Season 4, Episode 9 Fathers and Other Strangers

First Aired: November 7, 1979

Conclusion. Tom is unwilling to reconcile with his father, who shares his sentiments. Vivian: Janis Paige. Tom: Dick Van Patten. Nick: Richard Molinare. Abby: Betty Buckley. Dave: Lloyd Alann.

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  • Premiered: March 15, 1977
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A Sacramento household witnesses the growing pains of eight children, ranging in age from 8 to 23. Patriarch Tom Bradford is a columnist who remarried after his wife's death in the show's first season, and new stepmom Abby helped bridge the gap between her… (more)

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