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DVD Release: Rules of Engagement Season 5

30 December 2011 8:55 AM, PST | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 7, 2012

Price: DVD $38.99

Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

The fifth season of sitcom Rules of Engagement is available on DVD through manufacturing-on-demand. In other words, discs are burned and packaged as orders are made.

The CBS comedy TV show stars Patrick Warburton (Hoodwinked Too! Hood v. Evil) and David Spade (Grown-Ups) in a group of two couples and a single friend dealing with dating, commitment and marriage.

Among the mishaps in the fifth season are: Jeff (Warburton) trying to stop Russell (Spade) from sleeping with his surrogate, Russell sending a lewd email to a co-worker, Timmy (Adhir Kalyan, No Strings Attached) getting frustrated when his girlfriend cuts him off, Audrey (Megyn Price, TV’s American Dad) starting a cookie business, and Adam (Oliver Hudson, The Breed) and Jennifer (Biana Kajlich, 30 Minutes or Less) getting high after they find some pot.

All 24 episodes from the season are in the three-disc set, »

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Sara Rue developing comedy with the CW

5 December 2011 11:53 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Shedding for the Wedding might have been a bust, but the CW is putting their weight behind Sara Rue once again, but this time in the realm of scripted TV.

The network confirms to EW that the former Less Than Perfect star is developing multi-camera comedy with the CW, in which Rue will star as Lucy, a young woman who decides to marry her female best friend in order to circumvent her co-ops rules against roommates. Rue will also co-executive produce the project alongside Alan David, her longtime manager. Whether we see Rue’s comedy on the small screen will »

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Sara Rue to play a pretend lesbian in "Poseurs"

5 December 2011 9:14 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Sara Rue plays a lesbian on Rules of Engagement, but on her new CW show, Poseurs, she's going to play a straight girl pretending to be a lesbian. The actress has written a half-hour comedy for the network which The Hollywood Reporter says follows Lucy (Rue) "a young woman whose life is upended when her fiancee moves out and her fresh-from-rehab collegiate best friend Alexandra moves in. In order to maintain her swanky New York co-op, which doesn't technically allow for roommates, Lucy and Alex enter into a mutually beneficial domestic partnership — complete with all of the challenges and few of the perks."

This could be hilarious or disastrous, but with Rue at the helm, I have confidence that the show will more of the former. In addition to her recurring role as Brenda on Rules of Engagement (which she reprises later this season), Rue is an Lgbt advocate and »

- Trish Bendix

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The CW Buys Comedy Written By And Starring Sara Rue

5 December 2011 8:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Sara Rue, who hosted the CW’s reality series Shedding For The Wedding last season, is back at the network, this time as the creator/star/producer of a multi-camera comedy project. The network has bought Poseurs, which follows Lucy (Rue), a young woman whose life is upended when her fiancée moves out and her fresh-from-rehab collegiate best friend, Alexandra, moves in. The two friends pose as a lesbian couple and actually get married in order to stay in the nice apartment building that only allows married couples. Rue will write the Warner Bros. TV-produced project, which has received a script commitment, and will serve as a co-executive producer, while her long-time manager Alan David will be a producer. Apa-repped Rue is recurring on CBS’ Rules Of Engagement. »


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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Larry David, Jb Smoove Unite for CBS Ski Special (Video)

21 November 2011 2:56 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the Kennedy family, Larry David, Jb Smoove, and more celebrities will unite for a skiing special on CBS tied to a fundraiser for Kennedy's Waterkeeper Alliance. The 20th annual "Deer Valley Celebrity Skifest" will take place Dec. 2-5 in Park City, Utah, and be telecast as a one-hour special on CBS on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, amid NFL coverage.  The event pairs U.S. skiers with celebrities including Kennedy, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" stars David and Smoove, Mark Feurerstein ("Royal Pains"), Hill Harper ("CSI: NY"), Bianca Kajlich ("Rules of Engagement") and »

