Paul Hennessy had grown accustomed to his wife Cate taking care of their son and two daughters. When Cate decides to return to work, Paul takes a job as a local columnist and undertakes the responsibility of helping out with the kids, who have morphed into hormonally-challenged teenagers. S1 E1 - Pilot Paul must deal with his daughters' interest in boys. S1 E2 - Wall of Shame Bridget is accused of shoplifting. S1 E4 - Wings Paul makes excuses to keep Bridget from taking her driver's test. S1 E5 - Son-in-Law Bridget dates a boy whose father is a baseball legend.
8 Simple Rules ... for Dating My Teenage Daughter
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Ritter's character in the series was not replaced following his death on September 11, After entering a hiatus, the series continued without Ritter, incorporating the death of his character. James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward. ABC canceled the series on May 17, after three seasons because of low ratings. The show's premise and title were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And other tips from a beleaguered father not that any of them work by W. Bruce Cameron.
8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter - Theme Song
The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the children after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating. Bruce Cameron. While 8 Simple Rules was renewed for a second season and production had begun, Ritter's sudden death in September left the series in an uncertain position.
Returning p. The family sitcom easily adhered to a familiar formula: two parents simply attempt to keep their home civilized despite having teenage children under their roof. Early in the series, "8 Simple Rules" took this route as well, as the first several episodes were mainly about father Paul Hennessy's Ritter efforts to understand his teenaged children's behavior.