Mar. 15, 1977
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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Eight is Enough

This comedy-drama tells the story of the lives of the Bradford family. Consisting of father Tom (a columnist for a Sacramento newspaper), mother Joan and their eight children: Mary, David, Joanie, Nancy, Elizabeth, Susan, Tommy and Nicholas. After Joan's death, Tom met teacher Abby, and they were married to make the family ten once more.

Eight is Enough Season 4 (1979-1980)

4x01 4 4x01 Merle the Pearl
Nicholas tries to impress his girlfriend by introducing her to a baseball star.
Sep. 05, 1979
4x02 4 4x02 The Cupid Crisis
Prodigal son David returns, making it hard for the Bradfords to concentrate on their annual football rivalry.
Sep. 12, 1979
4x03 4 4x03 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
When Susan and Merle move up their wedding date, Janet and David postpone their elopement.
Sep. 19, 1979
4x04 4 4x04 Ten Ships in the Night
With Abby back in college and the other Bradfords preoccupied, Nicholas is left to his own devices after school.
Sep. 26, 1979
4x05 4 4x05 The Night They Raided Bradfords
Merle's sister arrives to inspect the new in-laws, but the family's shenanigans send her running to the police.
Oct. 03, 1979
4x06 4 4x06 The Devil and Mr. Bradford
Tom has contradictory reactions toward an X-rated theater and a pregnancy-test kit found at home.
Oct. 24, 1979
4x07 4 4x07 Big Shoes, Little Feet
Nancy tries to help David win a contract; Nicholas has a run-in with a teacher.
Oct. 31, 1979
4x08 4 4x08 Fathers and Other Strangers (1)
The Bradfords fly to Hawaii with Aunt Vivian, who plots a family reunion.
Nov. 07, 1979
4x09 4 4x09 Fathers and Other Strangers (2)
Tom is unwilling to reconcile with his father, who shares his sentiments.
Nov. 07, 1979
4x10 4 4x10 Letter to One Bradford
Nicholas blames himself for the family's run of bad luck: He broke a chain letter.
Nov. 14, 1979
4x11 4 4x11 Separate Ways
Merle gets an offer to play baseball in Puerto Rico.
Nov. 21, 1979
4x12 4 4x12 Arrivals
Susan is depressed by her separation from Merle.
Nov. 28, 1979
4x13 4 4x13 Brotherhood, Sisterhood
David hires Tommy for his construction company.
Dec. 05, 1979
4x14 4 4x14 Mary, He's Married
Mary falls for a married doctor; Joannie fights for a chance to produce a film.
Dec. 12, 1979
4x15 4 4x15 My Son, the Prom Queen
Tommy runs for prom queen when his band loses the prom gig to a female group; Joannie auditions for a repertory company.
Jan. 09, 1980
4x16 4 4x16 The Courage To Be
Ernie won't admit he has a drinking problem.
Jan. 16, 1980
4x17 4 4x17 Semi-Centennial Bradford
Tom has a midlife crisis as his 50th birthday nears.
Jan. 23, 1980
4x18 4 4x18 The Commitment
Everyone prepares for Susan's shower; Tommy debates dropping his girlfriend for someone more experienced.
Jan. 30, 1980
4x19 4 4x19 Seven More Days in February
Tom dreads winter school break and its effect on his domestic solitude.
Feb. 06, 1980
4x20 4 4x20 The Return of Joe Simons
Tom questions the motives of Nicholas's buddy, and his secretary as well.
Feb. 13, 1980
4x21 4 4x21 Bradford vs. Bradford
David looks askance when Janet works overtime with an attractive bachelor.
Feb. 27, 1980
4x22 4 4x22 Memories
Abby is visited by painful memories when a friend of her first husband calls.
Mar. 05, 1980
4x23 4 4x23 Official Positions
Abby's book contract creates an ego problem for Tom, whose novel has been rejected.
Mar. 19, 1980
4x24 4 4x24 A Matter of Mentors
Tommy takes over the family petty cash; Joannie scores a scoop; Nicholas is beaten up by a girl.
Mar. 26, 1980
4x25 4 4x25 Roll Over Bradford
Tommy decides on a music career; Aunt V and her fiancé visit.
Apr. 02, 1980
4x26 4 4x26 A Little Triangle
Nancy's relationship with a widower runs afoul of his jealous daughter; Ernie can't find a date for the prom.
Apr. 09, 1980
4x27 4 4x27 (Finally) Grad Night
Tommy's graduation party is invaded by “friends.”
Apr. 30, 1980
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