'Rules Of Engagement' Renewed For A Seventh Season, Will Return Mid-Season 2012-13

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May 21st, 2012

Rules of Engagement has been renewed by CBS for a 13 episode seventh season, and will return in mid-season 2012-13.

Whatever heart palpitations were caused for fans when it was nowhere to be found on the CBS 2012-13 schedule announced last week can now be calmed.

  • Dan

    And CBS rarely announces final seasons they did do it with The King of Queens and Medium but other shows like Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, The Unit, Cold Case, Without a Trace and most recently CSI Miami have ended without proper finales because CBS never says a show is canceled until the last minute. Ironically CSI NY got two finales May 2011 and May 2012 and is still on the air.

  • Tiger Williams

    Not a surprise it returned, Sony is doing a great job keeping their shows on the air by reducing those license fees.

  • Jason


    CBS doesn’t own ROE for syndication, Sony does. And Sony has a history of dragging middling performers (relative to its network or in general) to syndication and beyond.

  • Cath

    All they need to do is put it as in some previous years…as a filler instead of repeats. Love the show.

  • TV Gord

    The final ignominy would be for Sony to sentence Dan Harmon to be its showrunner.

  • Rebecca

    Cool. With 13 episodes coming MAYBE the surrogate mom will have time to give birth to Jeff and Audrey’s baby girl. She was around 5 months along during the season finale’s baby shower. And maybe Adam and Jenn can finally get married or at least elope.

  • Bumfuzzled

    Most excellent. Dump Spade.

  • Hugh

    As I predicted many months ago, this will take it to 100 eps

  • susan duffy

    So happy to see ROE is returning, the last episode of season six was so funny, couldn’t stop laughing!! Looking forward to season 7.

  • TVDude


    It’s true that Sony is the distributor, but CBS will still get money as a co-producer. So there was financial gain for CBS as well, it’s just Sony will get the bulk of it.

  • DenverDean

    Talk about 100 the hard way! 7, 15, 13, 13, 24 (!), 15, 13. Bizarre.

  • Survivor Fan

    Can it get an eighth season?

  • KJ Styles

    Rules will timeshare with either Partners or Friend Me, probably the latter.

  • Networkman

    This final season should be exciting. The creators will finally get the chance to complete the story they wanted to tell with these characters. So, hopefully the show goes out with a bang. It sounds as if the episode order of 13 is set in stone. Since CBS really didn’t have a great pilot season when it comes to comedies, I was wishing they would of gave Rules of Engagement a full order for its final season. Partners look horrible and the Friend Me doesn’t sound any better.

  • ron

    Rules has 7 seasons¿? ehre in venezuela i think they are airing the first ones¿? OMG i thoth this was a new show

  • steve

    Thank you CBS!

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  • Fourat

    I think the 7th will be the last

  • Mikey


  • Ben

    I knew it, as did Almost everyone else. If CBS was going to cancel it, they would have announced it sooner; “Just like CSI: Miami, NYC 22, Rob, and Unforgettable”. I am glad they renewed it, but, the network that renewed 15 shows in March, should not have waited so long to sign up Rules of Engagement. Unfortunatly, some new half hour program will probably bomb, and Rules of Engagement will have to fill it’s time slot (“schedule spackle”), so just give the people associated with the show the respect they deserve. They played lifeguard for CBS for quite a while now, and they deserve better.

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