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Eight is Enough Timeline
Unk 00, 1977, Dick Van Patten guested on "Gibbsville" in the episode "Chautauqua, Chautauqua, Chautauqua" as Patrick Malloy.
Unk 00, 1977, either 1977 or 1978, I'm not sure of the source or year, but Connie Newton was in the New Mickey Mouse Club. She may have appearred as a guest.
Fal 00, 1977, the 77-78 run of "All-Star Anything Goes" (the only season) featured some members of the cast of "Eight is Enough". I don't know which members participated nor what date it aired.
Jan 04, 1977, Diana Hyland guested on the "Happy Days" episode "Fonzie's Old Lady" as Adrainna Prescott
Jan 09, 1977, Larry Gelman appearred in the TV movie "Raid on Entebee" as Mr. Berg.
Jan 12, 1977, Adam Rich and Mark Hamill were in the TV movie "The City". Mark played Eugene Banks.
Jan 15, 1977, Dianne Kay guested as Joanna Haymes in the "The Psychic" episode of "Starsky and Hutch" (episode # 2.13). A psychic helps Starsky and Hutch locate a kidnaped girl.
Jan 26, 1977, Dick Van Patten guested on "C.P.O. Sharkey" as Psychiatrist in the episode "Kowalski, the Somnambulist".
Jan 27, 1977, Betty Buckley guested in "Ryan's Hope" as Twice Divorced Lady checking Frank out
Jan 30, 1977, Janis Paige appearred in "Lanigan's Rabbi" as Kate Lanigan.
Jan 31, 1977, Willie Aames guested on "Little House on the Prairie" playing "Seth" in the episode: "Injun Kid" (episode # 3.15).
Feb 00, 1977, Larry Gelman appearred in the movie "Chatterbox" as Dr. Pearl.
Feb 01, 1977, Dick Van Patten guested on "One Day at a Time" in the episode "Ginny's Child" as Frank.
Feb 04, 1977, Diana Hyland guested in "Happy Days" as Adriana Prescott in the episode "The Third Anniversary Show", which must be a clip show.
Feb 06, 1977, Larry Gelman guested on "Rhoda" in the episode "Rhoda's Mystery Man" as Wendell.
Feb 07, 1977, Nicholas Pryor appearred in the TV movie "Night Terror" as Man in Sports Car.
Feb 08, 1977, Dick Van Patten guested on "Happy Days" as Mr. Conners in the episode "The Graduation (part 1)"
Feb 11, 1977, Joan Prather guested in "Executive Suite" as Glory Dalessio in the episode "Re: Aftermath of a Tragedy."
Feb 15, 1977, Dick Van Patten guested on "Happy Days" as Mr. Conners in the episode "The Graduation (part 2)"
Feb 17, 1977, Brian Patrick Clarke guested in "The Fantastic Journey" playing "Daniel" in the episode: "Beyond the Mountain" (episode # 1.3).
Feb 24, 1977, Mark Hamill guested on "The Streets of San Francisco" in the episode "Innocent No More' as Billy Wilson.
Feb 27, 1977, Larry Gelman appearred in the "Disneyland" episode "The Strongest Man in the World" as Larry.
Mar 02, 1977, Mark Hamill appearred in the movie "Wizards".
Mar 13, 1977, Brian Patrick Clarke appearred in "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years" TV movie as John Roosevelt.
Mar 15, 1977, Kimberly Beck appearred as Nancy Bradford in the pilot episode of "Eight is Enough" titled "Never Try Eating Nectarines Since Juice May Dispense". Dianne Kay took over the role the following week.
Mar 15, 1977, Mark Hamill appearred as David Bradford in the pilot episode of "Eight is Enough" titled "Never Try Eating Nectarines Since Juice May Dispense". He was probably the most famous person from the show that appearred just once in the whole series. Grant Goodeve took over the role the following week.
Mar 15, 1977: Based on Thomas Braden's book, "Eight Is Enough" premiered on the ABC-TV network. March=3, so 3+15=18!
Mar 21, 1977, Nicholas Pryor appearred in the TV movie "The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish" as Manners.
