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

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Cast

Willie Aames Tommy Bradford
Mark Hamill
Dick Van Patten Tom Bradford
Laurie Walters Joannie Bradford
Adam Rich Nicholas Bradford
Lani O'Grady Mary Bradford
Dianne Kay Nancy Bradford
Diana Hyland
Grant Goodeve David Bradford
Betty Buckley Abby 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, Alf Kjellin, Ray Marsh, David Moessinger, Bernard McEveety, David Swift, Earl Bellamy, Rowe Wallerstein, Carl Kugel, E.W. Swackhamer, Gary Adelson, Reza Badiyi, Seth Pinsker, William F. Claxton, Gerald Mayer, Robert L. Friend, Marc Daniels, Ralph Senensky, William Wiard, Barry Crane, John Patterson

Writers

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

Cast

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

Producers

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

Editors

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