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.
This was really funny, even if parts of it were a little dated (no cell phones yet).
The reason is simple: he expresses something very true in a very funny way, examining j A nationally syndicated columnist with the Rocky Mountain News, Cameron gained national attention with the publication of 8 SIMPLE RULES in hardcover, becoming a regular contributor to Time's "Your Family" column and a featured story on CNN, CBS's The Early Show, and in People magazine.Sagal portrayed his wife, the family's voice of reason, Cuoco his eldest daughter, the stock ditzy blonde.Ritter, an icon in the world of American television for his star turn on Three's Company, died in 2003 from a misdiagnosed thoracic aortic aneurysm.Cate's father Jim (James Garner) joined the show and helped the family adjust to the loss.Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. == "undefined") else if (typeof document.webkit Hidden !The Charmed actress captioned her photo, 'A little #8simplerules reunion party today with a tiny addition �� @kateylous @martinspanjers @amy_davidson #lennoxsawyerlockwood (someone is smiling down on us)!