CTVA US Drama - "Eight is Enough" (Lorimar/ABC) Season 2 (1977-78)

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Starring Dick Van Patten (as Tom) & Betty Buckley (as Abby)
Season 2 (ABC) (1977-78)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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############## Eight is Enough ###############
############# season 2 1977-78 ##############
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ABC Wednesdays 8:00 pm Eastern
26 episodes
Produced by Robert L. Jacks (first half season) [10-23]
Produced by Gary Adelson and Greg Strangis (second half season) [24-35]

 2.1 [10] Eight is Enough: IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?
Lorimar prod. no. 188367
14Sep77 ABC Wed
Teleplay by Paul Dubov & Gwen Bagni; Story by Paul Dubov, Gwen Bagni, Jon Kubichan
Directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Gino Polito
film edited by Howard Terrill
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Virginia Vincent ....... Daisy
Beth Howland ........... Mavis
Kathleen Doyle ......... Lillian
Daniel Selby ........... Brian
Ron Lombard ............ Host
Bob Minor .............. Poker Player
Gary Graham ............ Poker Player
John Furey ............. Poker Player
James R. Parkes ........ Poker Player
Ava Readdy ............. Maxwell's Partner
Susanne Zenor .......... Girlfriend
Synopsis 1:
Doctor Maxwell moves in with the Bradfords; David tries to cover his poker losses.
Synopsis 2:
Widower Tom Bradford and family are put-upon hosts to persnickety Dr. Maxwell, who moves in after a spat
with his wife.

2.2 [11] Eight is Enough: TRIAL MARRIAGE
Lorimar prod. no. 188366
21Sep77 ABC Wed
Written by Leonard Stadd & Toni VanHorne
Directed by Philip Leacock
director of photography: Gino Polito
film edited by Fred W. Berger
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Don Johnson ............ Doug
Synopsis:
Mary's decision to move in with her boyfriend causes Tom concern; Tommy is tutored after breaking his ankle.

2.3 [12] Eight is Enough: TRIANGLES
Lorimar prod. no. 188368
28Sep77 ABC Wed (rerun 28Dec77)
Written by Bruce Shelly
Directed by Philip Leacock
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Gino Polito
film edited by David Blangsted.
Guest cast:
John Shea .............. Jonathan Moraacci
Jonathan La Page ....... Derek
Synopsis 1:
David's roommate romances Joanie and Susan; Tom pays Nicholas too much attention.
Synopsis 2:
David's good-looking new roommate sparks a jealous rivalry between Joannie and Susan; and Tom frets
over spending too little time with his youngest.

2.4 [13] Eight is Enough: DOUBLE TROUBLE
Lorimar prod. no. 188379
05Oct77 ABC Wed
Written by Joyce Perry
Directed by ?
director of photography: Gino Polifo
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Tricia O'Neill ......... Ellen
Joey Forman ............ MC
Chris Hubbell
Sparky Marcus
Synopsis 1:
The kids' attempt to make Abby jealous of Tom backfires; Nancy enters a beauty contest.
Synopsis 2:
Tom is upset because Abby's love is cooling, so the Bradford girls try to reheat the romance by setting him up
with another woman to make Abby jealous.

[--] 12Oct77 - preempted by the World Series Game

2.5 [14] Eight is Enough: MORTGAGE BURNIN' BLUES
Lorimar prod. no. 188372
19Oct77 ABC Wed
Written by Parke Perine
Directed by William Wiard
director of photography: Lester Shorr
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Charles Howerton ....... Buddy
Floyd Levine ........... Sam Wickes
Gerald McRaney
Woodrow Parfrey
Sam Weisman
Dennis Burkley
Jonathan Goldsmith
Creed Bratton
Mitchell Bock
Joe Hoover
Fred Stuthman
Synopsis:
Tom celebrates paying off the mortgage; Susan punches a heckler at David and Tommy's gig.

2.6 [15] Eight is Enough: DARK HORSE
Lorimar prod. no. 188369
26Oct77 ABC Wed
Written by Bill Nuss & Dusty Kay
Directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Fred W. Berger
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Robert Phalen .......... Flanagan
Don Matheson ........... Danvers
Sydney Lassick ......... Mr. Kaminsky
Kim Fowler ............. Alice
Victor Fisher .......... Crewman
Cindy Daly ............. Counter girl
Lenore Woodward ........ Elderly Woman
Ted Jordan ............. First man
Jeff Doucette .......... Store manager
Billie Bird
Victoria Huxtable
Michael Laurence
Synopsis 1:
Abby and Mary clash when Mary runs for a school board seat; Tom proposes to Abby.
Synopsis 2:
Mary's bid for a school-board seat is jeopardized when Tom shows reluctance to endorse her, and Abby grows
incensed over her willingness to consider a school-budget cut.

