Season one of 7th Heaven—an American family-drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton—premiered on August 26, 1996 on The WB, and concluded on May 19, 1997.
In the pilot episode of the series, a reverend and his wife work to give each of their five children the support and freedom they need to face their challenges with love and sensitivity.
Matt befriends an unwed teenage mother-to-be and comes into suspicion for keeping her secret.
Matt is finally allowed back in the driver’s seat...until he backs into a police car.
A loss is mourned and a baby is born, as the Camdens recover from the death of Annie's mother.
When the Camden family learns that their friend, Reverend Morgan Hamilton's church was burned down by a racist group, they invite the Hamilton's to stay at their home. Meanwhile, Simon has his own problems when defending his friend Nigel after a racist comment is made to him at the playground. Also, Matt, Mary and Lucy have a hard time when trying to develop a good relationship with the older Hamilton children, Keesha and John. Lastly, Eric and Annie do their best to help Morgan and his wife Patricia get through their marital problems while Ruthie and Lynn are having fun as 5-year-olds.
Lucy enters a haunted house and leaves with a new friend...the town boogie man!
Mary's so embarrassed by her family's overly enthusiastic support in the stands, that she doesn't want them attend her basketball games.
Eric has been spotted at a downtown hotel with a beautiful woman and the whole town is talking.
When Annie and Matt are held up at gunpoint, they're robbed of their money and their sense of security
Aunt Julie comes to visit for Thanksgiving and brings her drinking problem with her.
Matt's new girlfriend seeks refuge from the divorce wars amongst his warm and loving family.
Plans for Lucy’s surprise birthday party backfire and Happy has puppies.
When Mary steals a glass, Matt takes the rap and gets busted.
Eric's desire to adopt a young runaway may create a permanent rift with his own father.
When mom and dad go camping, the kids throw a party and quickly lose control.
The school bully experiences a severe lapse in judgment when he tries to bully Mary.
Camille, a beautiful girl with a wild reputation, befriends Mary, and starts to influence her behavior.
Eric puts his job on the line to help an ex-con with his problems.
Eric's parents come to visit and almost lose their newly adopted son George.
Lucy's best friend moves away, while Annie's best friend from high school returns and makes a pass at Matt.
Annie blows a fuse when her recently widowed father comes to town with his new girlfriend. Wait till she finds out that Mary’s new boyfriend has a son.
Mary undergoes surgery after getting hit by a car and Annie prays for strength to forgive her father.