Rules of Engagement has proven to be the little show that could for CBS. Now in its sixth season, Rules has bounced around the primetime schedule as if the various nights were relatives willing to take in a problem child– but only for a short amount of time. But Rules has never really been a problem child in the way of television shows. It has delivered consistent ratings just about every night and time slot it was fit into, and even after long hiatuses, its audience always seemed to find it. Returning the traditional sitcom to Thursday nights following The Big Bang Theory for the back-half of its sixth season, then, seems a reward, not a last ditch effort to garner this series some traction.
“I think we’re all grateful for the vote of confidence from CBS [at having been moved back to Thursdays],” series star Megyn Price told LA TV Insider Examiner earlier today via email. “Having said that, our fans are incredibly loyal and manage to find us whenever and wherever we air. They are the reason we get to keep doing great shows.”
Price may have already wrapped this season and is already onto another project (the independent Christimas feature called 3 Day Test about a family “unplugging” from their technologically-dependent lives to see if they can manage), but she expressed great eagerness in those aforementioned fans finally getting to see what the Rules gang cooked up for the end of this season.
“I LOVE the first episode, airing tonight,” she wrote. “Jeff tries to do something romantic and there are so many epic misunderstandings and mistakes. The whole thing goes awry. Plus, on a girlie not, there’s a closeup of my favorite pair of shoes– the shoes on this show are mind-bogglingly cool.”
Though CBS has not yet made a decision on the future of the show, Price is certainly a fan of Audrey (“Audrey’s flaming self-confidence is what makes her so fun to play!”), and her show in general, so she would happily return for a seventh season. In fact, her exact words were “BRING IT ON!” An actress with “comedy in [her] soul,” she is thrilled to work with those she loves and make people laugh everyday. However, she admitted that the storylines may call for another season, if simply to wrap some things up. Audrey and Jeff (Patrick Warburton) have been dabbling in the baby pool for awhile, hiring a surrogate, having a shower, included, but that they “didn’t really resolve anything on that front” by the season six finale.
“The baby is out there, but it isn’t the center of the Jeff/Audrey storyline right now. I love that this season we really got back to the characteristics that make Jeff/Audrey tick. Our executive producer, Tom Hertz, says the call line for the Audrey & Jeff is ‘We are not good people,'” Price explained.
Rules of Engagement airs on CBS on Thursday nights at 8:30pm. “Scavenger Hunt” airs on March 29th 2012.
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