Eight is Enough

ABC (ended 1981)




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Based on the book by Thomas Braden, this family drama chronicles the lives of the Bradford family: the father Tom, who worked as a columnist for a Sacramento newspaper); the mother Joan; and their eight children: David, Mary, Joanie, Susan, Nancy, Elizabeth, Tommy, and Nicholas.

As anyone from a large family can tell you, get these many different people – related or not – under the same roof, and chaos will certainly ensue. Enter in all their relationships, school, and work problems, and you can guarantee something is always going haywire in the Bradford home.

Diana Hyland died during season one and her character was "sent away" .So in season two, Tom married Abby, a school teacher.

In season four, two of the Bradford children got married: David to Janet; and Susan to Merle, a baseball player. In France the show is known as Huit, ça suffit !.
In Italy it was known asLa famiglia Bradford ("The Bradford Family") on Channel One, but titled Otto Bastano on Channel Four.moreless

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  • Mark Hamill

    Mark Hamill

    David Bradford (pilot only)

    Dick Van Patten

    Dick Van Patten

    Tom Bradford

    Diana Hyland

    Diana Hyland

    Joan Bradford (season 1)

    Jennifer Darling

    Jennifer Darling


    Kimberly Beck

    Kimberly Beck

    Nancy Bradford (pilot only)

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    Drama, Kids


    absent parent, dramedy, dead parents, ensemble cast, child stars