Yet, when he looks over at her, her head is right in the middle of the shot, when in reality it would have been much higher up, and likely out of frame.Kyle suggests the dancing game, which, although the name is not displayed, is Dance Dance Revolution.And -- much to his daughters' embarrassment -- he begins imposing rules borrowed from the resulting book, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, on the young men brave enough to go out with his girls.The second season focuses more on the family's struggles to cope after Paul's sudden death (a plot twist precipitated by Ritter's unexpected death at the beginning of the show's second season).Retitled 8 Simple Rules after John Ritter's death.Show & DVD Details Repeat Directors: James Widdoes, Terry Hughes, Mark Cendrowski Regular Writers: Tracy Gamble, Bonnie Kallman, Martin Weiss, Philip Wen Cast: John Ritter (Paul Hennessy), Katey Sagal (Cate Hennessy), Kaley Cuoco (Bridget Hennessy), Amy Davidson (Kerry Hennessy), Martin Spanjers (Rory Hennessy) Recurring Characters: Billy Aaron Brown (Kyle), Larry Miller (Tommy), Cole Williams (Anthony), Brian Sites (Jason), Nikki Danielle Moore (Jenna Sharpe), Nicole Mansour (Rachel Sharpe), Amanda Mac Donald (Danielle) Notable Guest Stars: Lee Corso & Chris Fowler (Sportscasters), Terry Bradshaw (Steve "Canned Heat" Smith), Matt Funke (Travis Smith), Patrick Warburton (Nick Sharpe), Rachel Bilson (Jenny), Don Knotts (Himself/Mr.But "8 Simple Rules" had some staying power, and would remain on ABC's schedule for three seasons.
7: If your pants hang off your hips, I'll gladly secure them with my staple gun. And as far as I remember at least some of the rules get mentioned (or acted out) in the TV show.
Coping with the death of a parent becomes a central theme in the second season; extended family becomes central to the healing process. When Cate returns to her full-time nursing career, Paul puts his sports writing career on hold to be more involved with his kids, but he finds being a hands-on dad overwhelming, especially when his daughters start dating.
He manages his stress by publishing an advice column for parents who are struggling with similar challenges.
Rounding out the family is son Rory (Martin Spanjers), who is Paul's only other source of testosterone, and thus they bond often. until the show was derailed by the death of John Ritter. Because of Ritter's death, the show's name was changed from the quirky .
The resultant Re Tool brought in Cate's cantankerous father Jim (James Garner) and slacker nephew C. The rating also took a plunge shortly after episodes dealing with Paul's death and it was cancelled within two years. I've got a very important announcement for the whole family.