Crappy Comedy Hanging on By a Thread Gets Order Cut
You’d be forgiven for not knowing anything about Rules of Engagement, after all it’s just about the least interesting sitcom on CBS (which says a lot). Still, the show has remarkably staved off cancellation for six seasons. I will take this moment to remind you that Arrested Development only got three seasons before being canceled (this is why we can’t have nice things). Now it appears that this season’s order or Rules will be cut to make room for a new Rob Schneider comedy, which is a lot like treating gonorrhea by giving yourself syphilis.
With rookie 2 Broke Girls performing as well as it does along with all CBS returning comedies, the network needs an opening to launch its midseason comedy starring Rob Schneider, so a shorter, 15-episode run of Rules will provide a slot for the newbie.
*projectile vomits all over the room* God, I hate you CBS. Oh and by the way, in case you were hoping this was just a one-for-one trade-off in awful, it’s not.
As for next season, given Rules‘ solid performance, the veteran has a good shot to return, especially if the Schneider series underperforms and/or CBS expands its comedy offerings to eight in two-hour comedy blocks on Mondays and Thursdays.
Rules of Engagement is like herpes (I realize I already compared it to a different STD, but just bear with me okay?) you forget it exists for months, sometimes years at a time, and then it resurfaces and your genitals burn for a couple weeks. With anger.