Patrick Warburton Slams CBS Scheduling, Says Rules of Engagement Will End
Rules of Engagement
When CBS announced that its long-running sitcom Rules of Engagement would be moved to Saturday nights at 8/7c when it returns October 8, one person didn't take the news well: series star Patrick Warburton.
"What a sh-- time slot," Warburton told TV Guide Magazine at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen on September 10. "The scripts are great and we're having a lot of fun doing the show, but God knows if anybody's gonna find us on Saturday night."
Warburton has a theory as to why the show — which has never been given a permanent time slot despite solid viewership and typically aired midseason — has been pushed to a night void of original scripted programming on other broadcast networks.
"It seems like they're just keeping us midseason once again," says Warburton. "They'll run us on Saturdays and if they've got a slot that opens up in the week, they'll put us back out. But nobody's excited about Saturday night."
Warburton hints that this move might signal that the end is near for the comedy. "This is probably our last year of the show," he adds. "The show does really well in reruns, and if they want to syndicate, they need to get to 100 episodes. So they're doing that to us."
Will you tune in to Rules of Engagement on Saturdays? Do you think it's time for the show to end?
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