- Tim Molloy

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Rules of Engagement Patrick Warburton slams CBS: We never had support

17 November 2011 3:15 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Patrick Warburton has criticised CBS's treatment of his show Rules of Engagement. The network recently announced that it will pull the sitcom off air at midseason and has cut the episode order to 15 instalments. The series had only recently been moved from a Saturday night timeslot - which Warburton has previously described as "s**t" - to Thursday evenings, following the cancellation of How To Be A Gentleman. Warburton has now complained about the way CBS behaves with Rules of Engagement. "They haven't supported us from the very beginning," he told TV Guide. "Whenever we end up in a decent time slot, we always do well, but they've never given us any support." He continued: "The only reason we ended (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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Rules of Engagement's Patrick Warburton: We've Never Gotten Any Support

16 November 2011 7:01 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

It wouldn't be a Rules of Engagement season without more bumps in the road.

Just when things were looking up for the sitcom — moving to Thursdays after being scheduled on Saturdays — it was dealt a blow this week: CBS will pull it off the schedule at midseason to make way for Rob Schneider's new comedy and has cut its episode order down to 15.

CBS replaces Rules with ¡Rob!; sets return date for Undercover Boss

The news is just another chapter in the topsy-turvy life of the show, which has been shuffled around the schedule since its midseason premiere in 2007, and it comes as no surprise to star Patrick Warburton.

"If they're going to pull one show for midseason, they're ...

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- Joyce Eng

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CBS Replaces David Spade's Rules With ¡Rob! Schneider, Schedules Undercover Boss' Return

14 November 2011 5:29 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

CBS is replacing one Saturday Night Light alum with another.

The David Spade-starrer Rules of Engagement is being temporarily benched to make way for Rob Schneider’s new sitcom, ¡Rob!

The half-hour comedy, starring Schneider as a bachelor who marries into a tight-knit Mexican-American family, debuts in Rules‘ time slot — Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c — on Jan. 12.

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Rules will return to its Thursday home later in the season, but with a reduced episode order, according to our sister site Deadline. Instead of »

- Vlada Gelman

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CBS Reveals Premiere Dates for Rob Schneider Comedy and 'Undercover Boss'

14 November 2011 4:33 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

CBS announced its midseason schedule Monday, revealing the premiere dates for the new Rob Schneider comedy "Rob!" as well as the season premiere date for Season 3 of "Undercover Boss." "Rob!" which stars Schneider as a bachelor who marries into a tight-knit Mexican family, will bow Jan. 12 at 8:30 p.m. That's bad news for "Rules of Engagement" fans, as the new offering will displace the David Spade sitcom temporarily. According to CBS, "Rules" will return to that time slot -- which it had recently taken from "How to Be a »

- Tim Kenneally

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'Rules of Engagement' cancelled by CBS?

14 November 2011 9:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rules of Engagement has reportedly been cancelled by CBS. The veteran sitcom, which was recently moved to a new slot on Thursdays at 8.30pm, will not return for a seventh season, according to TV Series Finale. The site claims that the sitcom's cast and crew are currently filming the last two episodes for season six, which will serve as the final episodes for the show. Cast members - including David Spade, Patrick Warburton, Bianca Kajlich, Megyn Price and Oliver Hudson - were apparently informed of the network's decision on Friday night. TV Series Finale credits an unnamed source as saying: "The reality is it's got to be politics. The network has always (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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Rules of Engagement: Cancelled by CBS or Not? [report] Updated

14 November 2011 7:04 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

See below for update. Despite the fact that the sitcom has been a winner for CBS in the Thursdays at 8:30pm timeslot, it looks like Rules of Engagement has been cancelled.

An inside source has told us that CBS has decided not to order the back nine episodes for the current sixth season. The cast and crew have two episodes left to shoot and believe that those will be the last episodes of the series.

Our source tells us that calls went out on Friday night to those who work on the show to give them the bad news. Especially given the current ratings, many were understandably shocked and upset as they head into the holiday season.

