His only solace his is 13-year-old son whom he still manages to understand.
John Ritter stars as Paul Hennessy, a loving, rational dad who can't quite figure out how his sweet little daughters morphed into hormonally-challenged, incomprehensible teenagers.
In fact, Paul is the man Jack Tripper might have grown up to be, had failed contract negotiations and a revolving door for blondes not driven Three's Company to an early grave.
In ABC's new comedy, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter, Ritter plays Paul Hennessy, a columnist who's forced to take on more responsibility at home when his wife, Cate (Married With Children's Katey Sagal, looking great sans her Peg Bundy bouffant 'do), goes back to work." 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" is based on the best-selling book, 8 Simple Rules For Dating My Teenage Daughter, by W.Bruce Cameron, the director, a father is blind-sided when his two sweet little girls turn into teenagers with hormones raging and a logic all their own.The first two episodes of the series are concrete proof that Ritter's still got it, that intangible and inexplicable ability to elicit gut-busting laughter with a twitch of an eye.But his character is too familiar, his context too trite.Rule Three: I am aware that it is considered fashionable for boys your age to wear their trousers so loosely that they appear to be falling off their hips.