The popular CBS comedy, Rules of Engagement, has been sold from Sony Pictures Television to Turner Broadcasting’s TBS. John Weiser, President of U.S. Distribution, Sony Pictures Television, announced that the cable syndication rights were sold,Wednesday and will begin airing in January 2013.
Rules of Engagement has been a consistent show in every time slot it has aired in for CBS. The show has aired for the past five seasons and is CBS’s number one network comedy in repeatability.
Currently, Rules of Engagement is airing in broadcast syndication in 96% of the country on leading stations in the major markets of Los Angeles (KCAL9/ CBS), Chicago (WCIU-TV/ Weigel) and New York (Tribune).
The quirky comedy showcases the different phases of male/female relationships, through the perspective of Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer (Bianca Kajlich), a newly engaged couple, a married couple, Jeff (patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn Price) and finally one single guy, Russell (David Spade) and his trusty assistant, Timmy (Adhir Kaylan).
John Weiser said, “We recently shot the 100th episode, which speaks to the ongoing appeal of this series and its cast. This show consistently outperforms its competition in adult demos and households and we’re very excited to be partnering with our friends at Turner Broadcasting.”
Will you tune in to TBS in January to watch Rules of Engagement on it’s new cable network?