Starring David Spade, Patrick Warburton, Bianca Kajlich, Megyn Price and Oliver Hudson, Rules of Engagement launched in early 2007 and has been a reliable »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Competition: Win ‘Community: The Complete First Season’ on DVD

7 November 2011 2:02 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

The freshman year of Community debuts on DVD on November 14th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Emmy winning writer Dan Harmon (The Sarah Silverman Program) and Emmy winning directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo (Arrested Development) comprise the creative team of the smart comedy series about a band of misfits who attend Greendale Community College. At the group’s center is Joel McHale (The Soup, The Informant) and starring with him is Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and Emmy winning comedy legend Chevy Chase (Saturday Night Live). The talented ensemble cast includes rising stars Gillian Jacobs (The Book of Daniel), Danny Pudi (Greek), Yvette Nicole Brown (Rules of Engagement), Alison Brie (Mad Men), and Donald Glover (30 Rock).

To be in with a chance of winning Community: The Complete First Season on DVD, just answer the question below:

Community stars this actor, who is best known for his work in films »

- Kat

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CBS Buys Adaptation Of Hit Israeli Comedy ‘Life Isn’t Everything’

30 October 2011 8:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

CBS has bought Life Isn’t Everything, a comedy based on the successful Israeli sitcom of the same name (Hahaim Ze Lo Hakol in Hebrew). In a first for an adaptation of an Israeli format, the creator of the original series, Daniel Lappin, will be involved in the writing of the U.S. version. Lappin will co-write the script for CBS with comedy veteran Mike Sikowitz (Friends). Sony Pictures TV, where Sikowitz has an overall deal, will produce with Reshet, the Israeli company whose Channel 2 broadcasts the original series. Sikowitz is already in business with CBS and Sony TV – he serves as an executive producer on Rules Of Engagement. Noa Tishby, who brought to the U.S. In Treatment, the Israeli series that sparked U.S. networks’ interest in formats from the Middle Eastern country, shepherded Life Isn’t Everything‘s trip to Hollywood. She is executive producing with Sikowitz, »


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Family Comedy From ‘Rules’ Creator Tom Hertz Comedy Lands At CBS With Put Pilot

21 October 2011 2:41 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: On the heels of Rules Of Engagement‘s strong return last night, the series’ creator Tom Hertz has landed a put pilot commitment from CBS for a new multi-camera comedy. The family show, which had multiple networks bidding, marks a reunion of all auspices behind Rules: Hertz as creator/executive producer, CBS as network and Sony Pictures TV and studio-based Happy Madison as production companies. The untitled comedy is a multi-generational show about family, and how people’s childhoods influence the decisions they make and what they seek as adults. The project stems from a three-year overall deal Hertz signed with Sony TV in June with the goal to focus on development. He continues to run Rules in its current sixth season and is also directing episodes of the show, which has been sold in broadcast syndication for a fall 2012 launch. Rules, about 2 couples and their single friend played by David Spade, »


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'Big Bang Theory' jumps from low to season high

21 October 2011 11:25 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Big Bang Theory made a strong leap on Thursday night, early viewing figures indicate. The CBS sitcom averaged a season high of 14.7m (4.9), up 1.4m week-on-week, for an episode which saw Laurie Metcalf return as Sheldon's mother Mary. After Big Bang Theory, Patrick Warburton comedy Rules of Engagement began its sixth run with 11.5m (3.7), its best premiere rating since 2007. Capping a strong night for the Tiffany Network, Person of Interest and The Mentalist held steady with 12.3m (2.7) and 12.5m (2.5). The Vampire Diaries logged 2.9m (1.3) for The CW in (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Thursday

20 October 2011 5:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Thursday: Sheldon has a mother of a problem, CBS reveals its Engagement, it’s cloudy in Philadelphia, and NBC’s rife with repeats. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features and reporting, here are 13 programs to keep on your radar.

