Remember Eight is Enough? The classic ABC series aired its final episode 35 years ago today.
Developed by William Blinn, the dramedy followed the lives of newspaper columnist Tom Bradford (Dick Van Patten) and his eight children. The cast also included Diana Hyland, Betty Buckley, Grant Goodeve, Lani O’Grady, Laurie Walters, Susan Richardson, Dianne Kay, Connie Needham, Willie Aames, and Adam Rich.
The series premiered in March 1977 and originally featured a young, pre–Star Wars Mark Hamill, who left the show after the pilot. Eight is Enough continued for five seasons before ending on May 23rd, 1981.
Watch some clips from the series below:
What do you think? Do you watch Eight is Enough? Who’s your favorite character? What’s your favorite episode?