In the immediate aftermath of John Ritter's death, it was hard to take issue with ABC's decisions, since execs were thrust into an untenable situation. Predictably, if morbidly, Tuesday's one-hour return episode drew a vast audience, bolstering ABC's sweeps bottom line. And now, one suspects, the show will pretty quickly fade. By Brian Lowry.
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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. His first task is to talk his girls off the ledge when it comes to the prom. With Children.
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He wants to take a more active role in the lives of his children so, when his wife Cate Katey Sagal returns to work full-time, he decides to stay home to take care of the kids. The show was a moderate success, ranked 43rd for its first season on the air, and was renewed with an average of As you may recall, Ritter died unexpectedly after completion of the third episode of season two.