Paul's teenage daughters are dating, which sparks the use of the "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter".
The show, created by veteran comedy writer Tracy Gamble, derives its name and some of its elements from W.
Katey Sagal took over the show's starring position for the rest of the series's run.
The show starred John Ritter until his death on September 11, 2003.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the show shortly returned to its roots.
If you cannot keep your eyes or hands off of my daughter's body, I will remove them. Still, I want to be fair and open minded about this issue, so I propose this compromise: He often sneaks away to smoke tobacco.
The first four post-Ritter episodes were shot without a live audience with James Garner and Suzanne Pleshette guest-starred as Cate's strict parents and David Spade guest-starred as Cate's wayward nephew, C. Garner and Spade later received starring roles as Ritter's replacement for the rest of the show's broadcast.
Before Ritter's death, the show ranked 42nd in the Nielsen ratings.