My wild daughters

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Television series
German title My wild daughters
Original title 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter
8 Simple Rules
Country of production United States
original language English
Year (s) 2002-2005
length 22 minutes
Episodes 76 in 3 seasons ( list )
genre Sitcom , family series
idea Tracy Gamble
music Dan Foliart
John Adair
Steve Hampton
First broadcast September 17th, 2002 on ABC
first broadcast
January 23, 2004 on Disney Channel

My Wild Daughters is an American sitcom that aired on ABC from 2002 to 2005 . It is based on the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter by W. Bruce Cameron . It was first broadcast in German-speaking countries in 2004 on the pay-TV station Disney Channel , shortly afterwards it was broadcast for free in Germany on ProSieben and in Austria on ORF 1 . It was also broadcast on Kabel eins and in Switzerland on 3+ .


My Wild Daughters is a sitcom about a married couple with three children who live in suburban Detroit, Michigan. The father Paul Hennessy started out as a sports journalist but later moved to a different department. Since his wife Cate wants to resume her job as a nurse, he plays an active role in raising his children and has to move his work home. But soon he is overwhelmed with the responsibility of raising his two wild teenage daughters. So he's writing a new column about it and giving other parents tips to avoid his mistakes.

After lead actor John Ritter died of an aortic dissection during filming , the series then (from episode 4 of the second season) also revolved around the processing of the father's sudden death by the relatives. For the first time, the grandfather and nephew CJ appeared in the series. The two new characters then became an integral part of the series.


role actor Voice actor Period
Paul Hennessy John Knight Stefan Gossler 2002–2003 to episode 2.3
Cate Hennessy Katey Sagal Traudel Haas 2002-2005
Bridget Hennessy Kaley Cuoco Sonja Spuhl 2002-2005
Kerry Hennessy Amy Davidson Julia Meynen 2002-2005
Rory Hennessy Martin Spanjers Till Völger 2002-2005
Jim Egan James Garner Claus Biederstaedt 2003-2005 from episode 2.4
CJ Barnes David Spade Dietmar miracle 2003-2005 from episode 2.10

Episode overview


  • 2003
    • ASCAP Award
    • Genesis Awards
      • Television - Comedy Series category for Deer God.
    • People's Choice Award
      • Category " Favorite Television New Comedy Series "
    • Teen Choice Award
      • Choice TV Breakout Show
      • Choice TV Breakout Star - Female for Kaley Cuoco
  • 2004
    • Emmy
      • " Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series " category for Bruce L. Finn for the episode "Goodbye".
    • Young Artist Award
      • Category " Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actor " for Martin Spanjers
  • 2005
    • Genesis Awards
      • Sid Caesar Comedy Award for the episode "Finale - Part Deux".
    • Prism Award
      • Category " Performance in a Comedy Series " for Katey Sagal

In addition, Kaley Cuoco and Martin Spanjers were nominated for the Young Artist Award in various categories in 2003 (and 2004).

Cameo appearances

In the episode Wilde Zeiten (OT: Old flame ), Katey Sagal (Cate Hennessy ) meets her former series colleague Ed O'Neill alias Al Bundy from A Terribly Nice Family as her childhood sweetheart.

As a result, Jack of Hearts with two women (OT: Come and knock on our door ), John Ritter dreams of returning to his successful series of the same name . In his dream, however, he plays the role of the weird landlord, Mr. Roper, while his daughters take on the roles of roommates and Kyle - his daughter Bridget's friend - slips into the role of the apparently gay roommate. At the end of the episode, Paul dreams again and wakes up in his bed next to Don Knotts , who in Jack of Hearts and two women as Mr. Furley had taken over the property management from Mr. Roper.

The neighbor Fred Doyle plays John Ratzenberger , who played the Cliff Clavin in Cheers , for several episodes . His wife, Mary Ellen , is played by Shelley Long , who Cliff despised in Cheers for serving Diane Chambers .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ↑ Broadcast dates on
  2. Original on
  3. My wild daughters. In: German dubbing file , accessed on March 2, 2017 .