8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter

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8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter
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Premiere September 17, 2002
Finale April 15, 2005
Creator Tracy Gamble
Based on the book by
W. Bruce Cameron
Network/Provider ABC
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company Shady Acres Entertainment,
FlodyCo (seasons 1-2),
Tracy Gamble Productions (season 2),
Touchstone Television
Seasons 3
Episodes 76
Origin USA

8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter is a sitcom that aired on ABC. The name of the show was shortened to 8 Simple Rules in season two.

The rules are:

  1. Use your hands on my daughter and you'll lose them after.
  2. You make her cry, I make you cry.
  3. Safe sex is a myth. Anything you try will be hazardous to your health.
  4. Bring her home late, there's no next date.
  5. Only delivery men honk. Dates ring the doorbell. Once.
  6. No complaining while you're waiting for her. If you're bored, change my oil.
  7. If your pants hang off your hips, I'll gladly secure them with my staple gun.
  8. Dates must be in crowded public place. You want romance? Read a book.



Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
John Ritter Paul Hennessy 1 2
Katey Sagal Cate Hennessy 1 2 3
Kaley Cuoco Bridget Hennessy 1 2 3
Amy Davidson Kerry Hennessy 1 2 3
Martin Spanjers Rory Hennessy 1 2 3
James Garner Jim Egan 2 3
David Spade C.J. 2 3


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 17, 2002 May 20, 2003 28
Season Two September 23, 2003 May 18, 2004 24
Season Three September 24, 2004 April 15, 2005 24


DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season August 7, 2007 3


The Complete Second Season May 19, 2009 3


DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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