The show starred John Ritter until his death on September 11, 2003.
Katey Sagal took over the show's starring position for the rest of the series's run.
The rules are: The third season took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. and Jim, the grandfather, than the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the show shortly returned to its roots.
The father, Paul Hennessy (John Ritter), was a sportswriter who is prompted by his wife Cate's (Katey Sagal) return to nursing to take a more active role in raising their two teenage daughters, Bridget (Kaley Cuoco), and Kerry (Amy Davidson), and son Rory (Martin Spanjers).
He is soon overwhelmed by the responsibility of being the father of teenage daughters and misses being a sports writer.
8 Simple Rules (originally 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is an American sitcom which aired from September 17 2002 to April 15 2005. I was kickin' wit my partner Anthony W., and he gave me the 411 on how he got B to the K all grounded and whatnot. And she said, "Because that's how my mother used to do it." So to make a long story short, you're mother went to her great-grandmother and asked, "What's up with the little pan." And do you know what she said? It's so you." So today, I see her and she was wearing the same jacket. A: Coming to the breakfast table wearing pajamas and black socks? And it's the knowledge that my wife and kids love me that makes it safe for me to wear pajamas and black socks to the breakfast table.
The show starred John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers, James Garner, and David Spade. This hit comedy series is based on a very odd family who fight a lot but at the end of the episode they are all drawn together. B: Asking my oldest daughter if that guy I saw her talking to yesterday at school was her boyfriend? Just so you know, Kyle, if you ever pull into my driveway and honk, you'd better be delivering a package because you're sure as hell not picking anything up. All the guys call me Paul, or Sensei Paul, because of my black belt. OK, I'll tell the guy without a liver to hold on because there's a boat show. Paul, if you love me, and if you ever want another shot at a nurse fantasy - And I do. Ed needs 800 words on the boat show at Auburn Hills. Someone's not getting any Mickey Mouse pancakes today.