Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 17, 2002
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
30 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
Genre

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8 Simple Rules

'8 Simple Rules' follows a married couple with three children living in suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Paul's (the late John Ritter) two teenage daughters are starting to date boys and he has 8 rules they need to follow.

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03x24 Ditch Day Aired: Apr. 15, 2005

Cate doesn't want to tell the family that she is dating Principal Gibb, and she finds it even harder when she's confronted at every angle at …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 3 seasons and 76 episodes air between 2002 and 2005.

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On September 11, 2003, John Ritter (Paul Hennessy in series) felt ill while rehearsing scenes for the second season and died later that day.

Series continued with James Garner and David Spade as his replacement.

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Series Fun Facts

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  • A fourth season was planned until the series's unexpected cancellation.
  • Kate's parents never appeared on camera until after the death of Paul.
  • Goof (errors in geography): In several episodes, characters drink "Safeway Select" colas. The Safeway Brands are only available in Safeway Company Stores in the Western US and Canada, in and…
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    Goof (errors in geography): In several episodes, characters drink "Safeway Select" colas. The Safeway Brands are only available in Safeway Company Stores in the Western US and Canada, in and around the Chicagoland area and at some select convenience stores in the Eastern US. The show takes place in Detroit, Michigan. No Safeway Company Stores exist in or around Detroit.
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