Bye-bye, Rules of Engagement?
CBS has given pilot orders to three more comedies, including one starring Rules' Patrick Warburton, TVGuide.com has learned.
Warburton would produce and star in Jacked Up, a multi-camera comedy about a beloved, recently retired baseball player, who finds that adjusting to retirement isn't as easy as he thought it would be. Greg Malins will write and executive-produce with Doug Robinson.
While a formal decision hasn't been made about the future of Rules of Engagement, which returned Monday to 9.33 million and a 3.1, down from its Season 6 opener, its chances seem to be diminishing with Warburton's casting.
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An untitled single-camera project from Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky is based on an Israeli format about a married mom who struggles to balance family, life and work. Rottenberg and Zuritsky will write and executive-produce with Avi Nir, Ran Telem, Daniela London-Dekel and Dana Eden.
Bent's Tad Quill is writing and executive-producing a multi-camera comedy about a recently widowed father who raises his 12-year-old son while jumping back into the dating pool.