This comedy drama focused on a family with eight very independent children.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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 Tom Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Lani O'Grady ...
 Mary Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Elizabeth Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Susan Bradford / ... (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Nicholas Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Joannie Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 David Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Nancy Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Tommy Bradford (109 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Abby Bradford / ... (102 episodes, 1977-1981)
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The sometimes-comic, sometimes-dramatic exploits of the Bradford family--father Tom (a columnist for a Sacramento newspaper), mother Joan and their eight children: Mary, David, Joanie, Nancy, Elizabeth, Susan, Tommy and Nicholas. After Joan's death, Tom met teacher Abby, and they were married to make the family feel complete again. The kids all had friends and relationships as well, turning the Bradford Bunch into a free-for-all of loved ones and family members. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Warm New Family Comedy! From the Producers of "The Waltons"

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15 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Even though Mark Hamill didn't like the more comedic direction the show was heading in, he decided to honor his commitment to the show. However, the night the pilot aired he was involved in a serious auto accident where he sustained serious facial injuries and was forced to quit the show. Hamill has stated numerous times that the full extent of his injuries was only a broken nose. See more »

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Referenced in Family Feud: Family vs. Eight Is Enough (1979) See more »

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One of the best shows from the late 1970's
18 February 2003 | by (Guelph, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Eight is Enough was one of the best shows from the late 1970's and early 1980's. It was considered a dramedy. It had drama because the show could be serious at times but it also had comedy because the show was funny and it had a laugh track. Eight is Enough is now seen in reruns on CTS up here in Canada and I am happy about that. I had a major crush on Willie Aames (Tommy Bradford) when I was younger. Too bad there aren't many T.V. shows on now like this. Those were the good old days of television!


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