The show was a moderate success, ranked 43rd for its first season on the air, and was renewed with an average of 10.85 million viewers. He’s not pleased and gets his revenge on Bridget by detaining her on the school’s unofficial day off.As you may recall, Ritter died unexpectedly after completion of the third episode of season two. Rory is planning to take full advantage of Ditch Day while Kerry expects that her classes will continue as usual.In honor of John and his lasting legacy, let's take a look at what the cast of 8 Simple Rules has been doing since the show wrapped 10 years ago.Who could've guessed that the lovably dim-witted Bridget would go on to be one of the biggest TV stars of our generation?The next few episodes deal with his loss and how the Hennessy family moves on. Bridget was supposed to be in charge of the Ditch Day prank, in which she was to steal a rival school’s goat mascot.Cate’s father, Jim Egan (James Garner), moves in to help and Cate’s very immature nephew, C. (David Spade), moves in for additional comedy relief. There was initially a great deal of curiosity about how the death of Ritter would impact the show. She asks Rory to do it instead and Kerry, tired of being a “goodie two-shoes,” wants to be part of it. Cate comes home soonafter and she’s not happy about the four-legged houseguest either.Even as a kid, I always found it so funny that Kerry was considered the "plain but smart" daughter when, in reality, Amy Davidson is clearly a stunning individual.
In 2015, she's looking to make the big move to film, appearing alongside Kevin Hart in the comedy [The Wedding Ringer](movie:1225714) and the upcoming drama [Burning Bodhi](movie:2064404). Cate: I asked my mother why she cut the ends off her pot roast, and she said, "because that's what my mother did". My bottle, a can of 50 weight oil and..." Oh, it does suck! There are tons of girls that could do a way better job than I can. Bridget: It just doesn't seem right that I play Anne. So I went to my great grandmother and asked her why SHE cut the ends off the pot roast, and she said, "because the pan was too small". I mean, you know, he's older and he goes to the naval academy instead of his school, and then Danielle's going to this party this weekend, she's all, "You better be there," and I'm all, "Uh, yeah," but Donny's all, "Oh, no, I don't want to share you," which is actually very sweet when you think about it, but it's just the sort of thing that Danielle's gonna use against me, and then (points at Cate) you have to go and exacerbate the whole thing by teaching sex ed at my school! And my wife reassures me this is a good thing over and over and over, and she's always right. Well my house would be quieter, and I'd spend a lot less time in the bathroom, but no. Bridget: I know you never see this side of me, but it's true. So I went to my grandmother and asked why SHE cut the ends off the pot roast, and she said, "because that's what my mother did". Bridget: So, people already perceive my dating Donny Doyle as a slap in the face! Back then we didn't share our deep personal feelings, our deepest conversations usually revolved around the Tigers bull pen. There's not a feeling that my kids are afraid to express over and over and over. Kerry: He thinks of me as some sort of virgin spinster, like Miss Havisham.(Bridget has a confused look on her face) Great Expectations…? C: Referring to rapper Fiddy Cent as "Fifty Cents"?