Veteran actor James Garner and David Spade also joined the show.
8 Simple Rules is about an American married couple with three children and is set in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.
Although not new to fatherhood, Paul is just a bit rusty on day-to-day interaction and discovers that he's grown a little out of touch with his kids - especially his daughters.
Meanwhile, as she waits for the results of her pregnancy test, Cate is stunned and angry when Paul, Bridget, Kerry and Rory seem more concerned about how the baby could disrupt their lives than the blessed event itself.His job as a sports writer kept him on the road a lot during the kids' formative years.But when Cate decides to return to work as a hospital nurse, Paul takes a job as a columnist and undertakes the responsibility of helping out with the kids. in charge of the detention of students on Ditch Day, and C. gets even by detaining Bri Paul had grown accustomed to Cate taking care of their son and two daughters.With the always hilarious John Ritter and Katey Sagal as the parents, this household was constantly filled with funny jokes. Ritter's untimely demise, the show naturally dipped in quality when David Spade was brought in. With the always hilarious John Ritter and Katey Sagal as the parents, this household was constantly filled with funny jokes. Ritter's untimely demise, the show naturally dipped in quality when David Spade was brought in.The first season of 8 Simple Rules aired on ABC between September 17, 2002 and May 20, 2003, it consists of 28 episodes.On August 7, 2007 Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment released the complete first season on DVD for the first time ever, on a 3-disc set.Paul begins writing a column from home about his struggles with his children and offers advice to people who are in his same position.Paul's teenage daughters are dating, which sparks the use of the "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter".The show starred John Ritter until his death on September 11, 2003.Katey Sagal took over the show's starring position for the rest of the series's run.