Eight Is Enough
The Bradfords bid adieu to the seventies by ushering in even more changes to the clan dynamic in Season Four. First up, minor league ball player Merle the Pearl Stockwell (Brian Patrick Clarke) sweeps Susan (Susan Richardson) off her feet. An engagement soon follows, but there's one problem ¢ ' € ' " David (Grant Goodeve) has already set THEIR date for HIS wedding while Nancy (Dianne Kay) has a singing telegram gig that day ¢ ' € ' ŠAnd first comes marriage, then comes Mary (Lani O'Grady) finding a positive home pregnancy test! Meanwhile, Joanie (Laurie Walters) and Tom (Dick Van Patten) become competing journalists, Nicholas (Adam Rich) curses the family by breaking a chain letter, and Tommy (Willie Aames) runs for Prom Queen! On the more tender side, Abby (Betty Buckley) comes to grips with the memories of her deceased husband, while Tom is forced into a reunion with the father he has not seen in forty years ¢ ' € ' " and he's about to turn fifty!When sold by Amazon.
Eight is no longer enough in the show's fifth and final season. First up, Susan's (Susan Richardson) and Merle's (Brian Patrick Clarke) baby girl raises the stakes in And Baby Makes Nine, then a young Ralph Macchio takes it all the way to ten, joining the clan as Abby's nephew Jeremy. Tom (Dick van Patten) and Abby (Betty Buckley) have their hands full running their bursting household as they gear up for their fifth anniversary, as life keeps throwing the curveballs.