By contrast, middle child Kerry (Amy Davidson) is intelligent and cute, but her continued lack of self-confidence has led her to hide behind a mask of sarcasm - which makes it difficult for her to get in touch with her true feelings.And youngest child Rory (Martin Spanjers), fondly referred to as "The Boy," is trying to fill his father's shoes by becoming the man of the family, while at the same time entering the world of puberty and discovering one of life's true mysteries - girls.Dating boys and fitting in with their peers will once again become a top priority for the girls.
8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules for the third and final season) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal.
It debuted on ABC on September 17, 2002, and concluded on April 15, 2005.
Ritter's character in the series was not replaced following his death on September 11, 2003.
It's a time for healing and learning to deal with life without family patriarch Paul (the late John Ritter), as the Hennessys discover the frailties of life and the strength of the family unit, on 8 Simple Rules.
Cate (Katey Sagal) now finds herself in the precarious position of raising three teenagers on her own while holding down a full time job as a hospital nurse near their Detroit-area home.
She does, however, get a little relief, thanks to her father, Jim (James Garner), who's been staying at the house since Paul's death.
Retired and separated from his wife, Jim mostly spends his days making home improvements to the house - with arguably mixed results - and, in his own inimitable way, gives comfort and guidance to his daughter and grandchildren during their time of need.
But the family is thrown for a loop when Cate's wayward nephew, C. (David Spade), moves in and finds it hard to resist getting himself into trouble or offering questionable advice to the kids.
Now more than ever, Cate needs to be there for her kids - particularly her daughters.