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Alan Thicke: We Want You To Have A 'Happy Ending' State

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Alan Thicke says (tongue in cheek) when it comes to his reality-ish TV show, you don't always see the true reality.

"I had to pretend that I wasn't a great golfer in one episode. I had to pretend I was a mediocre hockey player in another...not a great lover, that came up in one."

Thick is gearing up for the season finale of "Unusually Thicke", which airs next Wednesday on the TV Guide Network. He told Steve and Araksya this show isn't a typical "reality" show.

"It was intended to be a hybrid, we don't call it a reality show, it's reality with a wink. It's a sitcom reality...It's a real family in real situations but we want you to have a happy ending stage. So although it's real we want to get out of the drama with some fun and hopefully a laugh."

Steve asked Alan about the real life drama with his son Robin and wife Paula Patton...

"I always let them speak for themselves which they do very eloquently and he's doing it in an album right now...we're in touch every day...everything is good and everything will be good no matter what."

Steve also brought up a fact many people don't know...Alan wrote the theme to "Growing Pains" along with many other unforgettable sitcom themes.

The season finale of "Unusually Thicke" airs Wednesday at 10 and will feature a reunion of the "Growing Pains" cast.

Fun facts about Alan Thicke: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He is a Canadian actor, songwriter, and game and talk show host. He is known for his role as Jason Seaver, the father on the ABC television series Growing Pains. He is the father of actor Brennan Thicke and singer Robin Thicke. In 2013, Thicke was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.

2) Norman Lear hired Thicke to produce and head the writing staff of Fernwood 2-Night, a tongue-in-cheek talk show based on characters from Lear's earlier show, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. Thicke hosted his own popular talk show in Canada during the early 1980s, called The Alan Thicke Show. The show at one point spawned a prime-time spinoff, Prime Cuts, which consisted of edited highlights from the talk show. Based on the success of his talk show, Thicke was signed to do an American syndicated late-night talk show, Thicke of the Night.

3) Thicke co-hosted the Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade (now the Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade) with Joan Lunden from 1983 to 1990, when he was succeeded by Regis Philbin. On May 24, 1988, Thicke hosted the 37th Miss Universe pageant along with Tracy Scoggins from Lin Kou Stadium, Taipei, Taiwan.

The season finale of ‘Unusually Thicke’ airs next Wednesday, May 4th at 10:00pm on the TV Guide Network.

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