Bruce Cameron is "the talk of parents nationwide" (People). Beginning with the warning signs (#5: Your car insurance suddenly costs more than the car), the book covers dating (Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body or I will remove them), the telephone (seemingly wired to her nervous system), braces (the costliest metal on earth), the first job, and more.

The reason is simple: he expresses something very true in a very funny way, examining just what happens when Daddy's little girl becomes a teenager.

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.

The series aired on ABC from September 2002 to April 2005, a total of 76 episodes in 3 seasons.

After Ritter had experienced discomfort during his rehearsal of the show that afternoon, crew members took him to a nearby Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he suddenly died that night following a misdiagnosis of a heart attack.

Following Ritter's death, ABC announced that the show would continue after a hiatus, and would incorporate the death of Ritter's character.

is your basic Dom Com where Paul and Cate Hennessy (played by John Ritter and Katey Sagal) attempt to ride herd on the burgeoning love life of their teenage daughters, bookish Kerry (Amy Davidson) and promiscuous Bridget (Kaley Cuoco).

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 .

Shortly afterwards, ABC officially cancelled 8 Simple Rules in 2005.

The next, she's wearing a midriff-baring t-shirt and demanding the car keys.8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter takes us shriek by shriek thorugh the process of raising teenage girls, including braces (the most expensive metal on earth), the telephone (seemingly wired to her nervous system), and, of course, dating (Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body, or I will remove them).

After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.