Entertainment: 8 Simple Rules

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Entertainment: 8 Simple Rules Gender: N/A
TV series
born on 17 September 2002 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°55' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°04 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 21°45'

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American sitcom comedy television series, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal as middle-class parents Paul and Cate Hennessy raising their three children. Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, and Martin Spanjers co-starred as their teenage kids; Bridget, Kerry, and Rory Hennessy. The series ran on ABC from 17 September 2002 to 15 April 2005. The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the children after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating. The series' name and premise were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter by W. Bruce Cameron.

While 8 Simple Rules was renewed for a second season and production had begun, Ritter's sudden death on 11 September 2003 left the series in an uncertain position. After a hiatus, the series returned and continued without Ritter, with the producers having decided that his character Paul would also die. James Garner and David Spade later joined the main cast as, respectively, Cate's father Jim Egan and her nephew C.J. Barnes. After three seasons, ABC cancelled 8 Simple Rules due to low ratings.

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  • associate relationship with Cuoco, Kaley (born 30 November 1985). Notes: Played Bridget Erin "Beach" Hennessy, 2002-2005
  • associate relationship with Garner, James (born 7 April 1928). Notes: Played Jim Egan, 2003-2005
  • associate relationship with Ritter, John (born 17 September 1948). Notes: Played Paul Hennessy, 2002-2003
  • associate relationship with Sagal, Katey (born 19 January 1954). Notes: Played Cate S. Hennessy, 2002-2005
  • associate relationship with Spade, David (born 22 July 1964). Notes: Played C.J. Barnes, 2004-2005
  • associate relationship with Spanjers, Martin (born 2 February 1987). Notes: Played Rory Joseph Hennessy, 2002-2005


  • Death of Significant person 11 September 2003 (Lead actor, John Ritter)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Television," Daily News (New York, New York), 17 Sept 2002, page 98, "launching tonight at 8."


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