The two parents are still very much in love, and their displays of affection are frequently met with disgust and shock by their children.
Cate is a far cry from Peg Bundy, so seeing Katey Sagal as a nice mom is a pleasant surprise.
Usually the protection is from guys like Kyle (Billy Aaron Brown) and Jason (Brian Sites), recurring male characters who date Bridget and Kerry, respectively.
Stuck as the second banana to his sisters, youngest son Rory (Martin Spanjers) sees the least amount of airtime and is relegated to silly little escapades like buying a surfboard (they live in Michigan) or secretly keeping a monkey/snake/rat as a pet.
Network: ABC Episodes: 76 (half-hour) Seasons: Three TV show dates: September 17, 2002 — April 15, 2005 Series status: Cancelled/ended Performers include: Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson, Martin Spanjers, James Garner, David Spade, John Ritter, Billy Aaron Brown, Adam Arkin, Larry Miller, Nikki Danielle Moore, Liam Kyle Sullivan, Cole Williams, Nicole Mansour, Thad Luckinbill, Artie Anderson, Howard Alonzo, Amanda Mac Donald, Daniella Monet, Marisa Theodore, Wendie Jo Sperber, John Ratzenberger, and Suzanne Pleshette.
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When Ritter unexpectedly died in 2003, the producers decided to keep the show going and his character died off-camera on the show. (David Spade), moves into the house’s basement with Grandfather Jim and frustrates him and the rest of the family to no end.
The series' storylines deal with the struggles of parenthood and the pressures of being a teen.So, when his wife Cate (Katey Sagal) returns to work as a full-time nurse, Paul decides to quit his job, begin running the household, and to start to “take care of the kids.” The problem is that they aren’t still the adorable little children that he remembers; they’re a trio of independent teenagers — beautiful and popular Bridget (Kelly Cuoco); sarcastic middle child Kerry (Amy Davidson); and Rory (Martin Spanjers), the scheming and smart-alecky younger brother.Feeling overwhelmed and missing his days as a sports columnist, Paul begins writing a column from home about his struggles as a stay-at-home parent and to offer advice to others who are experiencing the same challenges.But "8 Simple Rules" had some staying power, and would remain on ABC's schedule for three seasons.The family sitcom easily adhered to a familiar formula: two parents simply attempt to keep their home civilized despite having teenage children under their roof.It takes at least two presses of the start button to get to that screen, yet Kyle still feels the need to insert a token for some reason.