Rules of Engagement: Cancelled, No Season Eight

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT renewedThe venerable sitcom has been cancelled after seven seasons on the air. No season eight for Rules of Engagement.

The cancellation doesn’t come as a surprise. The ratings have been down this year and a couple of the actors had been cast in other projects. If CBS and the studio wanted to bring it back for year eight, they’d have to renegotiate contracts which wouldn’t have been cheap.

The series finale, which will also be the 100th episode, airs on Monday, May 20th.

What do you think? Are you sorry that Rules has been cancelled or is the timing right?

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  1. Cissy says

    So disappointed. The show has provided me and my husband with so many awesome lines that we quote to each other. It’s like losing friends. Hope all the actors find better shows and they better give them a good send off!!’

  2. Linda says

    Shoot…I love these people…even the skivy David Spade character…you mean we’re not even going to see the arrival of the surrogate baby??? Why does everything have to be stupid reality shows…this was great…hope to see all the actors in something else soon!

    • Dan says

      @Linda and everyone else concerned. (Spoiler alert)

      The final episode of the season and the series titled 100th, wraps up the series nicely. Apparently the producers figured that the show was ending (especially with the cast moving on to other projects) So the finale will feature the arrival of Jeff and Audrey’s baby, Adam and Jen’s long awaited wedding as well as the reconciliation of Timmy and Russell.

      In other words, Rules of Engagement will get a proper series finale.

  3. frances smih says

    rules of engagement was best show on tv next to big bang theory.I will really,really,really miss it.soooooofunnyand cleaver

  4. Mastermind says

    I will miss this show. I liked when they added Timmy as a regular. Spade treated him like Sh*t but he kept it together.

  5. says

    This really stinks; television has so few shows that catch our interest anymore. We are always watching reruns of Frasier, or even the sixties and seventies sitcoms in order to have something funny to watch. Must have seen every episode of MASH several times. ‘Rules’ had great characters and actors, and I am going to miss it very much. I agree Jeff brought a lot of funny to the show, but so did David Spade, Timmy, Adam, and Jennifer. Bronx raspberries to the networks!

  6. Frank says

    Rules of Engagement is one of the funniest shows on TV. Between Putty, David Spade and his assistant – it was as clever as anything “network tv” has these days. Oh well, they just keep pushing me back to cable — History channel is brilliant. Vikings was one of the best shows of the year. Ragnar character was one of the best in recent history. This or the Bible series or Counting Cars or Pawn Stars, etc. all great shows. Even TruTV – with Hardcore Pawn has grown on me and Lizard Lick Towing his hilariously “fun” entertainment.

    Instead all we get from network is CSI: whatever city … just keep churning out the same old junk. Oh well… their days are numbered. With all these cable networks really stepping up their game and IPTV gaining traction….

  7. Rhonda says

    I love Patrick Warburton on this show. He made it funny. Why do they always have to cancel the funny good shows.

  8. john says

    I agree with Flow great show wasted, this why I watch very little regular tv.The clowns running the networks are morons and don’t know a well written and well acted show.A real shame

  9. Craig says

    I still liked the show, but I never liked Adam as an idiot. He was much funnier the first couple of seasons.

  10. says

    While I am sorry to see it go, I think the timing is good. It would be hard to imagine Jeff & Audrey as parents or Adam & Jen as a married couple after all this time. I really don’t think CBS gave this show a fair shot though when they kept turning it in to a mid-season replacement, they did that to King of Queens too and killed it. The networks need to go back to the old way, everything started in the fall, no re-runs until the full season was over with. TV sucks anymore!

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