8 Simple Rules

  • Score 8.5
  • Premiered: Sep 2002
  • Episodes: 76
  • Followers: 344
  • Rank #1223
  • Ended
  • ABC (US)
  • Friday at 8


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Season 3 Discuss
First Day of School
Air date
Sep 24, 2004
Knowing that Kerry is dragging her feet over breaking up with Kyle, Bridget takes it upon herself to do it for her sister, which only makes matters worse for Kerry. Meanwhile, Cate is .. show full overview
Air date
Oct 01, 2004
The kids question Cate's motives when they return from their summer getaways and discover that she has bought a new bed and changed her hairstyle. Meanwhile, after traveling through .. show full overview
School Nurse
Air date
Oct 08, 2004
After Cate accepts the position of school nurse from Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin, ""Chicago Hope""), Bridget and Kerry are convinced that she only took the job to spy on them -- while .. show full overview
Out of the Box
Air date
Oct 15, 2004
Kerry is livid when Bridget unintentionally makes a mockery out of her art project at the mall. But she quickly forgets about Bridget when fellow artist and young hottie Tyler asks her .. show full overview
Car Trouble
Air date
Oct 22, 2004
Bridget and Kerry are ecstatic when Cate hands them the keys to the minivan, except for one provision -- they are responsible for driving Rory wherever he needs to go. But when the girls .. show full overview
Air date
Oct 29, 2004
Kerry doubts Bridget's ability to put together the school's Halloween party as part of her Student Body President duties. Meanwhile C.J. is hired as the party's security guard and sets .. show full overview
Coach (a.k.a. Tennis Coach)
Air date
Nov 05, 2004
Bridget is psyched to join the high school tennis team when she develops a crush on Coach Scott (Dan Cortese, ""Veronica's Closet,"" ""MTV Sports""). But her infatuation soon turns to .. show full overview
Air date
Nov 12, 2004
Everyone in the Hennessy family fears the ringing of the phone when they all find themselves keeping secrets from one-another. Rory refuses to divulge the identity of the student .. show full overview
Thanksgiving Guest (a.k.a. Thanksgiving)
Air date
Nov 26, 2004
While the family prepares Thanksgiving dinner for Cate to give her some much needed time off, she's left with nothing to do until she brings home an unexpected guest while on an errand .. show full overview
Vanity Unfair
Air date
Dec 03, 2004
After Bridget is turned down for a role in a sports car commercial, Jim discovers that the head of the modeling agency who rejected her is his old flame Jackie (Raquel Welch). When he .. show full overview
Princetown Girl
Air date
Dec 10, 2004
Bridget is ecstatic when she learns that tennis scouts from Princeton are coming to her school to watch her play for a possible scholarship. But when Bridget's school forbids her to play .. show full overview
A Very C.J. Christmas (a.k.a. A Very Cool Christmas)
Air date
Dec 17, 2004
To keep C.J. from spending Christmas alone in Las Vegas, the Hennessy household bends over backwards to recreate one of Cate's first holiday memories to entice him to stay. Meanwhile, .. show full overview
The Sub
Air date
Jan 07, 2005
Cate is shocked to discover that Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin, ""Chicago Hope"") has hired C.J. to be a substitute teacher at the high school. But when C.J. catches Rory cheating on a .. show full overview
C.J.'s Temptation
Air date
Jan 07, 2005
While Cate finds herself becoming jealous of Principal Ed Gibb's (Adam Arkin, ""Chicago Hope"") new girlfriend, Cheryl (Pamela Anderson), C.J. is asked by Ed to help tutor Cheryl for her .. show full overview
Old Flame
Air date
Jan 14, 2005
After sending an email to former college flame Matt (Ed O'Neill) to see how he's been doing over the years, Cate becomes fed up with the unreasonable demands of her family and locks .. show full overview
Air date
Jan 21, 2005
When Cate and C.J. discover that Kerry has been e-mailing Bruno -- the boy she had a fling with in Europe -- they secretly try to snoop in her computer to find out what the two have been .. show full overview
Air date
Jan 28, 2005
Cate's alleged antics at Kerry's volleyball game threaten to make her team forfeit the match. Meanwhile, C.J. has a crush on Kerry's volleyball coach (former Pro Beach volleyball player .. show full overview
Freaky Friday
Air date
Feb 04, 2005
Following a viewing of ""Freaky Friday"" in which she fell asleep, Cate awakens to find that she and Bridget have switched bodies, as have C.J. and Grampa along with Rory and his .. show full overview
Torn Between Two Lovers
Air date
Feb 11, 2005
Valentine's Day finds C.J. in a predicament when he commits to two different Valentine's Day dates - Principal Gibb's ex-girlfriend, Cheryl (Pamela Anderson), and Bridget and Kerry's .. show full overview
C.J.'s Real Dad
Air date
Feb 18, 2005
C.J. is shocked and delighted when his biological father (Danny Woodburn, recurring on ""Seinfeld"" as Mickey Abbott) – a motivational speaker and ""little person"" – reveals himself .. show full overview
The After Party
Air date
Mar 04, 2005
After turning down Bridget's request to throw a ""harmless"" after-prom party in a hotel room, Cate decides to throw a school- sanctioned party at the house – which totally embarrasses .. show full overview
The Teachers Lounge
Air date
Apr 01, 2005
Officially a full-time teacher, C.J. is overjoyed to finally get access to the teachers' lounge. But he soon finds himself being bullied out of the room by the school's overzealous Home .. show full overview
The Sleepover
Air date
Apr 08, 2005
After Principal Gibb (Adam Arkin, ""Chicago Hope"") and Cate fall asleep at the house while watching a movie, the family catches them and falsely assumes that the two are having a .. show full overview
3x24 Show finale
Ditch Day
Air date
Apr 15, 2005
After C.J. discovers that Cate may be starting a clandestine relationship with Principal Gibb, he blabs it to Bridget. An angry Cate gets even by having Gibb put C.J. in charge of the .. show full overview

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