2.7 [16] Eight is Enough: THE BARD AND THE BOD
Lorimar prod. no. 188373
02Nov77 ABC Wed
Written by Michael Weinberger
Directed by Irving J. Moore.
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by David Blangsted.
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
James Ray .............. Walt Abbott
Marcus Smythe .......... Mark Shaw
David Agress ........... Gorman
Michael Fairman ........ Polombi
A. Michael Baldwin ..... Jason
Kevin Cassidy .......... Lenny
Scott Mulhem
MacIntyre Dixon
Kevan Dignam
Synopsis 1:
Joanie lands a part in a play; Abby's ex-father-in-law visits and Abby tells him of her plans to remarry.
Synopsis 2:
Joannie wonders if Tom should know of her upcoming nude scene in a Shakespearean play. Meanwhile Abby tries
to break the news of her engagement to her late husband's father - a man obsessed with memories of his son.

2.8 [17] Eight is Enough: CHILDREN OF THE GROOM pt. 1
Lorimar prod. no. 188377-A
09Nov77 ABC Wed
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by Philip Leacock
director of photography: Lester Shorr
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Louise Latham .......... Katherine Mitchell
Sylvia Sidney .......... Aunt Realty
Dennis Patrick ......... Edgar
Richard Kline .......... Corelli
Armin Hofmann .......... Phil
Jeff Maxwell ........... Young Man
Norman J. Andrews ...... Floral Man
Montana Smoyer ......... Nosy Neighbor
Alexis Jackson ......... Trick-or-Treater
Suzanne Wishner ........ Singing Messenger Lady
Johnny Haymer
Ken Olfson
Walter O. Miles
Synopsis 1:
The children plan Tom and Abby's wedding; memories cause a conflict for Nicholas and Elizabeth.
Synopsis 2:
Tom and Abby's marriage plans divide the family for starters, young Nicholas and teenage Elizabeth see Abby as
a threat to their late mother's memory and are depressed over the upcoming event. But the other Bradford childred
are enthusiastic about it - perhaps too much so. Led by eager Joannie, they begin preparing a gala wedding reception,
despite their father's wish for a quiet affair. After learning of the children's reactions, Tom and Abby become
quarrelsome and confused: should they elope - or just call the whole thing off?

2.9 [18] Eight is Enough: CHILDREN OF THE GROOM pt. 2
Lorimar prod. no. 188377-B
09Nov77 ABC Wed
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by Philip Leacock
director of photography: Lester Shorr
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
William Bogert ......... Ted Kellogue
William Dozier ......... Toastmaster
F. William Parker ...... Doorman
Aline Towne ............ Janie
Henry Sutton
Georgie Paul
Synopsis 1:
Tommy can't attend his father's bachelor party; Elizabeth and Abby mend their relationship; Tom and Abby are married.
Synopsis 2:
Tom figures that his acceptance of a journalism award in San Francisco will offer a perfect chance for a cosy
weekend with Abby. But that's before she talks him into bringing along the Bradford clan en masse!

2.10 [19] Eight is Enough: I QUIT
Lorimar prod. no. 188382
16Nov77 ABC Wed
Written by Greg Strangis
Directed by David Swift
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Howard Terrell
music by Earle Hagen
The family accompanies Tom and Abby on their honeymoon Abby uses her influence to get Mary into medical school.

2.11 [20] Eight is Enough: ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR
Lorimar prod. no. 188370
23Nov77 ABC Wed
Teleplay by Marion Hargrove; Story by Matt Robinson
Directed by David Swift
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Howard Terrill
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Dorian Harewood ........ Richard
J.R. Miller ............ Maloney
Lupe Ontiveros ......... Mariana
Jonathan La Page ....... Derek
Joe Bratcher ........... Sergeant
Tina Menard ............ Lynn
Synopsis:
Mary, who opposes the reopening of an ROTC recruiting office, is rude to a young Army officer who
happens to be the son of Tom's old drinking chum.

2.12 [21] Eight is Enough: THE RETURN OF AUNTIE V
Lorimar prod. no. 188381
30Nov77 ABC Wed
Written by Rod Peterson & Claire Whitaker
Directed by Ray Marsh
director of photography: Gert J. Andersen
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Janis Paige ............ Aunt Vivian
Lawrason Driscoll ...... Morgan Aames
Robin Williams
Alf Kjellin
Jed Cooper
Lin Shaye
Wayne Northrup
William Callaway
Ernest Emling
Synopsis:
Eccentric world-traveler Aunt Vivian comes up with a munificent gift for newlyweds Abby and Tom
- a down payment on a mansion.

