8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)
"8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter" (original title)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Drama
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 18,392 users  
Reviews: 115 user | 8 critic

The Hennessy clan -- mother Cate, daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory -- look to one another for guidance and support after the death of Paul, the family patriarch. Cate's parents lend a hand.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Related News

Actress Suzanne Pleshette Dies at 70
| WENN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 03 Apr 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 16 Jun 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 
a list of 46 titles
created 03 Nov 2013
 
a list of 38 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "8 Simple Rules" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)

8 Simple Rules (2002–2005) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 8 Simple Rules.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2005   2004   2003   2002  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

What I Like About You (2002–2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When Holly's father is transferred to Japan, she is sent to live with Valerie, her big sister, in New York City, and turns Valerie's life upside-down.

Stars: Amanda Bynes, Jennie Garth, Wesley Jonathan
Married with Children (1987–1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal
Rules of Engagement (2007–2013)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two couples and their single friend, all at different stages in their relationships, deal with the complications of dating, commitment and marriage.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?

Director: Ellie Kanner
Stars: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Tricia Helfer, Teri Polo
Three's Company (1977–1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of two women and one man living in one apartment and their neighbors.

Stars: John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers
Monster Allergy (TV Series 2006)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Stars: Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Leighton Meester
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Cate Hennessy / ... (76 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Bridget Hennessy / ... (76 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Kerry Hennessy (76 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Rory Hennessy (76 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Jim Egan / ... (45 episodes, 2003-2005)
...
 C.J. Barnes / ... (39 episodes, 2004-2005)
...
 Paul Hennessy (31 episodes, 2002-2003)
...
 Kyle (31 episodes, 2002-2004)
Edit

Storyline

The Hennessy clan -- mother Cate, daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory -- look to one another for guidance and support after the death of Paul, the family patriarch. Cate's parents lend a hand.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

8 Simple Rules  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(76 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Ritter received a posthumous Emmy nomination for his performance. See more »

Goofs

In several episodes, characters drink "Safeway Select" colas. The Safeway Brands are only available in Safeway Company Stores in the Western US and Canada, in and around the Chicagoland area and at some select convenience stores in the Eastern US. The show takes place in Detroit, Michigan. No Safeway Company Stores exist in or around Detroit. See more »

Quotes

C.J.: Hey, I'm a man. I have man-like qualities.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening sequence of the first season featured Kerry, Kate, Bridget and Paul each looking at Bridget's or Kerry's new date one at a time (the scene is viewed from the latter's perspective), the camera panning down to the doormat with the show's title, and finally Rory taunting the date. Rory's taunt changed in every opening sequence (although they were often repeated between non-consecutive episodes). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One Of Disney's Best Comedies
12 October 2004 | by (Dundee, Scotland) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best comedies on the television at the moment. It takes the sugary-sweet idea of a show revolving around a close family and turns it into a quite realistic yet funny depiction of a typical family complete with sibling and parent spats, brat brothers, over-protective fathers and bimbo sisters. I'm almost surprised it's Disney!

To its credit, '8 Simple Rules' knows it's a comedy and doesn't try to be more. Too many shows (eg, 'Sister, Sister' and 'Lizzie McGuire') think just because its lead characters are now teenagers then they should tackle social issues and end up losing their humour by being too hard-hitting. This is a trap '8 Simple Rules' has avoided; it does tackle some issues (such as being the school outcast) but it has fun while doing so. In fact the only time it has really been serious was understandably when it sensitively handled the tragic death of John Ritter and his character.

And I think, although John Ritter will be sadly missed since he was the reason the show made its mark, '8 Simple Rules' can still do well if it remembers its humour and doesn't make Cate's father a second version of Paul Hennessy.


36 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did ABC Family drop it? wcwcommish
Rory LicoriceLover25
Where are the rest of the 'kids'? beth462
Tribute episode daybreak_2003
Why Death? Writer_Commentary
How Did they write John Ritter out? taylor407
Discuss 8 Simple Rules (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page