CTVA US Drama - "Eight is Enough" (Lorimar/ABC) Season 5 (1980-81)

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Starring Dick Van Patten (as Tom) & Betty Buckley (as Abby)
Season 5 (ABC) (1980-81)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


############## Eight is Enough ###############
############# season 5 1980-81 ##############
############### (final season) ###############
ABC Wednesdays 8:00 pm Eastern
Produced by Phil Fehrle (all season 5 episodes)

5.01 [91] / 5.02 [92]
Eight is Enough: AND BABY MAKES NINE (2hrs)(pt 1 &  2)
<189041>
29Oct80 ABC Wed (copyright date 23Oct80)
directed by Harry Harris
written by Hindi Brooks
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Marvin Adelson

5.03 [93] Eight is Enough: JEREMY
<189045-7737>
05Nov80 ABC Wed (copyright date 30Oct80)
directed by Jack Bender
written by Gil Grant
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Dick VanEnger, Jr.

5.04 [94] Eight is Enough: WELCOME TO MEMORIAL, DOCTOR BRADFORD
<189043-7735>
12Nov80 ABC Wed (copyright date 7Nov80)
directed by Bernard McEveety
written by Channing Gibson
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter;
film edited by Michael J. Lynch.

5.05 [95] Eight is Enough: GENERATIONS
<189046>
19Nov80 ABC Wed (copyright date 13Nov80)
directed by Harry Harris
teleplay by
Karen L. Hall, Michael Marks, J. Miyoko Hensley & Steven Hensley
story by Michael Marks, J. Miyoko Hensley & Steven Hensley
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Michael J. Lynch.
Joan's parents visit for the first time since her death and
immediately dislike Abby.

5.06 [96] Eight is Enough: HOLLY aka 'So Close'
<189050>
26Nov80 ABC Wed (copyright date 21Nov80)
directed by Jack Bender
teleplay by Bob Shayne, Gary Adelson, Gil Grant
story by Bob Shayne
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Marvin Adelson.
Tommy falls for an older woman;
Jeremy cuts classes.

5.07 [97] Eight is Enough: THE MALTESE AIRLINE BAG
<189049-7741>
03Dec80 ABC Wed (copyright date 4Dec80)
directed by Harry Harris
written by Lee Sheldon
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Leonard Malek

5.08 [98] Eight is Enough: STRIKE
<189062>
17Dec80 ABC Wed (copyright date 12Dec80)
directed by Seth Pinsker
written by Bruce Shelly
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Michael J. Lynch.
Bradford must cross a picket line;
Nicholas starts a barter system

5.09 [99] Eight is Enough: BRADFORDGATE
<189060>
7Jan81 ABC Wed (copyright date 31Dec80)
directed by Harry Harris
written by Gil Grant
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Marvin Adelson.
Bradford gets a political appointment;
Undercover Joannie can't get a date

5.10 [100] Eight is Enough: THE DARLENE DILEMMA
<189058-7750>
14Jan81 ABC Wed (copyright date 9Jan81)
directed by Rowe Wallerstein.
written by Jeff Wilhelm
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter;
film edited by Leonard Malek.
Jeremy falls for a flirtatious, manipulative girl.

5.11 [101] Eight is Enough: SECOND THOUGHTS
<189056>
21Jan81 ABC Wed (copyright date 15Jan81)
directed by Harry Harris
written by Karen L. Hall
developed for television by William Blinn
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Michael J. Lynch.
Joannie falls for a co-worker
model Nancy copes with fame.

5.12 [102] Eight is Enough: DAVID'S RIB
<189061-7753>
28Jan81 ABC Wed (copyright date 22Jan81)
directed by Jack Bender
story by Pat Green and Bob Shayne
teleplay by Bruce Shelly
developed for television by William Blinn
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Marvin Adelson
Janet's client wants to raze an opera house David is renovating.

5.13 [103] Eight is Enough: VOWS
<189063>
18Feb81 ABC Wed (copyright date 30Jan81)
directed by Irving J. Moore
written by Gil Grant & Gary Adelson
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Leonard Malek.
Bradford and Abby renew their vows;
David and Janet separate.

5.14 [104] Eight is Enough: THE WAY WE WERE
<189063>
4Mar81 ABC Wed (copyright date 18Feb81)
directed by Vincent McEveety
written by Sandra Kay Siegel
music by Miles Goodman
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Michael J. Lynch.
Ernie dates Tommy's old flame;
David moves into a singles complex.

5.15 [105] Eight is Enough: IF THE GLASS SLIPPER FITS
a.k.a. 'The Empress' New Clothes'
<189066>
11Mar81 ABC Wed (copyright date 27Feb81)
directed by Stan Lathan
teleplay by Karen L. Hall
story by Daryl Busby, Gerry Kroll & Karen L. Hall
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Marvin Adelson.
A lucrative modeling assignment requires Nancy to pose seminude.

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Moves to ABC Saturdays from 28 Mar 1981
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5.16 [106] Eight is Enough: THE BEST LITTLE TELETHON IN SACRAMENTO
<189072>
28Mar81 ABC Sat (copyright date 20Mar81)
directed by Irving J. Moore
written by Bruce Shelly
music by Miles Goodman
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Michael J. Lynch
Joannie organizes local talent for a telethon -- beginning with the Bradfords.

5.17 [107] Eight is Enough: YET ANOTHER SEVEN DAYS IN FEBRUARY?
<189069>
04Apr81 ABC Sat (copyright date 17Mar81)
directed by Rowe Wallerstein
written by Gary Adelson & Gil Grant
music by Miles Goodman
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Leonard Malek.
If his daughter can be lead singer, a radio-station owner will
promote Tommy's band.

5.18 [108] Eight is Enough: THE IDOLBREAKER pt. I
<189073>
11Apr81 ABC Sat (copyright date 31Mar81)
directed by Jack Bender
written by Gary Adelson & Karen L. Hall
music by John Beal
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Marvin Adelson.
A former girlfriend says she is pregnant just as Tommy is about
to leave on a road tour.

5.19 [109] Eight is Enough: THE IDOLBREAKER pt. II
<189074>
18Apr81 ABC Sat (copyright date 9Apr81)
directed by Jack Bender
written by Gary Adelson & Karen L. Hall
music by John Beal
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Leonard Malek.
Ellen miscarries; Joannie envies an attractive reporter;
Jeremy's birthday.

5.20 [110] Eight is Enough: STARTING OVER
<189070>
09May81 ABC Sat (copyright date 24Apr81)
directed by Harry Harris
teleplay by Hollace White & Stephanie Garman
story by
Hollace White & Stephanie Garman, Philip Taylor & Bruce Kalish
music by John Beal
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Michael J. Lynch.
David and Janet try to reconcile;
Jeremy finds a skull in the yard.

5.21 [111] Eight is Enough: GOALS
<189071>
16May81 ABC Sat (copyright date 11May81)
directed by Jack Bender
teleplay by Stephanie Garman & Hollace White
story by Bruce Shelly
music by Miles Goodman
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Leonard Malek
A shoulder injury ends Merle's baseball career;
Mary has an unwelcome suitor.

5.22 [112] Eight is Enough: FATHER KNOWS BEST? aka 'Father Dearest'
<189064> (final episode)
23May81 ABC Sat (copyright date 1May81)
directed by Gary Adelson
written by Gil Grant
music by John Beal
director of photography: Marvin L. Gunter
film edited by Marvin Adelson & Ron Feldman
 

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