8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from September 17, 2002 to April 15, 2005. Bruce Cameron's book of the same name, the show starred John Ritter during its first season.After Ritter's sudden death, Katey Sagal took over the show's starring position for the rest of the series' run. Bridget finds her popularity waning because of her exclusive, long distance relationship with Donny, while Kerry's social status skyrockets because of her relationship with Kyle.But Bridget's eyes begin to stray when she meets Damien (Paul Wesley) – a sexy new boy at school.Meanwhile, as she waits for the results of her pregnancy test, Cate is stunned and angry when Paul, Bridget, Kerry and Rory seem more concerned about how the baby could disrupt their lives than the blessed event itself.
At first, Bridget is the same non-serious girl, which frustrates Kerry even more since she feels Bridget doesn't deserve the role.
Paul tries to come up with names for this menace, unaware that the criminal is Rory. In his memory, clips of his past two years on the show are shown, ending with the message: "John Ritter 1948–2003 We will never forget you".
On what begins as just another morning in the Hennessy household, Cate receives a phone call.
Cate sees this too, so she gives Bridget The Diary of a Young Girl, because she thinks it might help her, which it does – Bridget suddenly becomes a serious, focused girl and gets a better understanding of the role she is going to play.
Rory gets a ventriloquist dummy he names Skeevy and uses it to constantly make fun of other people.