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 3 (2004-2005)

3x01 3 3x01 First Day of School
Knowing that Kerry is dragging her feet over breaking up with Kyle, Bridget takes it upon herself to do it for her sister -- which only makes matters worse for Kerry. Meanwhile, Cate ...
Sep. 24, 2004
3x02 3 3x02 Changes
The kids question Cate's motives when they return from their summer getaways and discover that she has bought a new bed and changed her hairstyle. Meanwhile, after traveling through ...
Oct. 01, 2004
3x03 3 3x03 School Nurse
After Cate accepts the position of school nurse from Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin), Bridget and Kerry are convinced that she only took the job to spy on them -- while Rory is ecstatic ...
Oct. 08, 2004
3x04 3 3x04 Out of the Box
Kerry is livid when Bridget unintentionally makes a mockery out of her art project at the mall. But she quickly forgets about Bridget when fellow artist and young hottie Tyler asks ...
Oct. 15, 2004
3x05 3 3x05 Car Trouble
Bridget and Kerry are ecstatic when Cate hands them the keys to the minivan, except for one provision -- they are responsible for driving Rory wherever he needs to go. But when the ...
Oct. 22, 2004
3x06 3 3x06 Halloween
Kerry doubts Bridget's ability to put together the school's Halloween party as part of her Student Body President duties. Meanwhile C.J. is hired as the party's security guard and sets ...
Oct. 29, 2004
3x07 3 3x07 Coach (a.k.a. Tennis Coach)
Bridget is psyched to join the high school tennis team when she develops a crush on Coach Scott (Dan Cortese). But her infatuation soon turns to disgust when she learns that Scott has ...
Nov. 05, 2004
3x08 3 3x08 Secrets
Everyone in the Hennessy family fears the ringing of the phone when they all find themselves keeping secrets from one-another. Rory refuses to divulge the identity of the student responsible ...
Nov. 12, 2004
3x09 3 3x09 Thanksgiving Guest (a.k.a. Thanksgiving)
While the family prepares Thanksgiving dinner for Cate to give her some much needed time off, she's left with nothing to do until she brings home an unexpected guest while on an errand ...
Nov. 26, 2004
3x10 3 3x10 Vanity Unfair
Bridget does not get the job as a model that she was hoping for and Jim won't take no for an answer. To his surprise, the director of the agency was an old girlfriend years ago. It ...
Dec. 03, 2004
3x11 3 3x11 Princetown Girl
Bridget breaks the news that she has the chance to go to Princetown with a Tennis scholarship. The only trouble is, she has a D in Ms. Krupp's class, and she needs a C for the scholarship. ...
Dec. 10, 2004
3x12 3 3x12 A Very C.J. Christmas (a.k.a. A Very Cool Christmas)
To keep C.J. from spending Christmas alone in Las Vegas, the Hennessy household bends over backwards to recreate one of Cate's first holiday memories to entice him to stay. Meanwhile, ...
Dec. 17, 2004
3x13 3 3x13 The Sub
Cate is shocked to discover that Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin) has hired C.J. to be a substitute teacher at the high school. But when C.J. catches Rory cheating on a test, he is torn ...
Jan. 07, 2005
3x14 3 3x14 C.J.'s Temptation
While Cate finds herself becoming jealous of Principal Ed Gibb's (Adam Arkin) new girlfriend, Cheryl (Pamela Anderson), C.J. is asked by Ed to help tutor Cheryl for her G.E.D.s -- and ...
Jan. 07, 2005
3x15 3 3x15 Old Flame
After sending an email to former college flame Matt (Ed O'Neill) to see how he's been doing over the years, Cate becomes fed up with the unreasonable demands of her family and locks ...
Jan. 14, 2005
3x16 3 3x16 Closure
When Cate and C.J. discover that Kerry has been e-mailing Bruno -- the boy she had a fling with in Europe -- they secretly try to snoop in her computer to find out what the two have ...
Jan. 21, 2005
3x17 3 3x17 Volleybrawl
Cate's alleged antics at Kerry's volleyball game threaten to make her team forfeit the match. Meanwhile, C.J. has a crush on Kerry's volleyball coach (former Pro Beach volleyball player ...
Jan. 28, 2005
3x18 3 3x18 Freaky Friday
After watching the film Freaky Friday, Cate awakens to find that she has switched bodies with Bridget, C.J. has changed places with Jim, and Rory has swapped places with his hamster. ...
Feb. 04, 2005
3x19 3 3x19 Torn Between Two Lovers
CJ gets a date with Ms. Krupp against Cate and the kid's wishes. But everything is changed when Cheryl surprises him in a sexy outfit in his classroom. Now he is torn between two lovers, ...
Feb. 11, 2005
3x20 3 3x20 C.J.'s Real Dad
C.J. is shocked and delighted when his biological father (Danny Woodburn, recurring on "Seinfeld" as Mickey Abbott) - a motivational speaker and "little person" - reveals himself for ...
Feb. 18, 2005
3x21 3 3x21 The After Party
After turning down Bridget's request to throw a "harmless" after-prom party in a hotel room, Cate decides to throw a school-sanctioned party at the house - which totally embarrasses ...
Mar. 04, 2005
3x22 3 3x22 The Teachers Lounge
When Cate and C.J. discover that Kerry has been e-mailing Bruno -- the boy she had a fling with in Europe -- they secretly try to snoop in her computer to find out what the two have ...
Apr. 01, 2005
3x23 3 3x23 The Sleepover
After Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin, "Chicago Hope") and Cate fall asleep at the house while watching a movie, the family catches them and falsely assumes that the two are having a relationship. ...
Apr. 08, 2005
3x24 3 3x24 Ditch Day
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 school...even though it is Ditch Day and ...
Apr. 15, 2005
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