Ritter's character in the series was not replaced following his death on September 11, 2003.After entering a hiatus, the series continued without Ritter, incorporating the death of his character.See more » Network: ABC; Genre: Family Sitcom; Content Rating: TV-G; Classification: Contemporary (star range: 1 - 4); Season Reviewed: Season 2 Unfortunately, '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter' (based on the book by W.Bruce Cameron) will most likely be remembered as the last series that comedian John Ritter worked on before his tragic, sudden death in 2003.James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward.ABC cancelled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons because of low ratings.
Rory's taunt changed in every opening sequence (although they were often repeated between non-consecutive episodes).
It couldn't have happened to a more pleasant and unlikely series.
Before that startling jolt of reality intruded on its world '8 Simple Rules' was as passive and insignificant as family sitcoms get.
I can go to sleep at night when it's dark, in a warm bed...
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?