- “Paul Hennessy had grown accustomed to his wife Cate taking care of their son and two daughters. When Cate decides to return to work, Paul takes a job as a local columnist...”
8 Simple Rules is an American sitcom series created by Tracy Gamble, starring John Ritter, Katey Sagal, Kaley Cuoco, Amy Davidson and Martin Spanjers. The series ran on ABC from September 17, 2002, to April 15, 2005.
About the show
The Hennessy clan -- mother Cate, daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory -- look to one another for guidance and support after the death of Paul, the family patriarch. Cate's parents lend a hand.
The first season focused on Paul being left in charge of the children after Cate takes a full-time job as a nurse, with comedic emphasis on his often strict rules concerning his daughters and dating.
- John Ritter as Paul Hennessy
- Katey Sagal as Cate Hennessy
- Kaley Cuoco as Bridget Hennessy
- Amy Davidson as Kerry Hennessy
- Martin Spanjer as Rory Hennessy
- James Garner as Jim Egan
- David Spade as C J Barnes