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Meanwhile, Rory worries that he is taking advantage of a girl he has a crush on who is offering to help him catch up with his school, but Jim advises him that she's the one taking advantage and to let her.

Cate sees that Rory is now hesitant to try out for the basketball team because Paul had been helping him practice.

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.

The Hennessy clan -- mother Cate, daughters Bridget and Kerry, and son Rory -- look to one another for guidance and support after the death of Paul, the family patriarch.

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.

When it's announced at the party that Rory made the team, Rory angrily storms out.

Cate later finds out that Rory didn't make the team and when Rory comes home, he says he only said it because he was embarrassed that he let down his dad.

Cate is afraid of sleeping alone in her bed and sleeps on the couch.

After Paul's funeral, friends and neighbors gather at the Hennessys' for the wake.

It's soon revealed that Paul had collapsed and died in the grocery store. Later that evening, Cate's separated parents Jim and Laura arrive to help them through their grief.

Bridget is wracked with guilt over the last words she ever said to her dad (which were "I hate you") and Kerry tries to talk to her to ease her guilt.

But he's happy when Cate tells him because the coach was impressed at his request to work out with the team, he's now officially on it. Cate's mother visits, and manages to get along well with Jim.

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