Sources: CBS Renewing 'Rules of Engagement'

"Rules of Engagement"
"Rules of Engagement"
 CBS

As CBS brass is busy searching for its new Two and a Half Men lead, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that another network comedy, Rules of Engagement, has secured a renewal.

The David Spade comedy has been bounced around the network's schedule for the better part of its five-season run, many of those seasons in the not-as-desirable midseason slot.

While it has failed to score big buzz the way a Big Bang Theory has during that time, it has proved a solid ratings performer for the network. It has averaged about 8.5 million viewers this season, according to Nielsen.

In February, the comedy from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions in association with CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television moved from a Monday slot to Thursdays behind Big Bang.

CBS, famous for keeping its programming decisions close to the vest, will unveil its slate for Madison Avenue buyers on May 18 in New York. 

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