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CBS Cuts 'Rules of Engagement' Short

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 14th 2011 2:00PM
Rules of EngagementIs this the end of the road for 'Rules of Engagement'?

According to Deadline, CBS has cut the episode order for the long-running sitcom from 18 to 13.

'Rules' had two episode held from last season, so Season 6 will now run 15 episodes as opposed to 20.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Nerds Get Revenge on 'Rules of Engagement' With Guest Star Booger (We Mean Curtis Armstrong)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Oct 27th 2011 1:15PM
Rules of EngagementSometimes a movie or TV role is so memorable, it sticks with the actor through their entire career. Case in point: 'Revenge of the Nerds'' hygienically-challenged nerd Booger, famously played by Curtis Armstrong.

Booger (sorry, Curtis) is stopping by tonight's 'Rules of Engagement' (Thurs., Oct. 27, 8:30PM ET on CBS) playing himself -- yes, an actor named Curtis Armstrong who's often recognized as a hygienically-challenged nerd named Booger from ... oh, you get the idea.

So how does Booger come to meet the group? Turns out he shared a cab with Adam, who's a big 'Revenge of the Nerds' fan. And you know who was in 'Revenge of the Nerds'? Instant connection.

Enjoy this Booger-tastic exclusive sneak peek ...

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'Rules of Engagement' Easily Tops 'How to Be a Gentleman' Premiere Ratings

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 21st 2011 4:00PM
Rules of Engagement Season 6 Premiere RatingsNever underestimate the power of David Spade.

CBS's 'Rules of Engagement' debuted in the former timeslot of 'How to Be a Gentleman' to almost 3 million more viewers than the now-canceled freshman comedy.

The Thurs., Oct. 20 Season 6 premiere of 'Rules' was watched by 11.5 million viewers. The series premiere of 'How to Be a Gentleman' brought in about 9 million viewers. 'Gentleman' had a 2.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 'Rules' got a 3.7.

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Russell Needs a Loophole to Annul a Mistake on 'Rules of Engagement' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 21st 2011 1:15AM
'Rules of Engagement' - 'Dirty Talk'With 'How to Be a Gentleman' tanking so badly CBS yanked it from Saturdays as well, 'Rules of Engagement' (Thu., 8:30PM ET on CBS) was upgraded to the sweet post-'Big Bang' slot on Thursday nights. And just in time for the premiere. We'll see if it fares any better.

For their Season 6 premiere, we were surprised with the announcement of another engagement. Actually, it looks like Russell skipped that step altogether and married crazy cat-neighbor Liz from upstairs, who was on that cruise with him.

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CBS Moves 'How to Be a Gentleman' to Saturdays, 'Rules of Engagement' to Thursdays

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 7th 2011 7:35PM
How to be a Gentleman Canceled'How to Be a Gentleman' is on the move. CBS is shuffling its line-up, moving the freshman comedy to Saturday. 'Rules of Engagement' will now air on Thursdays at 8:30PM.

The network made the move after airing 2 episodes of 'Gentleman.' 'Rules of Engagement' joins the Thursday programming block starting Oct. 20. 'Gentleman' begins airing Saturdays on Oct. 15.

Created, written by and starring David Hornsby, 'How to Be a Gentleman' is based on the book of the same name by John Bridges. 'Entourage' veteran Kevin Dillon and '24' scene-stealer Mary Lynn Rajskub also star.

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Bianca Kajlich Talks About Her Topless Scene in '30 Minutes or Less' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Aug 1st 2011 2:45PM
Bianca Kajlich of 'Rules of Engagement' talks about her topless '30 Minutes or Less' scene on 'Access Hollywood Live'Bianca Kajlich plays a stripper named "Juicy" in the new film '30 Minutes or Less,' a role that's a tad more revealing than Jennifer on 'Rules of Engagement.' But her co-star Danny McBride helped put her at ease when they were filming the topless scene, even though they had to shoot it two different ways, said Kajlich on 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated on NBC).

"Danny McBride is such a professional," she said of filming her risque scene with the actor. "He's such a fun, great guy and he made it totally comfortable. And it was fun." Billy Bush was a little suspicious of McBride, wondering if the film was an elaborate plot to see Kajlich nude. "Suspiciously, we actually shot it two different ways, so we had to do double the takes," Kajlich said.

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CBS Announces 2011-2012 Schedule

by Jean Bentley, posted May 18th 2011 9:20AM
Person of InterestIt's CBS's turn to shake things up with its fall schedule, which the network just announced this morning.

'CSI' is finally getting the boot from its longtime Thursday night time slot in favor of the J.J. Abrams-produced 'Person of Interest,' while 'The Good Wife' is getting transferred from Tuesdays at 10PM to the highly competitive Sundays at 9PM slot.

The network's two new comedies will both get their shots after established shows, with '2 Broke Girls' airing after 'How I Met Your Mother' on Mondays and 'How to Be a Gentleman' landing post-'Big Bang Theory' on Thursdays. Interestingly, 'Rules of Engagement' is being pushed to Saturday nights.

CBS is saving the Robert De Niro-produced cop drama 'The 2-2' for mid-season (hopefully with a better name).

The full fall schedule is after the jump.

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'Rules of Engagement' Secures Season 6 Renewal: Report

by Chris Harnick, posted May 12th 2011 12:00PM
Rules of Engagement'Rules of Engagement' will return for a sixth season, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The CBS sitcom, which has never been a breakout ratings hit, reportedly received a renewal deal thanks to the uncertain future of 'Two and a Half Men.'

