It was loosely based on humor columnist W. Bruce Cameron's self-improvement book of the same name. The show starred John Ritter until his death on September 11, Katey Sagal took over the show's starring position for the rest of the series's run.
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Goodbye Part 1: Unexpectedly, Cate Henessy gets a call telling her that her husband has passed away while shopping. The family deal with the loss of their husband and father. Rory won't reveal who beat him up. CJ fails to get him painkillers. The girls get fake IDs; and Bridget gives their number to a cop. They fear Cate answers his call. CJ fears the pharmacy calls.
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Imagine if "Three's Company" swinger Jack Tripper chilled out and started a family, and you get the idea of this Tuesday nighter, which safely and softly kicks off the net's new comedy block. By Michael Speier. Unoriginal but brisk and occasionally poignant, its biggest selling point is Ritter himself, who can still turn minor problems into charm points via stammers and double takes. From negotiating punishment with his daughters to ganging up on them with his son, its leading man uses some heavy-duty sarcasm while navigating the choppy waters of parenthood. Bridget Kaley Cuoco is the blonde airhead, a knockout who wears thongs to school and thinks she can get away with anything.