8 simple rule for dating my teenage daughter cast
After Ritter's death, the cast and the network mourned, quite publicly, to strong ratings that, overnight, turned the network's modest hit into a legitimate contender bleeding viewers from its comedy competition on NBC.
Having seen that power, the announcement that "8 Simple Rules" would continue was understandably met with a bit of cynicism.
Others perhaps couldn't see the point of going on, citing past failures like "Chico and the Man." In that sitcom, principal star Freddie Prinze committed suicide in 1977, the show's third season.
“A little #8simplerules reunion party today with a tiny addition,” Cuoco captioned the black-and-white Instagram photo.
Kaley Cuoco apologizes for photo of dogs sitting on American flag “Someone is smiling down on us.” John Ritter, the Hennessy patriarch, died in 2003 and was written out of the show with an off-screen collapse at the grocery store.
After some playful banter among the kids reminding us what the series had been about, Cate (Katey Sagal) receives a phone call, learning that her husband Paul has collapsed at the grocery store.
Soon, Cate’s “bitterly divorced” parents, played by Garner and Suzanne Pleshette, arrive to provide moral support.