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The CBS TV show Rules of Engagement explores the different aspects of the male/female relationship in a comedic light. Among other aspects of relationships, the show explores the concept that any stage of a relationship can be compared to a roller coaster ride. You have to go on the ride yourself to fully appreciate what the experience is like.

The show primarily follows two couples: Jeff (Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price), who have been married for a long time, and Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich), who are engaged and living together. They are joined on the show by their single friend, Russell (David Spade) and Timmy (Adhir Kalyan), his office assistant. Many of the characters frequently meet for a meal at "The Island Diner."

One of the most frequently recurring side characters is the Island Diner waitress Doreen (Diane Sellers). There are a number of episodes with Jeff's lesbian softball teammate Brenda (Sara Rue) who later becomes Audrey and Jeff's surrogate mother and Jeff and Audrey's unpleasant upstairs neighbor Liz (Wendi McLendon-Covey). Throughout the show, there are a handful of recurring family members and co-workers including Timmy's arranged marriage fiancee Suneetha (Nazneen Contractor), Timmy's long sought after lady Allison (Taryn Southern) whom he later dates, Audrey's co-worker Tracy (Susan Yeagley) who has an ever present lust for men, and Russell's corrupt, wealthy father Franklin (Geoff Pierson).

The show Rules of Engagement first debuted on CBS. It started in February as a midseason replacement. In association with Sony Pictures Television (who has the North American rights) and CBS Television Studios (who has the international rights), Rules of Engagement is produced by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions. Many of the writers from Everybody Loves Raymond write for Rules of Engagement.

Rules of Engagement was renewed by CBS in May for a seventh season. The seventh season will have 13 episodes. It will continue to air as a midseason show. Season 7 will bring the show's total number of episodes up to 100. Rules will start to air in syndication on Lifetime and WGN America in the fall of 2012. Currently the first five seasons of the show are available on DVD.

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7 Seasons, 100 Episodes - Canceled
February 5, 2007
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  • Brenda goes into labor on Jennifer and Adam's big day. Meanwhile, Russell and Timmy make an attempt to reconcile and Audrey surprises Jeff.

  • Jeff thinks it's funny to make Brenda laugh when he discovers that she has a "wee" problem due to her pregnancy.

  • Jeff fails to prove to Audrey that Heidi, a college friend, never had feelings for him. Meanwhile, Timmy quits when he discovers Russell has embedded a pet tracking device in him.

  • Jen forces the guys to plan a surprise bachelor party for Adam. Meanwhile, Jen paints a graphic mural for Audrey and Jeff's nursery.

  • Jeff and Audrey join Adam and Jen's healthy cooking class, but things get competitive after Jen insults Audrey's cooking.

  • Brenda recruits Jeff and Audrey for a catering event at Columbia University. Audrey tries to impress the attendees, but it's Jeff who unintentionally impresses everyone with his bar tending skills.

  • When Jeff fails to make reservations at a popular restaurant he promised to take Audrey to, he is determined to get in anyway. Meanwhile, Liz and Russell attend a Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting.

  • When Audrey bonds with their unborn baby, Jeff becomes paranoid that she's trying to team up against him. Meanwhile, Russell copies a real estate article that Timmy wrote.

  • After meeting up with college friends who have given up partying, Jeff and Audrey are determined to prove they can still have fun despite being parents.

  • Jeff decides to make a conscious effort to change his eating habits after he accidentally eats Jen and Adam's "special" cupcake and has to go to the emergency room. Meanwhile, Russell forces Timmy to be his wingman when his date brings her mother on their night out.

  • Feeling lonely after her cat dies, Liz decides she wants to have a baby and seeks assistance from Russell. Meanwhile, Jeff's advice to Timmy backfires.

  • Russell's list of the women he's slept with helps Jeff and Audrey rule out names for their baby.

  • In the seventh season premiere, Liz temporarily moves in with Jeff and Audrey, but Audrey feels outnumbered when Liz takes sides with Jeff on everything. Meanwhile, Adam and Timmy team up to beat the rest of the company at ping pong.

  • In the sixth season finale, Jen volunteers to throw Audrey a baby shower, but her good intentions fall short. Meanwhile, Jeff tries to cheer up Audrey, and Russell accomplishes great things when he decides to give up women.

  • Audrey tries to prepare for motherhood by continuing to repair a doll that she keeps damaging. Meanwhile, Jeff is skeptical of Brenda's dating choices.

  • Audrey drags Jen to see Bon Jovi to show her she still knows how to have fun. Jeff hurts Adam's feelings when he decides to hang out alone.

  • Timmy is focused on connecting with a woman he met on the subway.

  • Jeff finds out Audrey uses sex to get what she wants.

  • Audrey misunderstands her maid and raises money to fix her limp.

  • Jeff sends Audrey on a romantic scavenger hunt to prove he is trying in their relationship.

  • Jeff and Audrey stubbornly contend with each other when she refuses to admit that she hates the armchair she ordered, while Jeff pretends to love it. Meanwhile, Russell brings a sexual harassment suit against Timmy.

  • Audrey tries to convince Jeff to eat healthy after he is diagnosed with high Cholesterol.

  • Jeff downloads an app on his phone that helps him avoid talking to Audrey. Meanwhile, Liz tries to seduce Timmy.

  • The gang wishes they never left home when they go on a trip to Vermont to look at the fall foliage.

  • Audrey can't talk after her throat surgery, which gives Jeff some much needed silence.

  • Russel has Liz get all dressed up to meet his father hoping for his approval.

  • Russell tries to get out of his marriage, while Liz tries to make it work. Jeff tries to engage Audrey in dirty talk.

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'Rules of Engagement': Season 7, Episode 12: 'A Wee Problem' Recap

Timmy and Russell replace one another; Jeff finds out Brenda will pee if she laughs and makes it his mission to make her pee; Adam annoys everyone on his wedding day

'Rules of Engagement': Season 7, Episode 11: 'Timmy Quits' Recap

Timmy has finally had his fill of Russell; Adam tries to pick a best man; Jeff works to convince Audrey a college friend was never a fling.

'Rules of Engagement' Season 7, Episode 10: 'Cooking Class' Recap

Audrey and Jeff take a cooking class with Adam and Jennifer, and things get competitive. With Timmy on vacation, Russell has replaced him in an unexpected way.

'Rules of Engagement' Season 7, Episode 8: 'Catering' Recap

Audrey and Jeff help Brenda cater an event where Audrey wants to fit it; Russell crashes a dinner with Timmy and his parents, and Adam and Jennifer.

'Rules of Engagement' Season 7, Episode 7: 'Role Play' Recap

Audrey is disappointed in Jeff for always forgetting to help out, so he says he will make dinner reservations -- and forgets. Russell and Liz attend Sex Addicts Anonymous while Adam and Timmy try to understand each others' sense of humor.

Tonight's Fall Premieres: 'Rules of Engagement' and '48 Hours Mystery' [Saturday 9/24]

After an incredibly busy week with some huge comedy premieres (including "The Office," "Community," "Parks and Recreation" and "Modern Family") and a super-flashy new talent show, tonight features two new premieres, one of which has a cast member who is none to happy about its Saturday night air time.

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