“7th Heaven” debuted on The WB exactly 20 years ago today.
The hour-long drama was the cornerstone of the now-defunct network, spanning 11 seasons and 243 episodes (its final season aired on The CW).
“7th Heaven” chronicled the lives of the Reverend Eric Camden, his wife Annie, and their seven children. Despite it’s faith-based theme, the show tackled controversial subjects including drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and racism.
Jessica Biel, who played eldest daughter Mary Camden, is widely considered the breakout star of the show. The actress went onto star in teen and horror fodder including “Summer Catch,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” and “Blade: Trinity,” before taking on dramas such as “The Illusionist” and “Home of the Brave.”
Biel began a high profile relationship with pop star Justin Timberlake in 2007, and the two wed in 2012. The couple welcomed a son, Silas, in 2015.
Stephen Collins, the veteran actor who played patriarch Eric Camden, shockingly admitted in 2014 to having “inappropriate sexual conduct with three female minors” in 1973, 1982, and 1994. The actor told Katie Couric in a televised interview that he was “absolutely not” a pedophile. He was never charged as the statutes of limitations ran out.
Click on the gallery below to find out what happened to Barry Watson (Matt), Beverly Mitchell (Lucy), Mackenzie Rosman (Ruthie) and more in our “7th Heaven” Cast: Where Are They Now gallery below.
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