James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward.
ABC cancelled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons because of low ratings.
is a warm and funny look at life with teenagers, a survival guide written by a man who isn't sure he's actually surviving.
A New York Times bestseller, the book has proven popular for parents, teenagers, and former teenagers everywhere.
The final series, its title trimmed down to 8 Simple Rules, ended in 2005, having won a cinematography Emmy in 2004.
Ritter was also nominated posthumously in 2004, losing to Kelsey Grammar for Frasier.
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Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.
It's been replaced, I believe, with eight simple rules for dating my daughter." "The book 8 Simple Rules for Dating my Teenage Daughter is hysterically funny and universally entertaining.
The show's premise and title 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. The third season (after Ritter's death) took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. (David Spade) and grandfather Jim (James Garner), than the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.
The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia.