Eight Is Enough - Warner Archive Releases 'The Complete 2nd Season, Part 1' and 'Part 2'
4-DVD and 3-DVD half-season sets, available together or separately, beginning today from Warner's MOD program
Posted by David Lambert
Eight Is Enough began its first full season with a gaping hole in the center - the tragic loss of actress Diana Hyland, who played Bradford matriarch Joan. As the season begins, newspaper columnist Tom Bradford is now a widower and the Bradford clan is still healing. Thanks to the arrival of tutor Sandra Sue "Abby" Abbot (Betty Buckley), smiles come more quickly to the Bradford kids and love might just be in the air for Tom. While Cupid plays his games, the eight Bradford children mix humor and drama while confronting a host of life's timeless travails as well as some contemporary controversies, from "trial marriage" and trial separations to real weddings, second mortgages and stolen holidays. Notable guests of the Bradfords found in this 4-Disc, 14-Episode collection include Alice's Beth Howland, plus Don Johnson, Gerald McRaney, Will Geer and Robin Williams.
Then, the second half of Eight is Enough's sophomore season sees Abby fully ensconced as the new lady of clan Bradford, while the crew carries on after their stolen Christmas (see Eight is Enough: The Complete Second Season Part One). The new year brings with it a host of new challenges and comedy as Nicholas sees a UFO, the kids engage in some risky business while the parents are away, Tommy buys a term paper, and Tom finds himself a faux Dear Abby for his paper. But when Abby suffers a horrible head injury, the whole family must come together to share some special memories to make sure the family's newest member makes it through the night. And keep your eyes peeled for Partridge Danny Bonaduce among the Bradford's guests in this 3-Disc, 12-Episode Collection.
With the very short first season selling in stores on DVD since April, fans have wondered how soon they would see the popular show's sophomore season become available. Now the studio has made it available beginning TODAY, November 13th...but not in stores! Instead, Eight Is Enough - The Complete 2nd Season is now shipping as two half-season sets (sold together or separately) from the Warner Archive Collection.