Premiered Date
September 17, 2002
Network
ABC
36

Kaley Cuoco

as Bridget Hennessy

57

David Spade

as C.J. Barnes

1948-2003

John Ritter

as Paul Hennessy

68

Katey Sagal

as Cate Hennessy

1928-2014

James Garner

as Jim Egan

42

Amy Davidson

as Kerry Hennessy

35

Martin Spanjers

as Rory Hennessy

About 8 Simple Rules

About

Based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron, a father with three kids raises his daughters with strict rules on dating after his wife becomes a full-time nurse. 

Trivia

John Ritter, who played the dad, died shortly after the show was renewed for a second season in 2003. David Spade and James Garner were cast to give the show a male presence, but the show was eventually canceled after the third season due to low ratings.