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Rules of Engagement: Renewed for Season Seven

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT renewedThe wait is over. CBS has renewed Rules of Engagement for a seventh season of 13 episodes. A representative for the network tweeted, “This Just In: new episodes of #RulesofEngagement have been ordered for midseason on #CBS”

Rules follows two couples and their single friend as they deal with the complications of dating, commitment, and marriage. Jeff and Audrey Bingham (Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price) are a long-married couple, Adam Rhodes (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer Morgan (Bianca Kajlich) are engaged sweethearts, and Russell Dunbar (David Spade) is their shallow single friend. Tamir “Timmy” Patel (Adhir Kalyan) is Russell’s long-suffering assistant.

The venerable sitcom has been a solid utility player for CBS and has been shuffled around the schedule several times since 2007.

Last May, Rules was renewed for season six and it was announced that it would be moving to Saturday nights, the first time in several years that an original sitcom had aired on CBS on that night. There was speculation that the network made a discounted deal with Sony Pictures TV so that the studio would have additional episodes of Rules for syndication.

Following the quick cancellation of How to Be a Gentleman, CBS returned Rules to Thursday nights.

Despite the fact that it was performing well, CBS later opted not to order a full season of Rules. The 13 episodes of season six were combined with three leftover episodes from season five.

The cast and crew were given the news shortly before the last two episodes were filmed. According to our source, those who worked on the show were quite upset and believed that the show was indeed finished.

CBS put Rules on hiatus to introduce another new sitcom, ¡ROB!, but that one didn’t perform any better. CBS cancelled ¡ROB! last week.

When Rules wasn’t on CBS’ 2012-13 schedule, things didn’t look good for the venerable sitcom. However, discussions between CBS and Sony were reportedly still ongoing. Both sides seemingly wanted to make the renewal happen.

CBS has now renewed Rules for a seventh season of 13 episodes. They’ll kick off mid-season and this order will bring the show’s episode total to an even 100 installments.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Rules of Engagement has been renewed or do you think it’s time to cancel it? Should this be the final season?

 

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Glenn Batstone September 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

ROE is possibly one of the best sitcoms around today. It is one of the few shows that actually pulls me away from HBO.

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Russell September 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

This is one of the best shows with an original theme – unlike CIS everything or reality ho hum….. Keep it on!!!!

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Catherine Rickert September 2, 2012 at 7:25 am

Tdonhis is the best show on the air today. The chemistry between the players is great. Why don’t you give this show a regular time slot?ay It’s certainly better than most of the junk on T.V.

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Theresa August 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Absolutely love Rules of Engagement…….would hate to miss the birth of Audrey’s baby :

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Neil July 4, 2012 at 8:08 am

Roe is great. I wish the seasons were full length and not the abbreviated 13 episodes.

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Alex May 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

ROE is one of my favourite sitcoms. It is always a guaranteed laugh and the characters all work well.

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Pai; May 27, 2012 at 7:22 am

ROE is definitely one of the better shows the CBS has..been watchin it ever since it’s pilot..only fair that they let them continue..till Season 10 perhaps?

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Craig May 23, 2012 at 9:21 am

CBS should just accept that people watch and enjoy the show, and they should stop playing around with it. Just put it in the starting rotation.

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Bethany May 23, 2012 at 1:42 am

This show has been great from the get go. But since nobody could count on when to watch it, I think the ratings dropped off. Maybe now that the show has gained an audience, they can realize that the show deserves to stay on the air for a while longer, and MAYBE they can even keep it in the same timeslot for more than a few weeks at a hit???

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Julie May 25, 2012 at 9:53 am

I agree with you. This show might really have a better chance if people could count on it and the time. The thing that helps us is that we have it set in the DVR to tape all new episodes so they tape without us looking for them. I have been surprised quite a few times, seeing an episode show up in the list when I didn’t know one was being shown. It’s frustrating for fans.

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Julie May 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

I am thrilled that this show is coming back!! My husband and I have enjoyed it from the beginning and think the characters play well of each other. There are many other new shows that are for the 20-something group, I am glad they decided to keep it for us a little older ones who are important, too. (at least I think that might be the ones this appeals to??) My guess, just a guess, is that because they made it 100 shows, and now it is eligible for sydication, this will be the last we will see of it, except for reruns. At least we will see Audrey with a little baby, ya think??

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Jim May 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

Rules is a GREAT show, I don’t miss it.. Warburton is awesome.

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Chuck May 22, 2012 at 8:57 am

Hmmmm 100 shows. Can anyone spell syndication? Still…this show is always good for a few laughs. Congrats to the Rules crew and, if you can get Vegas odds, bet the house on episode 100 being the last.

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Barry Critchley May 22, 2012 at 7:44 am

Great news, best show on tv and should be renewed ahead of all other shows

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ND Mitchell May 22, 2012 at 7:32 am

I like Rules and am glad to return next year in midseason. They should just treat Rules as a midseason TV show permanently.

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thomas daly May 22, 2012 at 3:00 am

y no full season cbs i bet this will be upgraded you know they moved rules twic for two new sitcoms and guess what they failed so stop treating rules like crap

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