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?
Please bring back rules of engagement. Have a reunion show to see what all has happened since the birth of the baby and the new pregnancy of Jeff and Audrey and what the others are doing please we love the show then and still watch it over and over. But would love to see them all now. It would be such a hit show again. Please think about it.
Rules is one of the few comedies that my husband and I absolutely enjoy. The reruns are back now and we can’t get enough of them. Please, please bring Rules back with the full cast. I need my weekly laugh.
This was a great show, better than a lot of crap on tv. I think it should be brought back with all the original actors. The last episode did kind of leave you hangin.
How can Mom or Two Broke Girls be on when they took Rules of Engagement was taken off???????
Hands down one of the finest shows . Revealing the art of writing and acting at its best.
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
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;… Read more »
I think that they should bring back another season of Rules of Engagement so we can see what happens to Jeff and Audreys character.
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..
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.
I think CBS & Sony should get togeatherand put back Rules of Engagement and bring back the Original cast. I love the show. #Lee
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.
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.