Eight Is Enough

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Eight Is Enough
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Premiere March 15, 1977
Finale May 23, 1981
Creator Thomas W. Braden (novel)
Network ABC
Style 60-minute drama / comedy
Company Lorimar Television
Distributor Lorimar Television (1982–1986)
Lorimar-Telepictures (1986–1989)
Warner Bros. Television (1989– )
Seasons 5
Episodes 112 + 2 reunion movies
Origin USA

Eight Is Enough is a drama / comedy that aired on ABC.

A newspaper editor raises eight children in Sacramento.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Dick Van Patten Tom Bradford 1 2 3 4 5
Diana Hyland Joan Bradford 1
Betty Buckley Sandra Sue Abbott "Abby" Bradford 2 3 4 5
Grant Goodeve David Bradford1 1 2 3 4 5
Lani O'Grady Mary Bradford 1 2 3 4 5
Laurie Walters Joannie Bradford 1 2 3 4 5
Susan Richardson Susan Bradford Stockwell 1 2 3 4 5
Dianne Kay Nancy Bradford2 1 2 3 4 5
Connie Needham Elizabeth Bradford 1 2 3 4 5
Willie Aames Tommy Bradford3 1 2 3 4 5
Adam Rich Nicholas Bradford 1 2 3 4 5
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Joan Prather Janet McArthur Bradford 3 4 5
Brian Patrick Clarke Merle Stockwell 4 5
Ralph Macchio Jeremy Andretti 5

1 played by Mark Hamill in the pilot episode
2 played by Kimberly Beck in the pilot episode
3 played by Chris English in the pilot episode

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One March 15, 1977 August 10, 1977 9
Season Two September 14, 1977 May 10, 1978 26
Season Three September 6, 1978 May 23, 1979 28
Season Four September 5, 1979 April 30, 1980 27
Season Five October 29, 1980 May 23, 1981 22

Telefilms

Title Network Airdate
Eight Is Enough: A Family Reunion NBC October 18, 1987
An Eight Is Enough Wedding NBC October 15, 1989

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season April 17, 2012 3

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The Complete Second Season, Part 1 November 13, 2012 3

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The Complete Second Season, Part 2 November 13, 2012 3

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The Complete Third Season, Part 1 April 30, 2013 3


The Complete Third Season, Part 2 April 30, 2013 3


The Complete Fourth Season, Part 1 August 13, 2013 3


The Complete Fourth Season, Part 2 August 13, 2013 3


The Complete Fifth Season March 11, 2014 6

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