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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Paul Hennessy

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John RitterJohn Ritter
The son of a legendary country singing musician/actor 'Tex Ritter' (qv) and his wife 'Dorothy Fay' (qv), ...

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Paul Hennessy, Portrayed by John Ritter (2002–2003), a former sports writer, who worked from home as a Lifestyle columnist. Described as being "the master of the double standard", a "Psycho-Dad" as well a perceived hypocrite who often embarrasses his children, even if he wants what's best for them. Nonetheless, he loves his children, and wants them to have happy futures. Paul dies in the second season after collapsing in the store while buying milk. (Though no real reason is given for why he collapsed, it's believed that it had something to do with his heart as was the reason for John Ritter's death).



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03x07 - Coach (a.k.a. Tennis Coach)
Season 3, Episode 07
01x28 - Sort of an Officer and a Gentleman (2)
Season 1, Episode 28
02x13 - Opposites Attract (1)
Season 2, Episode 13
03x05 - Car Trouble
Season 3, Episode 05
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