8 Simple Rules

2002, TV Show


Maverick and Rockford Files Star James Garner Dies at 86

James Garner

Legendary actor James Garner died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports. He was 86.

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Jonathan Taylor Thomas to Reunite with Home Improvement Dad on Last Man Standing

Tim Allen, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Last Man Standing is cooking up another Home Improvement reunion and this one is sure to catch the eye of the ladies.

Former teen heartthrob Jonathan Taylor Thomas will guest-star on the ABC family sitcom alongside.... read more

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter to Guest-star on 90210

Nick Carter

Backstreet's back alright!

They're not really coming back, but Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter will be guest-starring in an upcoming episode of 90210, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Pilot Season: Get the scoop!

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Kaley Cuoco To Make a Big Bang As People's Choice Awards Host

Kaley Cuoco

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco has been taped to host the People's Choice Awards, CBS announced Thursday.

"We are thrilled to welcome Kaley as the new host of People's Choice Awards," ceremony executive producer Mark Burnett said in a statement. "She's been making people laugh on top-rated comedy series for the last decade, first with 8 Simple Rules and now with The Big Bang Theory, Thursday's #1 show. I'm looking forward to working with her on a... read more

Exclusive: Adam Arkin to Guest-Star on The Closer

Adam Arkin

Former Chicago Hope and Sons of Anarchy star Adam Arkin will guest-star on the upcoming season of The Closer, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

The Closer promotes Mary McDonnell for final season

Arkin will play Steven Hirschbaum, a Bernie Madoff-like businessman who is convicted in a massive federal fraud trial and is being sued by the former employees and investors from whom he stole. The question troubling Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick): Just how far will those angry investors go to exact their revenge?

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Is This the End for Two And A Half Men?

Charlie Sheen

Does Two and a Half Men minus Charlie Sheen equal zero?

Executives at CBS and Warner Bros. TV — who on February 24 decided to shut down production for the remainder of the season — are just beginning to sift through the carnage left in the wake of Sheen's tirades, in which the actor trashed his boss, Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, among other targets. But so far, the prognosis isn't good for TV's most-watched comedy.

Every time Sheen throws another slur at Lorre — whose given name is Charles Michael Levine, even though Sheen insists on calling him "Chaim" — the door to a ninth season ofthe show comes closer to shutting for good.... read more

October Road and Other Announced Releases

October Road

New releases announced today, January 27:

8 Simple Rules... - Season 2 will be coming out April 21

October Road - The Complete 2nd Season will be coming out May 5

Wolverine & the X-Men - Volume 1: Heroes Return Trilogy will be coming out April 21

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John Ritter's Family Loses Wrongful-death Lawsuit

Amy Yasbeck and daughter by Barry King/WireImage.com

John Ritter's family lost their wrongful-death lawsuit against the late actor's doctors on Friday, and the jury cleared the radiologist and cardiologist of negligence charges. Ritter died unexpectedly in 2003 from a torn aorta. Jurors on the case, which was worth $67 million to the Ritter family, believed that Ritter did not follow the advice of his radiologist, Dr. Matthew Lotysch, to seek the advice of a physician following a 2001 body scan. Dr. Joseph Lee, who treated Ritter the night before his death, was the other defendant in the case.The case was brought by Ritter's widow, Amy Yasbeck, and his four children. The family has collected $14 million in previous settlements regarding Ritter's death. Ritter was starring in ABC's 8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter when he died.What's your view on the ruling? Should the doctors have been found negligent, or were they unfairly accused? — Anna DimondUse our Online Video Guide to see clips of John Ritter.Related:•... read more

John Ritter's Widow Testifies at Wrongful Death Trial

Amy Yasbeck by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage.com

Amy Yasbeck sobbed through much of her testimony as she told jurors about husband John Ritter's last moments before he was wheeled into surgery for what they thought was a heart attack, but what turned out to be a shredded aorta. The AP notes that Yasbeck's words were the final testimony heard for the plaintiff's side in the $67 mil wrongful-death suit Ritter's family filed against Dr. Joseph Lee and radiologist Dr. Matthew Lotysch. Dr. Lee was the physician at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center who told the family that Ritter was in the middle of a heart attack and as such needed an angiogram. Dr. Lotysch had performed a body scan on the actor two years prior to his death and concluded that his aorta was normal. Along with Yasbeck, Ritter's first wife of 19 years, Nancy, also testified. Ritter had told her his body scan had gone well, but she then offered, "Maybe he was trying to protect me."Yasbeck's testimony concluded with her account of the unthinkable moment of having to tel... read more

Henry Winkler Testifies in John Ritter Lawsuit

Henry Winkler by Kevin Terrell/WireImage.com

Henry Winkler, longtime friend and colleague of John Ritter, testified on Wednesday at the late actor's wrongful-death trial. Winkler told the jurors that he had just spoken with Ritter shortly before he was rushed to the hospital. The AP reported Winkler's last encounter with Ritter: "'We were reminiscing,' Winkler said. 'He was sweating [and said], 'I really need to get some water.' I said, 'I really need to memorize my lines.' And he went one way and I went the other. And that was the last time I saw him."It was clear that Winkler's testimony was trying to strike an emotional chord with the jurors, as he explained Ritter's love for his work and his family. When Winkler was asked about what he thought Ritter's kids would miss most about their dad, he said, "His passion for life. His excitement for being on the Earth. Any conversation we had wrapped around his children, the pride and the love."The lawsuit for $67 million is against a radiologist who had given Ritter a body scan ear... read more

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Premiered: September 17, 2002, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Widowed mom Cate Hennessy raises three teens in this sitcom, which shifted focus in 2003 following the sudden death of its star, John Ritter, just before the start of its second season. Cate's father Jim (James Garner) joined the show and helped the family adjust to the loss.



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