Katey Sagal took over the show's starring position for the rest of the series's run.
Veteran actor James Garner and David Spade also joined the show.
(2004-) John Ritter collapsed on the set of 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter and later died at the hospital.
However, In order to assure that your clothes do not, in fact, come off during the course of your date with my daughter, I will take my electric staple gun and fasten your trousers securely in place around your waist. I'm sure you've been told that in today's world, sex without utilizing a "barrier method" of some kind can kill you.
8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter was a 30 minute comedy series on ABC that began as the typical mom, dad, and kids sitcom which followed the often comical trial and tribulations of family relationships and also followed the individuals into their separate lives and friendships. Prior to episode #35, "What Dad Would Want", the series had been titled, "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter".