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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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Shan December 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

What? Rules not funny? What does CBS stand for.? C.ant B.e S.erious? They really think those other shows are funny


Andy Jimenez December 21, 2012 at 2:12 am

Funny show! Why would they want to get rid of it! I can’t get enough!


R. Leon November 17, 2012 at 12:11 am

This is one of the best comedies on TV. I can not wait until the new season arrives. Please let us all know when the expected date of the new season 7 is to air.


Brenda.s November 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm

Yes thats great missed that show and.russell


Tim November 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I love Rules of Engagement and never miss it.


wilson November 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Please, please, keep renewing this show!! I just found this show in the last couple of years and I am addicted to watching all the reruns. I love the cast and everything about the show–very funny, but also relatable. I am trying to collect all seasons on DVD now. This is the best comedy out there and the Big Bang Theory comes in second to me.


gina November 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

My husband and I love both David Spade and Patrick W … Been looking for it for over a year . So GLAD to hear we will have 13 more shows !


Mary October 13, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Yes….. Love this show!!!


Angie October 13, 2012 at 2:20 pm

One of the funniest shows I’ve seen in along time. I will be REALLY upset if it ever gets canceled.


Russel Spade October 7, 2012 at 4:59 am

so glad of course I will have to wait forever to see it England but something to look foward to


cher far October 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm

love the show. very funny! glad its coming back.


Paula September 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

So glad to hear this funny, funny show has indeed been renewed! I wish it was for the full season!


Douglas Cain September 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

It is a wonderful series and should certainly be given a full season. At 7:30 on Mondays, I will be turning off CBS and reading a good book. M&M, Partners, and 2 Broke Girls are just too lame to watch


donna fox September 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

this is one of the funniest shows i’ve seen,alot funnier than these shows that people think are funny,but are not. cbs should renew it for a full season.


Dave G. September 19, 2012 at 7:40 am

The absolute FUNNIEST show on TV! Why would they even THINK of cancelling it!
And keep it on for FULL seasons, not these abbreviated HALF seasons!


donna fox September 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

i agree.


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