Eight Is Enough (1977–1981)

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 Tom Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Lani O'Grady ...
 Mary Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Susan Bradford / ... (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Connie Needham ...
 Elizabeth Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Nicholas Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
Laurie Walters ...
 Joannie Bradford (112 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 David Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)
Dianne Kay ...
 Nancy Bradford (111 episodes, 1977-1981)
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 Tommy Bradford (108 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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The death of actress Diana Hyland during the production of the spring 1977 episodes forced major changes in the show. Hyland had completed only four episodes as the mother of the family and was written out of the remainder as being "away." When the series returned with new episodes that fall, Tom Bradford had become a widower, his wife having died about "a year ago." See more »

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What is with these credits?
27 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What is with these credits? They don't contain all of the family members, and the few that are there are buried in this monstrous list and the stars such as Dick Van Patten are listed as having appeared in only one episode! Are they serious? I also agree with the comment that Betty Buckley's character would NEVER have been called "Abby", no one picks up a nickname AFTER they have been married and THAT name derived from the name of their husband, surely her husband might have been called "Abe" or some such thing short for Abbott, but the only way she would have been called "Abby" is if HER maiden name had been Abbott. I was also, as someone else said baffled by why they did not just replace Diana Hyland, that whole year of courtship was awkward and stupid and the show was all about the kids anyway. Those were the stories we wanted to follow. I enjoyed the show tremendously. I had just had my second child in 1977 and knew for a fact that it was impossible that anyone could ever have eight children and live, two were killing me, so I guess in a way, it gave me hope that I might just make it with two...


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