Articles for Rules of Engagement Season 5

Monday was the official start of the fall season with 12 shows premiering on the major networks. With all networks going head-to-head, the ratings can predict what shows will succeed and which will fail.  Read more »
On Tuesday evening, the FOX network went for all-out decimation with regard to its "bubble" shows. Every program not certain of renewal is gone. Before the cancellation bloodbath was over, Human Target, Lie to Me, Breaking In, The Chicago Code and Traffic Light all fell off the FOX schedule.So what does this mean for the fates of bubble shows on the other networks? Read more »
In television, mediocrity finds a way to survive. Time and time again, the TV world has proven that innovative, clever sitcoms will typically fail while the perfectly ordinary ones will thrive. They‘re the cockroaches of TV, practically indestructible.  Read more »
Last year CBS shook up its schedule by moving two of its strongest performers, The Big Bang Theory and Survivor, and now the network is doing it again.CBS has revealed its fall 2011 schedule, and the biggest changes come with moves for two of the networks biggest dramas, CSI and The Good Wife. After years of anchoring Thursday nights, the original CSI is moving to Wednesdays at 10pm, where it will no doubt try to kill Law and Order: SVU once and for all.  Read more »
Here‘s your BuddyTV High Five: The five big moments and questions from tonight‘s episode of Rules of Engagement, "The Jeff Photo."High Five Highlights:1. Jeff decides to make changes in his life when he sees an old photo of himself in a museum from his younger, hotter days.2. Inspired by the photo of hot Jeff, Adam and Jenn decide to have naked pictures taken while they are still young and hot.3. Ditzy Adam gets good laughs at the cafe when the guys find out he thinks the old Jeff is hot.4. Russell ends his dry spell with an encounter with Liz, Jeff and Audrey‘s annoying upstairs neighbor, much to Jeff‘s complete disgust.5. Jeff and Audrey share a tender moment when she tells him she loves his body as much now as she did when he was buff. Read more »
Last night, FOX dominated with the steadily rising American Idol and the season finale of Bones. Bones aired its season finale last night, and ended the episode with quite the surprise. The episode was Bones‘ highest rated finale since 2008, with 10.05 million viewers. Fans are hungry for more Bones, so it‘s going to be a long summer.And if you missed last night‘s finale, check out our Bones recap here. Read more »
Watch out television -- the highest-rated network has announced its 2011-2012 season return. CBS will debut most of its fall programming in a single week, starting on Monday, September 19. This goes against the standard practice of debuting shows over the course of several weeks and pretty much illustrates the network‘s position of strength going into the new season. Only three series will premiere outside of the main week. Read more »