After entering a hiatus, the series continued without Ritter, incorporating the death of his character.

Cate's father Jim (James Garner) joined the show and helped the family adjust to the loss.

A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date.

B: Asking my oldest daughter if that guy I saw her talking to yesterday at school was her boyfriend? See more ยป The opening sequence of the first season featured Kerry, Kate, Bridget and Paul each looking at Bridget's or Kerry's new date one at a time (the scene is viewed from the latter's perspective), the camera panning down to the doormat with the show's title, and finally Rory taunting the date.

8 Simple Rules (originally 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter for the first season) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal as middle-class parents Paul and Cate Hennessy raising a family of three.

Sagal portrayed his wife, the family's voice of reason, Cuoco his eldest daughter, the stock ditzy blonde.

Ritter, an icon in the world of American television for his star turn on Three's Company, died in 2003 from a misdiagnosed thoracic aortic aneurysm.On Thursday, she uploaded an Instagram photo of herself reuniting with the original cast of the ABC programme 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter - except, of course, for the late John Ritter.Her black-and-white snapshot showed the 30-year-old leaning into frame and grinning broadly alongside Katey Sagal, who played her mother, as well as Martin Spanjers and Amy Davdison, who played her younger siblings.It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005.Ritter's character in the series was not replaced following his death on September 11, 2003.Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.