A protective father, who's out to kill his daughters boyfriends, most fathers are like that.
And most teenagers are stubborn and like to break rules.
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.
ABC cancelled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons because of low ratings.
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