7:30 pm World Series, Game 2 (Fox) | Game 1 was still underway as I wrote this, but I predict that come Thursday night, one of the teams will be trying to gain a 2-0 advantage while the other looks to even things up. (I took math, you see.)

8 pm Charlie’s Angels (ABC) | Don’t scoff, because you »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Rules of Engagement Boss: "We're the Stepchild of the Schedule, But We're Always There"

19 October 2011 7:00 PM, PDT | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Tom Hertz was waiting for the call, like he usually does.

After CBS pushed his Rules of Engagement's dreaded Saturday premiere one week to Oct. 15 (which was already punted from Sept. 24), he knew it would get called up to the plate for a prime weekday slot soon. How to Be a Gentleman had premiered in the coveted post-Big Bang Theory Thursday berth to weak numbers and didn't seem long for this world (measured against CBS' high standards). "They told us we would not be premiering on the 8th, but instead the 15th, and I figured that meant they were going to give How to Be a Gentleman one more shot airing to see if it went up, and if not, then we would jump in at some point," Hertz tells TVGuide.com. "But yeah, I didn't believe we would air on the 15th."

CBS moves How to Be a Gentleman »

- Joyce Eng

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GLAAD TV Report shows us black and Asian gay women are Mia

28 September 2011 7:08 AM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Every year, GLAAD tallies up the numbers of Lgbt characters on American television and delivers its findings. What they've found in 2010-2011 is that, "for the first time in four years, the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (Lgbt) characters on scripted primetime broadcast television is expected to decrease."

The good news? We aren't losing any of our major network primetime players. We will retain Callie and Arizona on Grey's Anatomy, Santana and Brittany on Glee and Kalinda on The Good Wife. GLAAD also counts Adrianna on 90210 and Angela on Bones as regular bisexual characters. We also will see more of Rules of Engagement's lesbian surrogate mother, Brenda (Sara Rue) in her recurring role, and Thirteen will make a few brief appearances on the new season of House.

On daytime, we mourn the loss of All My Children's Bianca and Marissa, but The Ellen DeGegeneres Show continues »

- Trish Bendix

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Friday

23 September 2011 6:54 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

With no less than 60 season and series premieres hitting your TV/DVR this week, we’ve gone daily with The TVLine-Up. (For those who must plan ahead, here is our complete Fall TV premieres calendar, plus I do summarize what’s coming up the next day.)

But for now, here’s what’s happening on….

Friday, September 23

8/7c A Gifted Man (CBS) | Patrick Wilson (Angels in America) plays a professionally brilliant yet emotionally chilly neurosurgeon who starts to get life lessons from his ex-wife (Jennifer Ehle, The King’s Speech). Thing is, she be dead. Twist! Freshly minted Emmy winner »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Emmys 2011: Jimmys (Fallon and Kimmel), 'Angels' and Gwyneth join presenter lineup

15 September 2011 3:57 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

A host of stars have joined the roster of presenters at the 63rd annual Primetime Emmys. The newly added crop includes a number of actors from yet-to-premiere new series, several Emmy nominees and three of the four guest-acting winners from last week's Creative Arts Emmys.

The lone guest acting winner not in the lineup for Sunday's (Sept. 18) show is Justin Timberlake, who won for hosting "Saturday Night Live" in May. Gwyneth Paltrow ("Glee"), Loretta Devine ("Grey's Anatomy") and Paul McCrane ("Harry's Law") will be in attendance.

The other presenters joining the previously announced ones are (deep breath):

"Prime Suspect" star Maria Bello

"Bones" lead David Boreanaz

Last year's host and a nominee this year, Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Kimmel, Fallon's late-night buddy (they've been tweeting back and forth about presenting together)

"Charlie's Angels" stars Annie Ilonzeh, Minka Kelly and Rachael Taylor and executive producer Drew Barrymore

"The Kennedys" star Katie Holmes »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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