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.
In honor of John and his lasting legacy, let's take a look at what the cast of 8 Simple Rules has been doing since the show wrapped 10 years ago.
Who could've guessed that the lovably dim-witted Bridget would go on to be one of the biggest TV stars of our generation?
Tragically, John passed away during the show's filming, but his influence clearly lived on in later seasons.
It goes without saying that we were all fortunate to have a few final moments of John doing what John did best, and that's just one of the things that made 8 Simple Rules a standout.
Since 8 Simple Rules wrapped, she's appeared in small roles on popular TV shows like c CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, House M. She and Kaley Cuoco still appear to be good friends, even going on vacation together back in July!8 Simple Rules (originally known as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005.In most cases, it was like shaking hands with a smiling canned ham. The more impressive the girl, the worse her father. I mean, aren't parents the most indecipherable of all human beings?If your date was Goldilocks, her dad looked like Shrek, big, green and warty. "Of course, that's not exactly what her father meant.