CTVA US Drama - "Eight is Enough" (Lorimar/ABC) Season 1 (Early 1977)

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Starring Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford) & Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Season 1 (ABC) (Early 1977)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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ABC Tuesdays
Produced by Robert L. Jacks (all season 1 episodes)

Diana Hyland died March 27, 1977 (age 41) of Breast Cancer after completing the first season.

1.1 [--] Eight is Enough: NEVER TRY EATING NECTARINES SINCE JUICE MAY DISPENSE
Lorimar prod. no. 770220 (pilot)
15Mar77 ABC Tue
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Charles Aidman ......... Forrester
Lucy Saroyan ........... Donna
Larry Golden ........... Dr. Himmler
Morris Buchanan ........ Desk Sergeant
William Kirby Cullen ... Football Player
Brett Marks ............ Football Player
Synopsis:
In the pilot we meet the Bradford clan, consisting of eight very independent children ranging in age from 8-23, each
experiencing the growing pains of youth. Also, Tom learns the importance of family relationships when David moves out.

1.2 [--] Eight is Enough: SCHUSSBOOMER
Lorimar prod. no. 188351
22Mar77 ABC Tue (copyright date 18Mar77)
Written by Norman Lessing
Directed by David Moessinger
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Darrell Larson ......... Stan Lewis
Doney Oatman ........... Chris
Ellen Travolta ......... Dr. Abbott
Penelope Willis ........ Nurse
Lane Binkley
Jeffrey Byron
Synopsis:
Mary's pregnant friend is against marriage; Susan takes a ski trip with a man.

1.3 [--] Eight is Enough: PIECES OF EIGHT
Lorimar prod. no. 188352
29Mar77 ABC Tue (copyright date 1Apr77)
Written by Greg Strangis
Directed by Reza Badiyi
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Anthony Battaglia ...... Julian
Hal England ............ McElwayne
James Sikking .......... Mr. French
Synopsis:
Tom is acting editor-in-chief when printers go on strike.

1.4 [--] Eight is Enough: WOMEN, DUCKS AND THE DOMINO THEORY
Lorimar prod. no. 188363
05Apr77 ABC Tue (copyright date 8Apr77)
Written by Peter Lefcourt
Directed by Vincent McEveety
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
film edited by Marjorie Fowler
music by Alexander Courage
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Charlene Tilton ........ Wendy Springer
A. Michael Baldwin ..... Richie
Lieux Dressler ......... Waitress
Susan Lanier
Synopsis:
Tommy's date stands him up; David and Tom cancel an annual duck hunt.

1.5 [--] Eight is Enough: TURNABOUT
Lorimar prod. no. 188353
12Apr77 ABC Tue (copyright date 15Apr77)
Written by Katharyn Michaelian Powers
Directed by Harvey S. Laidman
music by Alexander Courage
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Adrienne Barbeau ....... Jennifer Linden
Cosie Costa ............ Sandy Watson
Damon Douglas .......... Attendant
Don Matheson
Synopsis:
Tom forbids David to bring his date, an older woman and Dr. Maxwell's political opponent, to an anniversary party.

1.6 [--] Eight is Enough: QUARANTINE
Lorimar prod. no. 188355
19Apr77 ABC Tue (copyright date 21Apr77)
Written by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubov
Directed by Harry Harris
music by Alexander Courage
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Dennis Kort ............ Chris Cusack
Damon Bradley Raskin ... Arnold
Ray Buktenica .......... Chalmers
Holly Smith ............ Health Dept. Lady
Leonard Stone .......... Drug Store Manager
Synopsis:
The Bradford household is quarantined when Nancy's boyfriend comes down with a mysterious ailment.

1.7 [--] Eight is Enough: V IS FOR VIVIAN
Lorimar prod. no. 188360
26Apr77 ABC Tue (rerun 31Aug71)
(copyright date 29Apr77)
Written by Rod Peterson and Claire Whitaker
Directed by Harry Harris
Director of photography: John M. Nickolaus
Film edited by Marvin Adelson
Music by Alexander Courage
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Janis Paige ............ Vivian
Stephen Johnson ........ Leonard
Steven Marlo ........... Attendant
Synopsis 1:
Tom's sister encourages the kids to follow their dreams.
Synopsis 2:
Tom's globe-hopping sister Vivian enjoys a short stay with the Bradfords - and takes every opportunity to impart
her worldly philosophy to her brother's gullible clan.

1.8 [--] Eight is Enough: HIT AND RUN
Lorimar prod. no. 188362
03May77 ABC Tue (copyright date 17May77)
Written by C. Robert Brooks and Robert L. McCullough
Directed by Ralph Senensky
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
film edited by Marjorie Fowler
music by Earl Hagen
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Steve Bonino ........... Michael Thompson
Brett Ericson .......... Mark
Dudley Knight .......... Mitch
Marc McClure ........... Jeremy
Ernest Sarracino ....... Mr. Do Gioia
Frank Cady
Peter Coffield
Molly Dodd
Synopsis:
Joanie has a fender-bender; Elizabeth makes three dates for the prom.

1.9 [--] Eight is Enough: THE GIPPER CAPER
Lorimar prod. no. 188358
10May77 ABC Tue (OR 10Aug77 ABC Wed?)(copyright date 25Mar77)
Written by William Blinn
Directed by William F. Claxton
director of photography: Richard L. Rawlings
film edited by Paul F. LaMastra
Starring:
Dick Van Patten (as Tom Bradford); Diana Hyland (as Joan Bradford)
Guest cast:
Gregory Walcott
Synopsis:
Tom's dentist challenges the family to a touch football game.

Diana Hyland died March 27, 1977 (age 41) of Breast Cancer after completing the first season.

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