For dating my teenage daughter
After Ritter had experienced discomfort during his rehearsal of the show that afternoon, crew members took him to a nearby Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he suddenly died that night following a misdiagnosis of a heart attack.Following Ritter's death, ABC announced that the show would continue after a hiatus, and would incorporate the death of Ritter's character.The show, created by veteran comedy writer Tracy Gamble, derives its name and some of its elements from W.Bruce Cameron's book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
The first three episodes of the show's second season had been completed when Ritter reportedly suffered an undiagnosed aortic dissection.
The three new episodes that Ritter completed were aired with Sagal introducing them.
The show returned two months after Ritter's death, with a one-hour episode, "Goodbye", which was turned into a tribute to Ritter's character.
Paul begins writing a column from home about his struggles with his children and offers advice to people who are in his same position.
Paul's teenage daughters are dating, which sparks the use of the "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter".