The next few episodes deal with his loss and how the Hennessy family moves on. Bridget was supposed to be in charge of the Ditch Day prank, in which she was to steal a rival school’s goat mascot.Cate’s father, Jim Egan (James Garner), moves in to help and Cate’s very immature nephew, C. (David Spade), moves in for additional comedy relief. There was initially a great deal of curiosity about how the death of Ritter would impact the show. She asks Rory to do it instead and Kerry, tired of being a “goodie two-shoes,” wants to be part of it. Cate comes home soonafter and she’s not happy about the four-legged houseguest either.In several episodes, characters drink "Safeway Select" colas. I started to watch this show even if the background laughing did annoy me.The Safeway Brands are only available in Safeway Company Stores in the Western US and Canada, in and around the Chicagoland area and at some select convenience stores in the Eastern US. No Safeway Company Stores exist in or around Detroit. I honestly couldn't believe I just watched a sitcom.Bruce Cameron, this sitcom revolves around the Hennessys, a typical middle class family living in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan.Sportswriter and father Paul Hennessy (John Ritter) feels guilty about missing out on his children’s’ early years.This sweet sitcom also features one of the first main roles of super famous Kaley Cuoco, known today for her role in The Big Bang Theory. This sweet sitcom also features one of the first main roles of super famous Kaley Cuoco, known today for her role in The Big Bang Theory.
(which co-stars Ritter’s son Jason), the show averaged just 6.8 million and fell to 94th for the season. promise that they won’t tell the kids, just in case it doesn’t turn out to be serious. Rory and Kerry enter and ask to borrow the mini-van (to steal the goat). The two steal the mascot and hide it upstairs in their house, where it eats Cate’s green sweater and stinks up the place. Surprisingly, they’re all okay with it and Cate feels much better. Then, Ed calls and tells her that he’s been offered a great position as a headmaster of a school in New York. She moves the phone call upstairs while the rest of the family are left to wonder what’s going on.
Production had already wrapped when the show was cancelled in May so the last episode ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. figures out that Cate may be rekindling her relationship with Principal Ed Gibb (Adam Arkin) who is currently away at a conference.
The last episode aired on April 15, 2005 and is titled “Ditch Day.” Here are the details…
Widowed mom Cate Hennessy raises three teens in this sitcom, which shifted focus in 2003 following the sudden death of its star, John Ritter, just before the start of its second season.
Cate's father Jim (James Garner) joined the show and helped the family adjust to the loss.