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8 Simple Rules 

8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (original title)
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.

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

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When teenage girls become women their new curves throw dad for a loop.

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17 September 2002 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Katey Sagal and Adam Arkin also appeared on Sons of Anarchy many years after 8 Simple Rules 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 »

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Ed Gibb: You show me hospitality.
Jim: Out of my chair!
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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 »

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Referenced in DreamBoy USA (2003) See more »

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4 November 2003 | by (Dixie, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm sorry, but I have to speak up here.

I think this talk about "John Ritter is gone, the show is going to die!" is very premature.

There is still Katy Sagal who is a wonderful comic actress in her own right, as well as a now established acting family at the show. I think before we start crying the death of the series, we should give the show a few weeks to pick up the pieces and see where they go from here.

The next few weeks will be the toughest for the series. Once they get past those, the show will then take it's new stride. At that time, if we want to sing the death song for the series, so be it, but I don't want to proclaim it yet.

It will never be the same series it was, but that doesn't mean it can't be as good. Who knows... the best may be yet to come.


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