The same fate befell "News Radio" when Phil Hartman was shot dead by his wife, who then turned the gun on herself, in 1998. Television's even less forgiving now than it was then, which means that the revamped "8 Simple Rules" has a mountain climb ahead of it.

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In short, sharply observed vignettes, he touches a middle-aged-male nerve by describing the rage and bewilderment of having little girls turn into teenage monsters, but every complaint is punctured by a self-deprecating regular-guy-in-a-mad-world irony.

There are helpful hints (or rather, unhelpful ones, because Cameron admits that nothing will make any difference) for coping with the telephone, clothes, parties, car you used to own, and boyfriend you don't want her to hang around with.

In a chapter called "It's Her Party and I'll Cry if I Want To," he explains that teen parties are unnecessary because "[y]our daughters do not need to be made any more excited than they already are.

In the midst of last week's storm surrounding CBS and "The Reagans," you may have missed something sweet and lovely that happened over on ABC.

Having seen that power, the announcement that "8 Simple Rules" would continue was understandably met with a bit of cynicism.

Some wondered if the Ritter-less series would exploit the beloved 54-year-old's death for the sake of ratings, drumming us over the head with ersatz sorrow.

--Richard Farr --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

In an age when many households are veritable kinder-doms, and teenagers have become a major market force, many parents feel confused by the sturm, drang und hyperactive telephone use of their teenagers.

Furley), Nick Carter (Ben Hatcher), Robert Guillaume (Cody Grant), Jason Priestley (Carter Tibbits), Ed Marinaro (Byron), Tom Poston (Jake), Wendie Jo Sperber (Rachel), John Ratzenberger (Fred Doyle), Shelley Long (Mary Ellen Doyle), Thad Luckinbill (Donny Doyle), Cybill Shepherd (Maggie Egan Barnes) Running Time: 601 Minutes (28 episodes) / Rating: TV-PG 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen / Dolby Digital 5.1 (English, French) Subtitles: English for Hearing Impaired; French, Spanish, Closed Captioned DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007 / Suggested Retail Price: .99 Season 1 Airdates: September 17, 2002 to May 20, 2003 Three single-sided, dual-layered discs (DVD-9); Clear Amaray Keepcase By Albert Gutierrez "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" premiered on ABC in the fall of 2002, and its first season earned respectable ratings (#42 in the Nielsens), largely due to viewers' curiosity over John Ritter's newest television role, his first starring one since the early '90s sitcom "Hearts Afire." "8 Simple Rules" was part of ABC's experimental "Happy Hour", in which each weeknight the - p.m.