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.
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.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.Cate’s father, a man in the middle of his own divorce crisis, Jim Egan (James Garner), moves in to help his grieving daughter and grandchildren adjust to their new life. is an owner's manual for anyone who once had cute little girls and now has teenage daughters and is trying to figure out what happened.
Or maybe you've got a little girl, and are trying to figure out how to prevent her from becoming a teenager.
(Good luck.) Or maybe you once were a teenage daughter.
Or maybe you have an antique table that's crooked and need something about an inch thick to put under one of the legs.
is a warm and funny look at life with teenagers, a survival guide written by a man who isn't sure he's actually surviving.
A New York Times bestseller, the book has proven popular for parents, teenagers, and former teenagers everywhere.
It was the inspiration for the ABC show 8 Simple Rules, starring the late John Ritter.