Though producers attempted to replace him with a younger star, the show died only a season later.The same fate befell "News Radio" when Phil Hartman was shot dead by his wife, who then turned the gun on herself, in 1998. Television's even less forgiving now than it was then, which means that the revamped "8 Simple Rules" has a mountain climb ahead of it.James Garner was the star of The Rockford Files that aired from 1974-1980!Amy Davidson ("So Little Time") played the younger sister of Kaley Cuoco ("Ladies Man" and "Charmed") on 8 Simple Rules. Luckily for Cate, her father Jim and her crazy nephew C. have decided to stay at her home and help her raise her children. 8 Simple Rules enjoyed three successful seasons on the ABC network, but was abruptly canceled after the end of the third season due to dwindling ratings.8 Simple Rules starred John Ritter as Paul Hennessy, Katey Sagal as Cate Hennessy, Kaley Cuoco as Bridget Hennessy, Amy Davidson as Kerry Hennessy, Martin Spanjers as Rory Hennessy, James Garner as Jim Egan, and David Spade as C. The series has been caught in syndication and the first and second seasons have been released on DVD.
The second season found the Hennessy's dealing with the loss of their beloved husband and father. In episode #16, "Come and Knock on Our Door", the set of John Ritter's 1977-1984 sitcom, "Three's Company" was rebuilt to the exact same specifications! If you pull into my driveway and honk you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure as heck not picking anything up. If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them. I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys of your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips.
However, In order to assure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric staple gun and fasten your trousers securely in place around your waist. I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a "barrier method" of some kind can kill you.
Let me elaborate: when it comes to sex, I am the barrier, and I WILL kill you. In order for us to get to know each other, we should talk about sports, politics, and other issues of the day. The only information I require from you is an indication of when you expect to have my daughter safely back at my house, and the only word I need from you on this subject is "early." 6.
I have no doubt you are a popular fellow, with many opportunities to date other girls.
This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter. As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget.
He had completed filming of the first three episodes of the second season before his untimely death at 55 years of age.