Eight Is Enough

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Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977 until May 23, 1981. The show was modeled on the life of syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a book by the same title.
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Eight Is Enough is an American television comedy-drama series that ran on ABC from March 15, 1977 until May 23, 1981. The show was modeled on the life of syndicated newspaper columnist Thomas Braden, a real-life parent with eight children, who wrote a book by the same title.

Original Release

03/15/1977 on ABC

US Release

03/15/1977

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Cast

Willie Aames Tommy Bradford
Grant Goodeve David Bradford
Dick Van Patten Tom Bradford
Laurie Walters Joannie Bradford
Dianne Kay Nancy Bradford
Adam Rich Nicholas Bradford
Lani O'Grady Mary Bradford
Connie Needham Elizabeth Bradford
Betty Buckley Abby Bradford
Susan Richardson Susan Bradford
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 And Baby Makes Nine: Part 1 Wednesday, 29 October 1980
2 And Baby Makes Nine: Part 2 Wednesday, 29 October 1980
3 Jeremy Wednesday, 05 November 1980
4 Welcome to Memorial Dr. Bradford Wednesday, 12 November 1980
5 Generations Wednesday, 19 November 1980
6 Holly Wednesday, 26 November 1980
7 The Maltese Airline Bag Wednesday, 10 December 1980
8 Strike Wednesday, 17 December 1980
9 Bradfordgate Wednesday, 07 January 1981
10 The Darlene Dilemma Wednesday, 14 January 1981
11 Second Thoughts Wednesday, 21 January 1981
12 David's Rib Wednesday, 28 January 1981
13 Vows Wednesday, 18 February 1981
14 The Way We Were Wednesday, 04 March 1981
15 If the Glass Slipper Fits Wednesday, 11 March 1981
16 The Best Little Telethon in Sacramento Saturday, 28 March 1981
17 Yet Another Seven Days in February Saturday, 04 April 1981
18 The Idolbreaker: Part 1 Saturday, 11 April 1981
19 The Idolbreaker: Part 2 Saturday, 18 April 1981
20 Starting Over Saturday, 09 May 1981
21 Goals Saturday, 16 May 1981
22 Father Knows Best? Saturday, 23 May 1981
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Directors

Harry Harris, Irving J. Moore, Jack Bender, Vincent McEveety, Stan Lathan, Philip Leacock, Arnold Laven, Harvey S. Laidman, Leslie H. Martinson, Bernard McEveety, Earl Bellamy, Alf Kjellin, Ray Marsh, David Moessinger, David Swift, Rowe Wallerstein, John Patterson, Carl Kugel, Marc Daniels, Ralph Senensky, Robert L. Friend, William Wiard, Barry Crane, Seth Pinsker, William F. Claxton, Gerald Mayer, Gary Adelson, Reza Badiyi, E.W. Swackhamer

Writers

William Blinn, Thomas Braden, Bruce Shelly, Gil Grant, Nick Thiel, David Braff, Greg Strangis, Gary Adelson, Peter Lefcourt, Hindi Brooks, Patricia Green, Sandra Kay Siegel, J. Miyoko Hensley, Steven Hensley, Karen Hall, Chris Manheim, Dusty Kay, Parke Perine, Larry Arnstein, Robert McCullough, David Hurwitz, Gwen Bagni, Bill Nuss, Paul Dubov, Channing Gibson, Bob Shayne, Claire Whitaker, Rod Peterson, Stephanie Garman, Hollace White, Bill Daley, Lee Sheldon, Michael Marks, Paul M. Belous, James Schmerer, John Agnew, Barbara Elaine Smith, Jacqueline Simmel-McKane, Kenneth Alan Berg, Gerry Kroll, Paul Schneider, Matt Robinson, Toni Van Horne, Joel Tappis, C. Robert Brooks, Daryl Busby, Carole Raschella, Michael Raschella, Jon Kubichan, Gail Honigberg, Madeline Di Maggio, Linda Elstad, Mike Weinberger, Kathy Donnell, Jack Paritz, Leonard Stadd, Robert I. Holt, Earle Doud, John Wirth, Anne Anderson, Margaret Schneider, Marion Hargrove, Ernie Wallengren, Robert Wolterstorff, Shirl Hendryx, Juliet Law Packer, Joyce Perry, Philip John Taylor, Jeff Wilhelm, Katharyn Powers, Norman Lessing, Martin Roth, Bruce Kalish, Max Hodge, Mitzi McCall

Cast

Willie Aames Tommy Bradford
Grant Goodeve David Bradford
Dick Van Patten Tom Bradford
Laurie Walters Joannie Bradford
Dianne Kay Nancy Bradford
Adam Rich Nicholas Bradford
Lani O'Grady Mary Bradford
Connie Needham Elizabeth Bradford
Betty Buckley Abby Bradford
Susan Richardson Susan Bradford
Susan Richardson Susan Bradford Stockwell / Susan Bradford
Michael Thoma Dr. Greg Maxwell
Brian Patrick Clarke Merle 'The Pearl' Stockwell
Ralph Macchio Jeremy Andretti
Micheal Goodrow Ernie
Virginia Vincent Daisy Maxwell
Joan Prather Janet McArthur Bradford
Diana Hyland Joan Bradford
Betty Buckley Abby Abbott / Abby Bradford
Joan Prather Janet McArthur

Producers

Lee Rich Executive Producer
Philip Capice Executive Producer
Merv Adelson Executive Producer
Gary Adelson Producer
Sandra Saxon Brice Producer
Greg Strangis Producer
Philip D. Fehrle Producer
Robert L. Jacks Producer
Peter Dunne Producer
Hal Sitowitz Producer

Editors

Marvin Adelson, David Blangsted, Howard Terrill, Michael J. Lynch, Marjorie Fowler, Fred W. Berger, Leonard Malek, Richard Van Enger Jr., Paul LaMastra, Bill Mosher

1978 Emmy Outstanding Film Editing in a Drama Series Nominated
1978 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Series Nominated
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