8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules for the third and final season) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005.Tragically, John passed away during the show's filming, but his influence clearly lived on in later seasons.It goes without saying that we were all fortunate to have a few final moments of John doing what John did best, and that's just one of the things that made 8 Simple Rules a standout.The first season of 8 Simple Rules aired on ABC between September 17, 2002 and May 20, 2003, it consists of 28 episodes.On August 7, 2007 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the complete first season on DVD for the first time ever, on a 3-disc set.His job as a sports writer kept him on the road a lot during the kids' formative years.But when Cate decides to return to work as a hospital nurse, Paul takes a job as a columnist and undertakes the responsibility of helping out with the kids.
It might be sexist, but as a former teenage girl, I can certainly still laugh at it, as can Jim. We lasted about halfway through the first cassette (yes, I said cassette), and I just had to turn it off because it was such a load of sexist crap!!!
James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward.
ABC cancelled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons because of low ratings.
8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter may have only been on for three seasons, but it was funny and touching enough to stay in our hearts many years later.
The show followed the Hennessy family, centering around John Ritter's fatherly character.
"Cameron's take on the angst felt by every father of a teenage daughter is witty, wise, and excruciatingly on the money" (Charles Shyer, writer and director, Father of the Bride I and II).