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Rules of Engagement: Is the Sitcom Finally Ending?

rules of engagement ending?It’s looked like Rules of Engagement would be cancelled several times over the years but CBS has always ended up bringing it back. This time, it may be that the show doesn’t return by mutual decision.

It was recently reported that David Spade had been signed to star in a new ABC pilot, Bad Management. Last month, Patrick Warburton was set to produce and star in a new sitcom pilot for CBS, Jacked Up.

Typically, these roles would be in second position to their parts in Rules but the five stars’ contracts have all expired. Sony TV would have to renegotiate with the original cast for them to return to their roles and that seems highly unlikely to happen.

Members of the cast and crew have made it no secret that they haven’t appreciated their show being yanked around the schedule and used to fill in when another sitcom failed. Warburton and Spade have both said they expected the show to end this year.

In addition, the show’s ratings have been hitting some all-time lows this season and, a couple months ago, CBS cancelled Partners for hitting similar numbers. That’s hardly incentive for the network to want to negotiate for new deals.

Stranger things have happened but it looks pretty certain that we won’t be seeing an eighth season of Rules of Engagement.

But, what do you think? Is it time for the sitcom to end or would you like to see it continue? Should Sony and CBS make an expensive deal for another season? Would it be okay if only some of the cast returned?

 

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Vickey February 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Rules is one of the most hilarious shows on TV. Survivor has worn out it’s welcome with all the liars and cheaters if you are looking for a time slot. We watch it in syndication for an hour every night, but would love to see you continue it with new episodes. What happens with Audrey, Jeff, and the new Baby? Did Jenn and Adam every get married? And OMG, what happens with Russell and Timmy? You can’t leave us hanging . . . bring them al back

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victoria January 6, 2014 at 1:01 am

Why on earth would CBS take off a sit-com with such excellent cast, characters and writers and leave the garbage of reality tv? Video killed the radio star, why let reality tv kill the sit-com? I realize the talent is infinitely cheaper but so is the quality of the show. For as long as I can remember, CBS has never been known as the heavy hitter but why not build on what works. You can’t blame the sit-com for ratings when you change the time slot multiple times. Play on your strengths, great actors, great writers and incredible comedic chemistry; not your mind numbing weakness’ associated with reality tv, where most of the entertainment has long exceeded their 15 minutes…
Shame on you CBS for selling out your sit-coms and your intelligent viewing audience.
You did leave the finale open ended, and allow yourself a way back in.
Here’s hoping you’re feeling the void in your schedule much like we are feeling the void left in ours….

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Graham Higgins December 21, 2013 at 1:40 am

I think that they should bring back another season of Rules of Engagement so we can see what happens to Jeff and Audreys character.

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RoRo November 30, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Loved watching all seven seasons on Netflix. Shame it never had its own time slot. There wasn’t one episode that I didn’t laugh out loud. I’d love to see this continued..

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JD October 17, 2013 at 5:40 pm

I watched all the seasons in Netflix and loved all the episodes. Too bad the upstair guys decided to pull the plug. Miss the cast they were all wonderful.

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Lee Atherton August 4, 2013 at 8:38 am

I think CBS & Sony should get togeatherand put back Rules of Engagement and bring back the Original cast. I love the show. #Lee

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Mary B May 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

They should leave Rules of Engagement on the air and take off some of these realty shows. This show is funny and fun. I am really sorry to see it go.

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Charles May 21, 2013 at 12:31 am

Rules of engagement is an awesome show. Best comedy show on tv. I love this show just as much as the great king of queens. They should canx two broke girls, it is a terrible show.

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