8 Simple Rules (originally known as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.Ritter's character in the series was not replaced following his death on September 11, 2003.
One minute your daughter is wearing bunny slippers and demanding bedtime stories.
is your basic Dom Com where Paul and Cate Hennessy (played by John Ritter and Katey Sagal) attempt to ride herd on the burgeoning love life of their teenage daughters, bookish Kerry (Amy Davidson) and promiscuous Bridget (Kaley Cuoco).
Rounding out the family is son Rory (Martin Spanjers), who is Paul's only other source of testosterone, and thus they bond often. until the show was derailed by the death of John Ritter. Because of Ritter's death, the show's name was changed from the quirky .
8 Simple Rules is a comedy series staring John Ritter and Katy Segal.
The series was inspired by the book "Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," by W. Paul Hennessy is a stay at home father of three children, two teenage daughters and a preteen son. His wife, Cate, is a nurse and the "voice of reason" in the family.