8 simple rules for dating my teenage daughter episode 1
It couldn't have happened to a more pleasant and unlikely series.
Before that startling jolt of reality intruded on its world '8 Simple Rules' was as passive and insignificant as family sitcoms get.
The first three episodes of the show's second season had been completed when Ritter reportedly suffered an undiagnosed aortic dissection.
After Ritter had experienced discomfort during his rehearsal of the show that afternoon, crew members took him to a nearby Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he suddenly died that night following a misdiagnosis of a heart attack.
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.
Following Ritter's death, ABC announced that the show would continue after a hiatus, and would incorporate the death of Ritter's character.
The three new episodes that Ritter completed were aired with Sagal introducing them.
In the wake of the tragedy, the show attempted what at the time might have been unthinkable.Gamble was replaced by Judd Pillot and John Peaslee, who had performed the same role in the final season of Spade's sitcom, Just Shoot Me! The Friday night "death slot" ratings took their toll on 8 Simple Rules.The third season finale was not aired for May sweeps.See more » Network: ABC; Genre: Family Sitcom; Content Rating: TV-G; Classification: Contemporary (star range: 1 - 4); Season Reviewed: Season 2 Unfortunately, '8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter' (based on the book by W.
Bruce Cameron) will most likely be remembered as the last series that comedian John Ritter worked on before his tragic, sudden death in 2003.
The show returned two months after Ritter's death, with a one-hour episode, "Goodbye", which was turned into a tribute to Ritter's character.