[--] 07Dec77 - preempted for "The Flintstones Christmas Special"

2.13/2.14 [22/23] Eight is Enough: YES, NICHOLAS, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS pt. 1 & 2 (2hr Christmas Special)
Lorimar prod. no. 188374-A/B
14Dec77 ABC Wed
Written by Hindi Brooks
Directed by Harry Harris
director of photography: Lester Shorr
music by Earle Hagen
Guest cast:
Nicholas Hammond ....... Harold
Judy Strangis .......... Noreen
Darrell Larson ......... Alan
Will Geer .............. Thief
Casey King
Hal Riddle
Larry Gelman
Tim Haldeman
Synopsis 1:
Christmas is put on hold after a burglar steals all of the Bradfords' booty.
The family celebrates the true meaning of Christmas; Tommy receives a special gift.
Synopsis 2:
On Christmas Eve a thief makes off with the Bradford's figts and station wagon. But that's only a sampling of
their yuletide blessings, which include Susan's all-night date, Tommy's depression over his mother's absence
and David's plans to spend the holiday away from home.

[--] 21Dec77 "Dear Miss Dinah" postponed to 25Jan78

[--] 28Dec77 rerun of "Triangles" from 28Sep77

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second half of 1977-78 season
Produced by Gary Adelson and Greg Strangis
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2.15 [24] Eight is Enough: A HAIR OF THE DOG
<188383>
04Jan78 ABC Wed
directed by Alf Kjellin
written by Peter Lefcourt
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by David Blangsted.

2.16 [25] Eight is Enough: AUTHOR, AUTHOR
<188384R>
11Jan78 ABC Wed
directed by Irving J. Moore.
written by David Hurwitz & Larry Arnstein
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Howard Terrill.

2.17 [26] Eight is Enough: MUCH ADO ABOUT GARBAGE
<188389>
18Jan78 ABC Wed
directed by Harvey S. Laidman
teleplay by Greg Strangis and Peter Lefcourt
story by Robert Holt and Parke Perine
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Marvin Adelson.

2.18 [27] Eight is Enough: DEAR MISS DINAH
<188371>
25Jan78 ABC Wed
directed by Irving J. Moore
story by Paul Dubov, Gwen Bagni, Carol and Michael Raschella
teleplay by Paul Dubov & Gwen Bagni
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Marvin Adelson.

2.19 [28] Eight is Enough: HARD HATS AND HARD HEADS
<188390>
01Feb78 ABC Wed
directed by Barry Crane
teleplay by Gary Adelson, Greg Strangis, Peter Lefcourt
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr;
film edited by Howard Terrill.

2.20 [29] Eight is Enough: SEVEN DAYS IN FEBRUARY
<188386R>
08Feb78 ABC Wed
directed by Irving J. Moore
written by Bill Nuss & Dusty Kay
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by David Blangsted.
(see #76 and #99)

2.21 [30] Eight is Enough: THE BOYFRIEND
<188388>
15Feb78 ABC Wed
directed by Earl Bellamy
teleplay by Larry Arnstein & David Hurwitz
story by L. McCullough & Joel Tappis
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
edited by Marvin Adelson.

2.22 [31] Eight is Enough: GREAT EXPECTATIONS
<188391>
22Feb78 ABC Wed
directed by Arnold Laven
written by Bruce Shelly
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by David Blangsted.

2.23 [32] Eight is Enough: LONG NIGHT'S JOURNEY INTO DAY
<188394>
01Mar78 ABC Wed
directed by Philip Leacock
written by Greg Strangis, Gary Adelson, Peter Lefcourt
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Marvin Adelson.

2.24 [33] Eight is Enough: THE LOST WEEKEND
<188393>
3May78 ABC Wed
written by Peter Lefcourt and Greg Strangis
directed by Harry Harris
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by David Blangsted

2.25 [34] Eight is Enough: POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL
<188395>
10May78 ABC Wed
story by Kathy Donnell & Madeline DeMaggio-Wagner
teleplay by Kathy Donnell, Madeline DeMaggio-Wagner,
Paul M. Belous & Robert Wolterstorff
directed by Philip Leacock
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Howard Terrill

2.26 [35] Eight is Enough: WHO'S ON FIRST
<188392>
17May78 ABC Wed
written by Bill Nuss & Dusty Kay
directed by Ray Marsh
music by Earle Hagen
director of photography: Lester Shorr
film edited by Marvin Adelson

############## Eight is Enough ###############
############## end of season 2 ###############
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