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

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Tom Bradford 112 episodes, 1977-1981
...  Mary Bradford 112 episodes, 1977-1981
Connie Needham ...  Elizabeth Bradford 112 episodes, 1977-1981
...  Susan Bradford / ... 112 episodes, 1977-1981
...  Nicholas Bradford 112 episodes, 1977-1981
...  Joannie Bradford 112 episodes, 1977-1981
...  David Bradford 111 episodes, 1977-1981
...  Nancy Bradford 111 episodes, 1977-1981
...  Tommy Bradford 109 episodes, 1977-1981
...  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, California 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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Comedy | Drama | Family

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15 March 1977 (USA)  »

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Excellent family show that stands the test of time.
29 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

I loved Eight is Enough growing up. Age wise, I was in between Tommy and Nicholas, so I enjoyed those two the most. Plus, I think they had more story lines given to them than the others. I think there were just too many girls for any of them to stand out to me and David was way too old for me to relate to.

I liked the balance of drama and comedy. I could be laughing about one part of the show and crying about another part. I believe the death of the mother (Joan) set this show apart from the other big family shows (The Waltons, The Brady Bunch). They dealt with it pretty realistically. And when Abby joined the family, the kids continued to call her Abby instead of mom, which was much more believable. Ironically, Abby became my favorite character and I think Betty Buckley was the best actor in the bunch. But I enjoyed pretty much every Bradford and loved their big family scenes the most.

Eight is Enough was an excellent family show that still stands the test of time.


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