Following Ritter's death, ABC announced that the show would continue after a hiatus, and would incorporate the death of Ritter's character.The three new episodes that Ritter completed were aired with Sagal introducing them.
Paul begins writing a column from home about his struggles with his children and offers advice to people who are in his same position.
James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward.
ABC canceled the series on May 17, 2005 after three seasons due to low ratings.
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.