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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  • After John Ritter's death, Katey Sagal hosted the final episodes featuring Ritter.
  • Starting with the episode 'Goodbye, Part 1', the show's theme was never shown again. Instead, the screen would just fade out and '8 Simple Rules' would just be added to the beginning of the…
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    Starting with the episode 'Goodbye, Part 1', the show's theme was never shown again. Instead, the screen would just fade out and '8 Simple Rules' would just be added to the beginning of the list of actors.
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  • Amy Davidson , who plays the younger sister, is actually six years older than Kaley Cuoco, who plays the oldest of the siblings.
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