Air Date: Monday, February 05, 2007
Time Slot: 9:30 PM-10:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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Oliver Hudson, Bianca Kajlich, Megyn Price, David Spade and Patrick Warburton star in RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, a new comedy series that premieres Monday, Feb. 5 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winner Tom Hertz ("The Dennis Miller Show") is the series creator.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT is a comedy about the different phases of male/female relationships, as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged couple, Adam and Jennifer, a long-time married pair, Jeff and Audrey, and a single guy on the prowl, Russell. As they find out, the often confusing stages of a relationship can seem like being on a roller coaster. People can describe them to you, but to really know what it's like you have to take a ride for yourself.

In the premiere episode, Audrey (Price) and Jeff (Warburton), the long-time married pair, invite newly engaged Jennifer (Kajlich) and Adam (Hudson) to an art opening. But the day before the event, Audrey and Jeff get into an argument about her unused bicycle which has hung on a hook in the couple's apartment for over two years. Their fight causes Adam and Jennifer to question their own decision to get married. Meanwhile, Audrey fixes up Russell (Spade) with a friend thinking that the right woman can change his mind about married life.

Oliver Hudson began his career in entertainment as a production assistant when he worked on the feature films "Father's Day" and "Conspiracy Theory." He then enrolled in classes at The University of Southern California where he wrote and directed a short film before he turned to acting. His television credits include a recurring role in the series "Dawson's Creek," as well as the series "The Mountain" and "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star." He also appeared in the mini-series "10.5: Apocalypse" and will be seen in the upcoming television movie "Carolina Moon." His feature film credits include "The Out-of-Towners," "Kill The Man," "Smokers," "Mary Jane's Last Dance," "Going Greek," "The Breed" and "Black Christmas." Hudson is the son of actress Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson. He was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 7, and currently lives there with his wife, Erinn. He likes to play cards, especially poker, and enjoys boating, surfing and fishing. He likes to write and also plays ice hockey and basketball.

Bianca Kajlich began her career as a dancer with the Olympic Ballet Theater in Edmonds, Washington. She spent seven years with the company where she performed leading roles in productions of "The River," "Swan Lake" and "The Nutcracker." On television, she starred in "Rock Me Baby," had recurring roles in the series "Dawson's Creek" and "Boston Public," and was seen in the series "Vanished," "In Justice" and "Freaks and Geeks." Her feature film credits include "Bring It On," "Halloween: Resurrection" and "10 Things I Hate About You." She enjoys painting, writing and road trips across the country. She was born in Seattle on March 26 and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband U.S. Soccer star Landon Donovan, their cat and three dogs.

Megyn Price studied economics and communication at Stanford University. While in school, she frequently performed at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and in university productions. After graduation, her short-lived career in the field of finance soon gave way to her passion for acting. On television, she was a regular on the series "LateLine," and was then seen as Claudia the Hot Mom in the series "Grounded for Life." Her additional television credits include the series "Will & Grace" and "The Drew Carey Show." Her feature film credits include "Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector," "Mystery, Alaska" and "Love Happened." On the stage, she appeared in the highly irreverent comedy, "The Anne Heche Monologues," and "The New Living Room." She was born on March 24 in Seattle. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, an emergency room doctor, and their two dogs, Trixie and Elmo. Price enjoys organic vegetable gardening, hiking, writing and traveling. She loves to cook and was a celebrity judge with legendary chef Michel Richard in a week-long cooking championship

David Spade was nominated for an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his role on the series "Just Shoot Me." He was also nominated three times for an Emmy Award as a writer on the long-running series "Saturday Night Live." Spade recently completed the second season of "The Showbiz Show," which he created, hosts, executive produces and writes with Hugh Fink, a former "Saturday Night Live" writer. His other television credits include the series "8 Simple Rules. for Dating My Teenage Daughter," "Beavis and Butt-Head" and "The Larry Sanders Show." He appeared on "Saturday Night Live" from 1990-1995. His feature film credits include "Benchwarmers," "Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star," "Joe Dirt," "Tommy Boy," "Reality Bites," "Light Sleeper" and "Coneheads." He and the late "Saturday Night Live" star Chris Farley won the 1996 MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo for the film "Blacksheep." Spade's voice was heard in the animated films "The Emperor's New Groove" and "Racing Stripes," in which he played a horse fly. He began his career performing stand-up comedy in clubs, theaters and colleges across the country. He made his television debut on "Saturday Night Live" and was named the Hot Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine in 1990. He enjoys playing tennis, is an avid skateboarder and has a collection of live gerbils.

Patrick Warburton is most recognizable for his role as Puddy, Elaine's boyfriend on the long-running series "Seinfeld." He also starred on the series "Less Than Perfect." Warburton was a series regular on "Dave's World," on the Network. His additional television credits include the series "Murphy Brown" and "Designing Women," also on the Network, and "Newsradio" and "The Tick." His distinct voice has been heard on the animated series "Game Over," "The Venture Brothers," "Kim Possible," "Family Guy" and "The Emperor's New School." His feature film credits include the animated films "Happily N'Ever After," "Open Season," "Bee Movie," "The Emperor's New Groove," "Kronk's New Groove" and "The X's." He also starred in "The Woman Chaser," "The Dish," "Big Trouble," "Joe Somebody," "Scream 3," "Men in Black II" and the upcoming "Underdog." He won the award for Best Actor for "The Civilization of Maxwell Bright" at festivals in New York City, Boulder and Beverly Hills. Warburton's birthdate is Nov. 14. He is a native Californian and currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Cathy, and their four children. He's a devoted dad who enjoys activities with his children as well as golf and tennis. The family likes to spend time in their cabin on the Rogue River in Oregon.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT is produced by Happy Madison Productions and CBS Paramount Network Television in association with Sony Pictures Television. Tom Hertz, Jack Giarraputo, Doug Robinson and Andy Ackerman are the executive producers.


Adam: Oliver Hudson
Jennifer: Bianca Kajlich
Audrey: Megyn Price
Russell: David Spade
Jeff: Patrick Warburton


Candy: Audra Blaser
Sarah: Smith Cho
Karen: Lauren Stamile
Margaret: Gloria Leroy
Henry: Don Perry


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