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His family have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers. The road remains closed to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.Motorists are being advised to seek alternative routes.The third season finale was not aired for May sweeps.The finale received a 3.9/8 rating share which gave ABC a third-place finish behind NBC's Dateline (5.8/11) and CBS's Joan of Arcadia (4.9/10), which starred Ritter's son, Jason.“I am also keen to hear from anyone who was travelling along the road at the time and may have captured the incident on a dash cam.“I would like to thank motorists for their patience during the road closures, which are necessary to ensure we can fully investigate the circumstances of this collision.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at via email at [email protected] by calling 101, quoting incident number 4.Shortly afterwards, ABC officially cancelled 8 Simple Rules in May 2005.While 8 Simple Rules ratings were well above those of the surrounding TGIF shows during its third season, ABC cancelled it due to the perceived inability to sell reruns of the show into syndication (a fourth season would have given the show the 100 episodes necessary to enter daily syndication).
Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward following a fatal crash involving a teenage boy in Weymouth.
The series' creator and showrunner, Tracy Gamble, left the series for a time over creative differences prior to the third season, but he later returned as a consulting producer midway through the third season. Even before the third-season finale's airing, rumors began circulating that 8 Simple Rules was facing cancellation due to Ritter's death and poor ratings.
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.
After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the series returned to its original format.
Crew members took him to a nearby hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, where he was misdiagnosed as having a heart attack and as a result, his condition had worsened when physicians later diagnosed him with an aortic dissection, and he died that evening at the age of 54.