The three new episodes that Ritter completed were aired with Sagal introducing them.

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ABC canceled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons due to low ratings.

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.

So you see, the previous generation isn't always so wise. Your grandmother always cooked the pot roast in a little pan, so one day your mother asked her why. Yesterday, she was like, "I love your vintage jacket. Paul: I just got off the phone with Carter Tibbits, NASCAR legend. (Kyle and Rory ignore him and continue playing video games) Riveted. Cate: (reading Paul's last article) Okay readers, today we're having a little pop quiz, it's multiple choice, so sharpen your number 2 pencils and put your thinking caps on. Here's a quote: "Dad, you're an idiot." Now, contestants, this was said to me because of which of the following transgressions? Now do you know how many times I called my father an idiot? Because I know that whenever they insult me whether it's a "You're an idiot," "You're a geek," or an "I hate you," an "I love you" isn't far behind. He would of definetly sent me up stairs to change and tell me to cover myself up in some hideous sweater and then give me a one hour lecture on how I should respect myself and how guys are only out for one thing and I always hated when he did that! Bridget: I mean, how could I have taken on the role of Anne Frank? I mean, I came up here to see what it was like to be her.

So I went to my great grandmother and asked her why SHE cut the ends off the pot roast, and she said, "because the pan was too small". I mean, you know, he's older and he goes to the naval academy instead of his school, and then Danielle's going to this party this weekend, she's all, "You better be there," and I'm all, "Uh, yeah," but Donny's all, "Oh, no, I don't want to share you," which is actually very sweet when you think about it, but it's just the sort of thing that Danielle's gonna use against me, and then (points at Cate) you have to go and exacerbate the whole thing by teaching sex ed at my school! And my wife reassures me this is a good thing over and over and over, and she's always right. Well my house would be quieter, and I'd spend a lot less time in the bathroom, but no. Bridget: I know you never see this side of me, but it's true.

Before Ritter's death, the show ranked 42nd in the Nielsen ratings.

After Ritter's death, it had slipped to 50th, but was renewed for a third season, in which ABC moved the show to Friday night at pm as part of its TGIF comedy line-up.The show starred John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers, James Garner, and David Spade. This hit comedy series is based on a very odd family who fight Alot but at the end of the episode they are all drawn together. B: Asking my oldest daughter if that guy I saw her talking to yesterday at school was her boyfriend? Kerry: He thinks of me as some sort of virgin spinster, like Miss Havisham.(Bridget has a confused look on her face) Great Expectations…? C: Referring to rapper Fiddy Cent as "Fifty Cents"? Shortly afterwards, ABC officially cancelled 8 Simple Rules in 2005.8 Simple Rules (originally 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is an American sitcom which aired from September 17 2002 to April 15 2005. I was kickin' wit my partner Anthony W., and he gave me the 411 on how he got B to the K all grounded and whatnot. And she said, "Because that's how my mother used to do it." So to make a long story short, you're mother went to her great-grandmother and asked, "What's up with the little pan." And do you know what she said? It's so you." So today, I see her and she was wearing the same jacket. A: Coming to the breakfast table wearing pajamas and black socks? And it's the knowledge that my wife and kids love me that makes it safe for me to wear pajamas and black socks to the breakfast table. But Hunter and I were have cheeseburgers and he was there too. I almost called him one time when I was running the Tilt-A-Whirl but all the parents freaked out because I was dialing instead of "paying attention" to their kids. So on the way to the towels I saw these leather pants that were on sale and I remembered C. saying you're so wannabe without the leathers and my judgement said you don't want to be a wannabe and I thought judgement you are so right! J.: I remember in high school, I needed a duffle bag to carry all the cards I got. I may not be much now as a result of some hard and yes questionable living, but back in high school, I was buff, young, and tan. (Bridget kisses him again) Okay, you're being initiated into some club, aren't you?