Eight simple rules dating my teenage daughter episode guide
The third season finale was not aired for May sweeps.The finale received a 3.9/8 rating share which gave ABC a third place finish behind NBC's Dateline (5.8/11) and CBS' Joan of Arcadia (4.9/10), which starred Ritter's son, Jason Ritter.After Ritter had experienced discomfort during his rehearsal of the show that afternoon, crew members took him to a nearby Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he suddenly died that night following a misdiagnosis of a heart attack.Following Ritter's death, ABC announced that the show would continue after a hiatus, and would incorporate the death of Ritter's character.It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005.
Paul's teenage daughters are dating, which sparks the use of the "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter".
8 Simple Rules (formerly titled 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is based on the best-selling book series of the same name.
The series follows the lives of the Hennessy family, who in the second and third seasons, dealt with the loss of their father and family patriarch, Paul, and the next chapter in their lives.
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.