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8 Simple Rules (2002 - 2005)

8 Simple Rules (2002 - 2005)





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Widowed mom Cate Hennessy raises three teens in this sitcom, which shifted focus in 2003 following the sudden death of its star, John Ritter, just before the start of its second season. Cate's father Jim (James Garner) joined the show and helped the family adjust to the loss.

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2004, ABC, 24 episodes

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2003, ABC, 24 episodes

Critics Consensus: The first season of 8 Simple Rules is simple indeed, but nevertheless showcases the talents of genial sitcom legend John Ritter.

2002, ABC, 28 episodes


John Ritter
as Paul Hennessy
Katey Sagal
as Cate Hennessy
Kaley Cuoco
as Bridget Hennessy
Amy Davidson
as Kerry Hennessy
Martin Spanjers
as Rory Hennessy
Adam Arkin
as Ed Gibb
Thad Luckinbill
as Donny Doyle
Mo Gaffney
as Mrs. Connelly
Daniella Monet
as Missy Kleinfeld
Mo Gaffney
as Mrs. Connelly
Kaitlin Cullum
as Alison Doyle
Cindy Williams
as Mary Ellen Doyle
Kelsey Lynn Batelaan
as Little Bridget
Suzy Nakamura
as Mrs. Krupp
Nikki D. Hayden
as Jenna Sharpe
Edward James Gage
as Security Guard
Jan Hoag
as Secretary
Monique Lea
as Shalindsay
Shelley Long
as Mary Ellen Doyle
Jason Priestley
as Carter Tibbits
Oleg Zatsepin
as Care Bear
Angel Elliott
as Volunteer
Don Knotts
as Himself
Robert Guillaume
as Cody Grant
Robyn Moran
as Pregnant Woman
Russell Howard
as Tyler McBain
Kit Pongetti
as Ms. Hunter
Lily Nicksay
as Sabrina
Shelly Cole
as Christina
Tatum O'Neal
as Ms. McKenna
Jere Burns
as Commissioner
Rachel Bilson
as Gum Chewing Girl
Rachael Harris
as Margaret Brandenbauerbern
Brian Leckner
as Off. Jackson
Trent Gill
as Manager
Tracie Savage
as TV Reporter
Sarah Domin
as Heather
Jamie Nations
as Director
Beth Grant
as Mrs. Whitley
Emilia Groth
as Beth Doyle
Terri Mathieson
as Attendant
Rory Thost
as Young C.J.
Kenneth Kimmins
as Mr. Kolodny
Matt Funke
as Travis
Donna Cooper
as Mall Shopper
Rick Batalla
as Crew Guy No. 1
Bob Bryan
as Tennis Player No. 1
Mac Davis
as Guitar Man
Kristin Brye
as Heather
Edward James Gage
as Security Guard
Peter Gannon
as Bartender
Michael Kostroff
as Photographer
Matt Lanter
as Brendon
Lynn Manning
as Blind Man
Armando Heredia
as Crew Guy No. 2
Mike Bryan
as Tennis Player No. 2
Andy Morrow
as Richardson
Ashlynn Rose
as Mary Maureen Doyle
Tara Rose
as Rachel
Marcus York
as Construction Guy
Sebastian Feldman
as Crew Guy No. 3
Carlie Casey
as Katie Sharpe
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Series Details

TV Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2002
Genre: Comedy
Executive Producers: Michael Bostick, Tom Shadyac
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