Rules of Engagement's recurring status as a midseason show is sort of like being a second-string player.
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As for Warburton's character, Jeff, he and his wife, Audrey (Megyn Price), will face couple's therapy this season as they continue to consider having children. Look for Alan Ruck (Spin City) to guest as their therapist and expect hijinks related to the couple's trouble conceiving, including Jeff accidentally injecting himself with female hormones.
Eventually, Jeff and Audrey will turn to a surrogate, played by guest star Jaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl). And just like that, Warburton thinks the show has set itself up to get that full-season order.
"I think it's a great set-up," Warburton says. "It looks like she'd be coming back next season to be the surrogate mother. And I think that lends itself to a lot of awkward and funny moments, just because of Jeff's personality and the way he perceives things."