addressing important, current issues in a clean, moral manner were primarily responsible for the show's longevity and success.

Jessica Biel and Barry Watson left the show after the sixth season to pursue movie careers and were replaced by other characters, such as Lucy's husband, Kevin (George Stults). Both made several guest appearances after their departure and were full members of the cast during the ninth season. Other supporting cast members included Jeremy London, Haylie Duff, Ashlee Simpson, Rachel Blanchard, and Adam Lavorgna. The show occasionally had guest appearances by current popular idols, such as N'Sync's Lance Bass.

7th Heaven was written and produced by Brenda Hampton, produced by Aaron Spelling, and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television. It initially aired on the WB, then moved to the CW as part of the network transition. The series run for eleven seasons, for a total of 243 episodes, running from 1996 - 2007. The show aired intermittently in syndication in the United States, beginning in September 2000 and briefly aired in Canada in 2010-2011.7th Heaven is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (244 episodes). The series first aired on August 26, 1996.

Where to Watch 7th Heaven

7th Heaven is available for streaming on the FreeForm website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 7th Heaven on demand at Apple TV+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 26, 1996
  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (24,239)