'Rules of Engagement' Canceled by CBS After Seven Seasons

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May 10th, 2013

The Last of the Red Hat Lovers

Rules of Engagement has been Canceled by CBS after seven seasons

  • Rocky_

    Love how This show was on for 7 seasons, and now its getting cancelled after ne bad season. CBS REALLY!

  • BrieK

    You know what? NBC should pick this show up.

  • jay_s

    Looks like the season finale will wrap up everything so I’m happy to see it end.

  • Snappyjo

    One of the best shows on tv, so it had to go. And that dumb unfunny how I met your mother stays, what a joke.

  • bob


  • David Howell

    Rules did a heck of a job as spackle. But CBS no longer need it because a) they’ve got the best comedy pilot slate they’ve had in memory; b) they’ve got an even better piece of spackle now, TBBT reruns!

    They’ll expand to four hours this year and then just not replace HIMYM and Men (assuming that the cast finally all give up on that at once rather than one at a time) to go back to three.

    100 episodes for a show that spent half of its life as second choice is some run. Here’s to the great reliever.

  • David Howell


    This has been a pet idea of mine for most of the season. But does this type of broad, dudey multicam work alongside NBC’s hipster singlecams? It’d be too off-brand. Mind you, NBC could do with abandoning the brand…

    It could work as a lead-in for Last Man Standing in the ABC TGIF block though.

  • Dan

    CBS probably will create that 2 hour block. They have 5 already returning shows, my guess is this

    8:00 How I Met Your Mother
    8:30 Mom
    9:00 2 Broke Girls
    9:30 Mike & Molly
    10:00 Elementary

    8:00 The Big Bang Theory
    8:30 The Millers
    9:00 Two and a Half Men
    9:30 Crazy Ones
    10:00 Person of Interest

    We Are Men will probably replace a failed fall comedy or its possible that one of the Thursday comedies I mentioned will be the midseason show and We Are Men and the other show will air fall. I’m confident that Mom will definitely air in the fall and likely get a full season.

  • Dan

    @David Howell – Exactly, my guess is that if they expand comedy and schedule 3 comedies for fall 2 will likely get full seasons and the other one will be cancelled and replaced by repeats until Spring where the last comedy will premiere.

    Since How I Met Your Mother and most likely Two and a Half Men are done after next season, I expect the comedy expansion to only last 1 season as CBS needs to experiment with as much comedy as possible.

  • josh2770

    yeah you tell them peter ivanov:)

  • josh2770


  • Boo Boo

    Great show, we all enjoyed it. Sorry CBS blew this one

  • Ashley

    Finally, this show bored me after season 1. Their characters were so limited and stereotyped that it became ridiculous to watch. And it was dragging Monday down.

  • animal

    why? it was the only reason to watch CBS, the rest of the shows are boring ha

  • Mike F

    This great comedy is canceled, yet rated higher than 6 lower-rated shows that were renewed. They should have left it following Two and a half Men. Brilliant CBS!

  • Eva Slade

    The sad part is that these shows will be replaced by equal crap.
    There is no originality in TV anymore, that’s why reality shows are popping up at an alarming rate.

    When the laugh track is the funniest and most annoying part of the show, then you know the show is doomed.

  • TV Viewer

    A good, schedule spackle, program, that was there for CBS after they cancelled Rob and Partners, comes to an end because it’s time to bring down the curtain. It will probably be the highest rated show from any network to be cancelled, but, it’s time for Rules of Engagement to have closure.

    Thanks for many years of laughs. Good luck to the cast, which I am sure will find work doing something else.

  • @Laina

    CBS tossed Rules around from one night to another and one season to another during the entire course of its run and it was so hard to keep up with when it was airing from season to season. If they had been consistent with it I think it would’ve done better ratings wise because I do think it was a funny show (better than 2 and Half Men and that’s still around). I’m glad it’s getting a proper ending though.

  • roly


  • Chris

    I’m disappointed. I think it could have been a hit if they’d given it a consistent time slot and aired it for entire seasons (instead of always using it as a mid-season replacement.

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