David Spade, Patrick Warburton, Megyn Price, Oliver Hudson Bianca Kajlich and Adhir Kalyan star in the sitcom about marriage and relationships.

'Rules' has bounced around CBS's schedule, often serving as a midseason replacement. The show has flown under the radar, never a breakout hit like 'Two and a Half Men' with its more than 20 million viewers.

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EXCLUSIVE 'Rules of Engagement' Clips (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 27th 2011 11:00AM
Fan of 'Rules of Engagement'? Well, we've got two exclusive clips of this week's brand-spankin'-new episode titled 'The Jeff Photo' (Thursday, April 28, 8:30PM ET on CBS).



This one seems to be all about image, with Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich) and Adam (Oliver Hudson) getting professional photos taken, and Jeff (Patrick Warburton) obsessing over his looks after seeing himself in an old photograph.

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Timmy Translates Russell's Date on 'Rules of Engagement' From Beginning to Awkward Ending (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 11th 2011 1:35AM
'Rules of Engagement' - 'Anniversary Chicken'There's been a whole industry created on the inability of men and women to communicate. Russell didn't have the problem of being from different planets than his date on 'Rules of Engagement' (Thu., 8:30PM on CBS). It was only different countries. That's not much of a barrier when you aren't looking for much of a commitment.

All he needed to do was corral Timmy into joining him on the date as a translator and they'll be set. What could go wrong?

Well, first you might want to feed your translator. So you can avoid comments like, "I hope she can hear me over the sound of my stomach eating its own lining."

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How Will Charlie Sheen's Firing Affect the Other CBS Sitcoms?

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 8th 2011 4:00PM
'The Big Bang Theory'Even before CBS and Warner Brothers lowered the boom on Charlie Sheen yesterday, firing him from 'Two and a Half Men,' the Eye network was already showing evidence that they were planning Life After Sheen.

The two-season renewal of 'How I Met Your Mother,' announced hours before the Sheen firing, was the first sign that CBS might be scrambling to ensure its comedy lineup can go on without 'Men' -- or at least 'Men' as we've known it for eight seasons -- on the schedule. According to Deadline, the per-episode licensing fee CBS is paying to Fox is $3.3 million, a healthy raise from their last deal and quite a price to pay for a show that's already passed its 100th episode.

But with the future of 'Men' uncertain, this may not be the first CBS sitcom that benefits from this whole Sheen mess. A look at who stands to gain and why after the jump.

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David Spade Fears Competing With 'American Idol' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 24th 2011 1:30PM
David Spade Fears Competing With 'American Idol'David Spade discusses the move of his sitcom 'Rules of Engagement' from Monday to Thursday on 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS). In particular, he seems uneasy going up against the 'American Idol' juggernaut on the same night.

"Thursday was good until I heard about stupid 'American Idol' and that's on against us. So, I was nervous," Spade said.

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Oliver Hudson Talks About Fame and Family on 'The Talk' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 22nd 2011 5:45PM
Oliver Hudson on 'The Talk'Audiences mostly know Oliver Hudson from the sitcom 'Rules of Engagement,' but his kids still know him simply as Dad. Hudson can sympathize with having famous parents. He told the panel on 'The Talk' (syndicated on CBS) today about an experience when he was a kid with his mother, Goldie Hawn, on the set of the movie 'Protocol.'

Hudson would have been about 7 or 8 when the 1984 film, was being shot (though he said he thought he was about 11). He said he remembers getting a startling surprise when he found a woman who he thought was his mother. "I grab her leg to tell her something, and she turns around, and it's her stand-in," he said.

That moment, he said, was seared into his memory, and it was "like a horror film" when the woman turned around. Could have been worse. She could have been filming 'Death Becomes Her.'

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Casting Roundup: 'Rules of Engagement' Books Sara Rue and Joan Collins, Robert Patrick Heads to 'Big Love' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 6th 2010 4:00PM
Sara RueSara Rue is heading back to TV -- aside from those Jenny Craig commercials, that is.

The 'Less Than Perfect' and 'Popular' star has booked a recurring role on 'Rules of Engagement' as Brenda, the surrogate mother for Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price).

Deadline Hollywood also reports that 'Dynasty' veteran Joan Collins will pop up this November as Bunny, Russell's (David Spade) mom.

In other casting news ...

Mary Lynn Rajskub is heading to 'Modern Family.' Rajskub will play Mitchell's ex-girlfriend from his closeted days. [TV Guide]

Robert Patrick has been tapped to join HBO's 'Big Love.' Patrick will play Bud Mayberry, the leader of a fringe polygamist group. [Ausiello Files]

'Sopranos' star Drea de Matteo will play Will Arnett's stepmother on 'Running Wilde.' Look for the actress to pop up as Didi next month. The role is potentially recurring. [Ausiello Files]

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'Rules of Engagement' -- Sex With the Surrogate (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 20th 2010 11:45PM
'Rules of Engagement' -- Sex With the SurrogateHaving a baby can be harder than it looks. Or at least, the process can be difficult in sitcoms and comedies that focus on how hard it is to have a baby. For instance, there's 'Rules of Engagement' (Mon., 8:30PM ET on CBS). The show began its fifth season tonight, and Jeff and Audrey Bingham (played by Patrick Warburton and Megyn Price) are attempting to have a kid of their own. They're looking into adoption, fertility treatments, and finding a surrogate mother.

Pam (guest star Jaime Pressly) is the couple's first choice as their potential surrogate. But that's before she runs into Russell (David Spade, playing the traditional "David Spade as a horny jerk" character). Russell tries to seduce Pam as soon as she leaves the Binghams' apartment. Not good.

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