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8 Simple Rules is about an American married couple with three children and is set in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.
The father, Paul Hennessy (John Ritter), was a sportswriter who is prompted by his wife Cate's (Katey Sagal) return to nursing to take a more active role in raising their two teenage daughters, Bridget (Kaley Cuoco), and Kerry (Amy Davidson), and son Rory (Martin Spanjers).
The show starred John Ritter until his death on September 11, 2003.
Ritter's character in the series was not replaced following his death on September 11, 2003.
After entering a hiatus, the series continued without Ritter, incorporating the death of his character.
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.