Mar 22, 1977: Grant Goodeve, who replaced Mark Hamill who became a Jedi Knight (more later), first appeared as David on "Eight is Enough." Also replacing two other actors in the pilot were Dianne Kay as Nancy and Willie Aames as Tommy.
Apr 12, 1977: Diana Hyland, who died of cancer Mar 27 after four (according to Tim Brooks) or five (according to Alex McNeil) episodes was filmed, appeared for the last time on the show. The week after, Tom carried on as a widower as the writers wrote her out as "being away". Her death was addressed in the second season explaining that she died "about a year ago".
Apr 26, 1977, Janis Paige made the first of five appearrabnces on "Eight Is Enough" as Auntie V.
May 01, 1977, Joan Prather guested on "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" in the episode: "The Mystery of the Ghostwriter's Cruise" as Adriane.
May 03, 1977: The last of the eight spring episodes from the show aired on ABC. May=5, so 5+3=8!
May 25, 1977, Mark Hamill appearred as Luke Skywalker in the mega movie "Star Wars".
Jun 20, 1977, K.C. Martel appearred in the TV movie "Mulligan's Stew" as Jimmy.
Jul 20, 1977, Mark Hamill guested on "The Merv Griffin Show".
Jul 27, 1977, Dianne Kay appearred in the series "Dog and Cat" as Connie
Jul 27, 1977, Mark Hamill guested on "The Mike Douglas Show."
Aug 10, 1977, Eight is Enough returned on the ABC sked repeating the spring episodes and perhaps one original episode according to another source, leading into their second season in the Wed time slot while The Bionic Woman (My fave as well) was forced to make a bionic jump over to NBC. Why couldn't ABC bump Donny and Marie instead?
Sep 01, 1977, Betty Buckley was in the TV movie "The Rubber Gun Squad" as Rosie.
Sep 06, 1977, Nicholas Pryor appearred in the miniseries "Washington: Behind Closed Doors" as Hank Ferris.
Sep 11, 1977, at the 29th Television Emmy Awards, Diana Hyland was posthumously awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy or Drama Special for her performance in "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble." Co-star John Travolta accepted the award on behalf of her memory at the awards presentation. John commented that "she's a great actress and the Academy has good taste. Wherever you are Diana, I love you, we did it baby, alright!"
Sep 22, 1977, Larry Gelman guested on "Barney Miller" in the episode "Good-Bye Mr. Fish Part 2" as Edward Sellers.
Sep 25, 1977, Dick Van Patten appearred in the movie and "High Anxiety" as Dr. Phillip Wentworth
Oct 03, 1977, Kimberly Beck appearred in the TV movie "Murder in Peyton Place" as Bonnie Buehler.
Oct 14, 1977, K.C. Martel guested on "Wonder Woman" in the episode "Knockout" as Ted Curran.
Oct 16, 1977, Grant Goodeve appearred on "Insight" in the episode: "I Want to Die".
Oct 25, 1977, K.C. Martel appearred in "Mulligan's Stew" as Jimmy Mulligan.
Oct 26, 1977, the cast appearred on "Dinah!" hosted by Dinah Shore.
Oct 28, 1977, Nicholas Pryor appearred in the TV movie "Having Babies II" as Jeff Kramer.
Nov 09, 1977, Tom Bradford (Dick Van Patten) married Abby Abbott (Betty Buckley) in a TV wedding episode.
Nov 13, 1977, Kimberly Beck guested on "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries" in the episode "Acapulco Spies" as Sue.
Dec 14, 1977, an "Eight is Enough" episode featured a lonely grinch named "Santa" stole the Bradfords Christmas.
Dec 14, 1977, Larry Gelman first appearred on "Eight is Enough" in the episode "Yes Nicholas, There Is a Santa Claus: Parts 1 and 2".
Dec 16, 1977, Lani O'Grady appearred in the movie "The Hazing" as Campus Girl.
Dec 17, 1977, Michael Thoma guested on "The Bionic Woman" in the episode "Over The Hill Spy" as Boris Slotsky.
Dec 21, 1977, K.C. Martel appearred in the TV movie "Mad Bull" as Alex Karkus.
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