Rules of Engagement ended its 7 season run with a bang, going out on its 100th episode. The show has always been one of the most consistent on television, neither delivering high ratings nor delivering low ratings. It's always been the show that everyone knows is on the air, without ever exceeding that.
It certainly worked, since most shows can't claim to reach seven seasons or a 100 episodes. Every season, despite being 'on the bubble', Rules would always get renewed for another season. It went until like that from the show's earlier seasons until last season, when the network finally decided to end the show on a high note.
Although Rules has always been a primarily comedic show, it took some risks in Season 7 and had some decidedly darker outings. In one such episode, titled 'Timmy Quits', the show went dramatic, with one of its stars, Megyn Price, sitting in the director's chair for this outing. Megyn spoke about her experience directing, explaining, "I think the gift for me was that I was given a script that had depth and also comedy. I had to direct David Spade, and Adhir Kalyan to go there. It's a serious story that we're talking about, but it's completely entrenched in comedy. That's a really tricky line to straddle, but it's the only line that I find interesting."
She also added that she found it helpful to shadow more experience directors, something most first-time actor/directors employ to learn what goes into directing. The task was made double difficult by making sure to prepare as an actor as well as a director, and its kudos to Price that she did such a great job.