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
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