But "8 Simple Rules" had some staying power, and would remain on ABC's schedule for three seasons.
The family sitcom easily adhered to a familiar formula: two parents simply attempt to keep their home civilized despite having teenage children under their roof.
with Children and for her role voicing the character Leela on the animated science-fiction series Futurama from 1999 to 20 to 2013, as well as for starring on the show 8 Simple Rules in the role of Cate Hennessy.
In the latter role, she worked with John Ritter until his death, leading to Sagal's taking over as the series lead for the remainder of the show's run.
And even when I let it out of my chest, it wasn’t love. Telling someone you love them doesn’t mean that you do.
She is best known for her role as Peggy Bundy, Al's sarcastic, lazy, bon bon-eating wife, on Married...
Sagal attended California Institute of the Arts to study singing and acting; she began her acting career in Hollywood, appearing in several made-for-TV movies between 19.
One role was as a receptionist in the Columbo installment "Candidate for Crime", which was directed by her father.
It's been seen on shows like "The Brady Bunch", "Family Ties", "Home Improvement", and of course, the ever-popular "Full House." Often, the show will try to depict one point of view: "Home Improvement" centered on paterfamilias Tim Taylor, while "Malcolm in the Middle" focused on its titular kid.
Early in the series, "8 Simple Rules" took this route as well, as the first several episodes were mainly about father Paul Hennessy's (Ritter) efforts to understand his teenaged children's behavior.