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 slightly old-fashioned husband and his independent-minded clan.
First Aired: April 4, 1981
Tommy gets stuck with the klutzy daughter of a radio-station owner, David with her mother and Jeremy with her superjock cousin. Henrietta: Patty Dworkin. Mrs. Hall: Diane McBain. Ingrid: Heather Locklear. Tommy: Willie Aames. Jeremy: Ralph Macchio.