Peter makes an offer to sell Meg to Mort's son Neil in exchange for canceling the debt.
After three seasons, ABC cancelled 8 Simple Rules in May 2005 due to low ratings.
The third season (after Ritter's death) took a creative turn, revolving more around cousin C. (David Spade) and grandfather Jim (James Garner), than the immediate Hennessy family, more specifically not revolving around the raising of the Hennessy girls.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
Widowed mom Cate Hennessy raises three teens in this sitcom, which shifted focus in 2003 following the sudden death of its star, John Ritter, just before the start of its second season. Season 3, Episode 23April 8, 2005While everyone else goes ice fishing with Jim (who would rather be alone), Cate invites Ed (Adam Arkin) over to see a video.
See more » The opening sequence of the first season featured Kerry, Kate, Bridget and Paul each looking at Bridget's or Kerry's new date one at a time (the scene is viewed from the latter's perspective), the camera panning down to the doormat with the show's title, and finally Rory taunting the date.
8 Simple Rules (originally 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter for the first season) is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal as middle-class parents Paul and Cate Hennessy raising a family of three.When Peter learns that Mort's pharmacy runs a tab system, he goes crazy buying everything he can get his hands on.Unfortunately, he doesn't realize that he eventually has to pay for everything, and ends up thousands of dollars in debt.Cate's father Jim (James Garner) joined the show and helped the family adjust to the loss. Season 3, Episode 24April 15, 2005In the third-season finale, Cate announces that she's dating Ed (Adam Arkin). 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.