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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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  • 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.

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Timmy has returned to retrieve the rest of his things. Russell says he is willing to take him back, but Timmy says he has a new job which he loves. Brenda is enormously pregnant, as Jeff and Russell tease her about her size. She admits she pees now when she laughs and has to avoid anything funny. She and Audrey head to a movie, as Jeff plots how to make her laugh. Russell can’t help plot; he’s interviewing for a replacement for Timmy. Adam wakes Jennifer; they’re getting married that day! Adam is nervous, but Jennifer comforts him that the small wedding will be easy and simple.

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Adam is trying to fit 32 sugar cubes in his mouth at the diner. Jennifer tells him the boathouse they wanted for the wedding has become available. She just has to call Heidi back to confirm. Audrey wonders if it is “Heidi-ho,” a girl they went to college with who had a crush on Jeff. Audrey swears she and Jeff had a fling before he dated her, but he insists it never happened. Timmy is 7 minutes late with Russell’s lunch… Russell asks if he stopped somewhere. Timmy says he did not, but Russell hints he knows that Tim stopped at the vintage book store.

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Timmy is ready to take his overdue vacation, catching Russell off-guard, even though Timmy has been very clear. Timmy gives him the schedule—it’s blank. He has nothing to do without Timmy. He won’t tell Russell where he is going because he will appear. At the diner, Jeff has brought his own salt, which Jennifer points out is pure M.S.G. She tells them that she and Adam are taking a healthy eating class and they should join. Audrey decides they will. Timmy returns after two weeks and tells Russell she was in Chicago.

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Russell comes in and tells Timmy that it’s a Monster Truck Rally this weekend. No? Bridal expo? Timmy passes again. Adam comes in and tells Timmy he is in for dinner with his parents on the weekend. Timmy tries to shush him but Russell overhears. Timmy explains he didn’t invite him because he “loathes” him. Jeff and Audrey eat at the diner. As Brenda comes in, heavily pregnant, Jeff makes “boom” sounds for each step. Jeff invites her to hang out for the weekend, but she says she’s catering a book event at Columbia.

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Jeff comes home early from work—he wonders if Audrey has time for a little meeting in the boudoir. She gets a phone call. She tells Jeff that Christy never got the Knicks tickets he promised her for the charity auction six weeks ago. She notices he also hasn’t filled out the form she told him to do that would put the baby on their insurance. She tells him to do anything. He says he’ll make reservations at the French place she wants to go to, Dijon. She tells him it’s always booked a month in advance, and he tells her fine.

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