Sep. 17, 2002
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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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.

8 Simple Rules Season 2 (2003-2004)

2x01 2 2x01 Premiere
Bridget finds her popularity waning because of her exclusive, long distance relationship with Donny (Thad Luckinbill,), while Kerry's social status skyrockets because of her relationship ...
Sep. 23, 2003
2x02 2 2x02 Sex Ed
Bridget is horrified when Cate is asked to fill in as the sex ed instructor in her daughter's class. But Cate is in for a shock when she tries to answer a student's written question ...
Sep. 30, 2003
2x03 2 2x03 Donny Goes AWOL
When Fred and Mary Ellen Doyle ask Bridget to be a part of a video message they are sending to Donny at the Naval Academy, they are shocked to discover that Bridget has broken up with ...
Oct. 07, 2003
2x04 2 2x04 Goodbye (1)
The Hennessy family has to deal with the tragic death of one of their own, Paul, their beloved father and husband. To deal with the grieving, Cate's parents come while neighbors also ...
Nov. 04, 2003
2x05 2 2x05 Goodbye (2)
An event is going to be held in Paul's honor, but they need his final article to complete the event. The rest of the Hennessy family goes on a search for the article as they reminisce ...
Nov. 04, 2003
2x06 2 2x06 No Right Way
Cate is unprepared for the diverse reactions exhibited by Bridget and Kerry on their first day back to school since their father's death. Meanwhile, Jim tries his best to be helpful ...
Nov. 11, 2003
2x07 2 2x07 What Dad Would Want
With a little help from Jim, Cate persuades Rory not to give up on trying out for basketball, as Paul would have been proud to see his son on the team. But Rory is torn about the tryouts ...
Nov. 18, 2003
2x08 2 2x08 The First Thanksgiving
While Cate plans to raise the family spirits with a special Thanksgiving dinner, Rory takes it upon himself to be the man of the house by looking after Bridget and Kerry when he learns ...
Nov. 25, 2003
2x09 2 2x09 The Story of Anne Frank and Skeevy
Bridget gets the lead as Anne Frank in the school play and Rory brings home a ventriloquist dummy that the school psychologist recommends that he uses.
Dec. 23, 2003
2x10 2 2x10 YMCA
The Hennessy family needs to get more active so Cate signs the family up at the local YMCA, which also happens to be the place Bridget works at. Jim, however, is becoming too overprotective ...
Jan. 06, 2004
2x11 2 2x11 Get Real
Cate's nephew C.J. Barnes comes to visit and pay his respects to Paul. C.J., however, can't seem to stay out of trouble when he helps Rory on getting better in kissing girls and takes ...
Jan. 13, 2004
2x12 2 2x12 Consequences
C.J. tells Rory about how he stole his old school mascot, Rory goes out and steals a police dog. Cate is very shocked when she finds out the dog finds marijuana in Kerry's backpack. ...
Jan. 27, 2004
2x13 2 2x13 Opposites Attract (1)
Bridget hires Jeremy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) — a socially inept, fellow student — to tutor her in order to boost her grades to better her chances at being accepted by a good college. ...
Feb. 10, 2004
2x14 2 2x14 Opposites Attract (2)
Bridget decides to make a move on her brainy tutor, Jeremy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas), but discovers that he may have his sights set on her debate team opponent. Meanwhile, after accidentally ...
Feb. 17, 2004
2x15 2 2x15 Opposites Attract: Night of the Locust (3)
After being told that she's fickle when it comes to relationships, Bridget is afraid that she may end up hurting Jeremy's feelings (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) when her ex-bad boy boyfriend, ...
Feb. 24, 2004
2x16 2 2x16 Daddy's Girl
On the advice of the family therapist (Peter Bogdanovich), Cate is encouraged to pursue a once-thought-unobtainable dream of becoming a singer. Meanwhile, C.J. and Jim find themselves ...
2x17 2 2x17 Mall in the Family
After Kerry is promoted to assistant manager at a fast food restaurant in the mall, Jim is hired to handle the register. But when she witnesses his disdain for the customers, Kerry ...
Mar. 16, 2004
2x18 2 2x18 Let's Keep Going (1)
Cate sends Bridget and Kerry to their grandmother's house for a visit after the Hennessys decide against vacationing at the family cabin. But while on their road trip to grandma's, ...
Mar. 30, 2004
2x19 2 2x19 Let's Keep Going (2)
Upon discovering Cate in the arms of Artie — Paul's successor at the newspaper — Bridget and Kerry decide to blow off their planned trip to their grandmother's and take to the open ...
Apr. 06, 2004
2x20 2 2x20 C.J.'s Party
After discovering that Bridget lied about her whereabouts in order to attend C.J.'s college kegger party, Cate grounds Bridget and banishes C.J. from the house. Meanwhile, Jim is forced ...
Apr. 20, 2004
2x21 2 2x21 Mother's Day
After witnessing some strange behavior from Bridget and Kerry, Cate tries to find out what they are up to — not suspecting that they might be trying to set up a special Mother's Day ...
May. 04, 2004
2x22 2 2x22 The Principal
When Bridget is busted over a school dress code violation, Cate is called upon to meet with her new principal, Ed Gibb. But Cate is in for a shock when she discovers that she went to ...
May. 11, 2004
2x23 2 2x23 Finale Part Un (1)
Kerry is accepted to a trip over the summer to Europe while CJ and Rory double date with sisters Missy and Sissy, although Sissy is currently engaged. Also, Kerry jeopardizes her trip ...
May. 18, 2004
2x24 2 2x24 Finale Part Deux (2)
Cate finds herself in the awkward position of having to deal with Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin) when she forgets to turn in a health form for Kerry's trip to Europe. Then, when she discovers ...
May. 18, 2004
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