Guest stars throughout season one include: Cybill Shepherd, Jason Priestley, Terry Bradshaw, Nick Carter, Shelley Long, Patrick Warburton, Thad Luckinbill, Billy Aaron Brown and Larry Miller.
Paul had grown accustomed to Cate taking care of their son and two daughters.
8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules for the third and final season) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.
James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward.
ABC cancelled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons because of low ratings.
The show's premise and title were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father (Not That Any of Them Work) by W. The third season (after Ritter's death) took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. (David Spade) and grandfather Jim (James Garner), than the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter may have only been on for three seasons, but it was funny and touching enough to stay in our hearts many years later.
The show followed the Hennessy family, centering around John Ritter's fatherly character.
My parents were even in the car for some of it, and it had them chuckling in the back seat from all the memories of my teenage years no doubt. My husband and I checked the audiobook out from the library when we went on a road trip.
It might be sexist, but as a former teenage girl, I can certainly still laugh at it, as can Jim. We lasted about halfway through the first cassette (yes, I said cassette), and I just had to turn it off because it was such a load of sexist crap!!!
After he makes his interest known, Jim Bob helps vet the suitor to make sure he embodies the values the Duggar girls require in a mate.
Watch below as a nervous Ben Seewald asks Jessa Duggar to officially court.
His job as a sports writer kept him on the road a lot during the kids' formative years.