The series' name and premise were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work) by W. While 8 Simple Rules was renewed for a second season and production had begun, Ritter's sudden death in September 2003 left the series in an uncertain position.
After a hiatus, the series returned and continued without Ritter, with the producers deciding to kill off Paul and not replace him.
The series ran on ABC from September 17, 2002 to April 15, 2005.
The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the kids after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating.
Today we celebrate the anniversary of the following blog. We have been posting some of them on our facebook page entitled “Myfatherdaughter.com” Many more people are now following this blog.
Dads have been sending in pictures of themselves, in their shirts along with their daughters from all over the world.
Some of the feedback I received was around the actual rules. ” “I need that shirt” and “Dear God, get me that shirt.” Now, I am not in the apparel business. I am a Young Life Regional Director trying to reach lost kids in LA.8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (shortened to simply 8 Simple Rules for the third season) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal as middle-class parents Paul and Cate Hennessy raising a family of three.Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson and Martin Spanjers co-starred as their teenage kids; Bridget, Kerry and Rory Hennessy.He spends his days practicing the arts of fatherhood and husbandry, while attempting to be a man of God and a professional raiser of philanthropic funds. She needs her dad to be involved in her life at every stage. On the rare occasion he’s not tied up with the aforementioned and other pursuits of awesomeness, he enjoys fighting street gangs for local charities and drinking from a cup that’s half full. Treat her mother with respect, honor, and a big heaping spoonful of public displays of affection.