2-15 24 Feb 04 Opposites Attract: Night of the Locust 44. Any sales or other uses of this document are expressly forbidden, without the specific consent of the author(s). Contact Us: To correct episode titles click through the episode and submit corrections via the specific list provider. Disclaimer: We have no connection with the show or the network. 3-24 15 Apr 05 Ditch Day The home sites for this guide are for show info and for episode details.Gamble was replaced by Judd Pillot and John Peaslee, who had performed the same role in the final season of Spade's sitcom, Just Shoot Me! The Friday night "death slot" ratings took their toll on 8 Simple Rules.
Shortly afterwards, ABC officially cancelled 8 Simple Rules in 2005.The show returned two months after Ritter's death, with a one-hour episode, "Goodbye", which was turned into a tribute to Ritter's character.Subsequent episodes dealt with the family's reaction to his death and them moving on from it. The show premiered on January 31, 1999 and originally ended on February 14, 2002.After the overwhelming success of DVD sales and cable ratings on Adult Swim, FOX decided to revive the program, and it began airing again on May 1, 2005.