The Banks family, a respectable Californian family, take in a relative - Will Smith, a street-smart teenager from Philadelphia.The idea is to make him respectable, responsible and mature, but Will has got other plans...
It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005.
James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward.
ABC canceled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons due to low ratings.
Beginning with the warning signs (#5: Your car insurance suddenly costs more than the car), the book covers dating (Rule #2: Keep your hands and eyes off my daughter's body or I will remove them), the telephone (seemingly wired to her nervous system), braces (the costliest metal on earth), the first job, and more.
"Cameron's take on the angst felt by every father of a teenage daughter is witty, wise, and excruciatingly on the money" (Charles Shyer, writer and director, Father of the Bride I and II).
The Charmed actress captioned her photo, 'A little #8simplerules reunion party today with a tiny addition �� @kateylous @martinspanjers @amy_davidson #lennoxsawyerlockwood (someone is smiling down on us)!
'That 'someone' referred to John Ritter, who played the patriarch of the programme's central Hennessy family.
The show's premise and title were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter: And other tips from a beleaguered father (not that any of them work) by W. The third season (after Ritter's death) took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. (David Spade) and grandfather Jim (James Garner), than the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
Though they are polar opposites; her need of stability is fulfilled with him, his need of optimism is fulfilled with her.
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