See more » Just when things were looking dark for ABC (compared to last year), out of the blue comes a savior sitcom! But when Cate meets the principal, she recognizes him. I reckon that nobody else could play Bridget as good as Kayley as she is really hot and had the whole dumb blond act down to a fine art and she towers over Amy it is so cool.Im also really glad that even though John isn't in it anymore as he died i am glad David Spade is in it playing their super weird cousin C. Man he is so funny but yet at the same time super weird.After three seasons, ABC cancelled 8 Simple Rules in May 2005 due to low ratings.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.In several episodes, characters drink "Safeway Select" colas.The Safeway Brands are only available in Safeway Company Stores in the Western US and Canada, in and around the Chicagoland area and at some select convenience stores in the Eastern US. No Safeway Company Stores exist in or around Detroit.
Rory's taunt changed in every opening sequence (although they were often repeated between non-consecutive episodes).
After a hiatus, the series returned and continued without Ritter, with the producers deciding to kill off Paul and not replace him.
James Garner and David Spade later joined the main cast as Cate's father and nephew, Jim Egan and C. Barnes, in an attempt to fill the void left by Ritter.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
A free spirited yoga instructor finds true love in a conservative lawyer and they got married on the first date.