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He's also made bank appearing in movies like Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, and next up we'll see him in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser.The incomparable Katey Sagal brought her trademark wit and protective instincts to the role of Cate Hennessy, a mother who kept the family together following her husband's death.Soon, Cate’s “bitterly divorced” parents, played by Garner and Suzanne Pleshette, arrive to provide moral support.As they bicker about artificial sweeteners and attending church, it’s amazing how much you found yourself missing the laughtrack, conspicuously absent from the episode.Last, but certainly not least, is the late, great John Ritter.Ritter tragically passed away during production of 8 Simple Rules's second season, leading the show to make a tribute episode to his character entitled "Goodbye." It was truly heartbreaking to watch the family go through the kind of grieving that was happening in real-life, as Ritter's death was so unexpected and sudden.Yet just because she cuddled up with kids at the end doesn’t mean everything’s going to be alright. Bruce Cameron’s book, the series hinged on Ritter’s deft exasperation dealing with his teenagers. Executive producers, Tracy Gamble, Flody Suarez, Michael Bostick, Tom Shadyac; co-executive producer, Gayle Abrams, Seth Kurland, Ric Swartzlander, Martin Weiss; supervising producer, Bill Callahan; producer, Bonnie Kallman; director, James Widdoes; writers, David Flebotte, Weiss, Kallman, Gamble; Crew: Camera, Bruce Finn; editor, Marco Zappia; music, Dan Foliart; production design, Jay Pelissier; casting, Lori Openden.
Their curiosity satisfied, much of America will move on, letting the made-up Hennessy family and those who loved the actual man grieve privately, offscreen.
Tragically, John passed away during the show's filming, but his influence clearly lived on in later seasons.
It goes without saying that we were all fortunate to have a few final moments of John doing what John did best, and that's just one of the things that made 8 Simple Rules a standout.
It does not happen often, however, to light-hearted sitcom families, and incorporating the Ritter character’s passing is uncomfortable terrain.
After some playful banter among the kids reminding us what the series had been about, Cate (Katey Sagal) receives a phone call, learning that her husband Paul has collapsed at the grocery store.
He also had a recurring role on Disney's Good Luck, Charlie and played Young Sam Merlotte in [True Blood](series:200767).