7th Heaven is an American teen drama television series, created and produced by Brenda Hampton. The series premiered on Monday August 26, 1996, on the WB, the first time that the network aired Monday night programming, and was originally broadcast from 1996–2007. 7th Heaven is the longest running series that has ever aired on The WB, and was promoted by The WB television network as the longest running family-friendly drama in television history and the longest running show produced by Aaron Spelling. The show tells the story of a stereotypical family living in the fictional town of Glen Oak, California. Stereotypical families have a certain type of values that makes them different from other families and they also have two parents and one or more children, with a father who worked outside the home and a mother who stayed home and cared for the children and the household.
The family consists of the Father Reverend Eric Camden, Mother Annie. Annie met Eric Camden and married straight out of college. Annie and Eric have seven children together. They include Matt which is the oldest son and who became a doctor, Mary which is the oldest daughter who has a love for basketball, Lucy which followed in her father's footsteps and became a minister because of her strong religious devotion, Simon who always seems to have money, Ruthie which is the youngest daughter, Sam and David which are twins, and last but not least Happy which is the family dog.
Together they're ready to face any challenge that comes their way. In one episode Matt, the oldest son was accused of cheating on a test. Matt's father knew that his son didn't cheat and so he called the father of the boy who accused Matt of cheating. The father of the boy who did cheat had previously cleared his son of another problem he had caused. With help from the father and help from the son, the situation was resolved. The problem was faced and with a little faith and patience, the challenge was solved.