'Cougar Town' Renewed for Fourth Season; Moves to TBS

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May 10th, 2012

Cougar Town will live on with a 15 episode fourth season on TBS.

via press release:

TBS Takes Over Cougar Town

Cougar Town, the acclaimed sitcom starring Golden Globe® nominee Courteney Cox, is moving to TBS. The top-rated network has ordered a fourth season of Cougar Town, to begin airing in early 2013. In addition, TBS has garnered the encore rights to Cougar Town's first three seasons of 61 episodes that originally aired on ABC.

"Cougar Town is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters" said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Tur ner Classic Movies (TCM). "We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series."

In Cougar Town, Cox stars as Jules Cobb, a recently divorced mom struggling with the challenges and pitfalls that come with a new chapter in her life. Jules spends much of her time enjoying wine with her group of friends known as the "cul de sac crew." They include her under-achieving ex-husband, Bobby (Brian Van Holt); next-door neighbor and confidante Ellie (Christa Miller); Ellie's loveably average husband, Andy (Ian Gomez); Jules' fiancé and neighbor, Grayson (Josh Hopkins); and Jules' feisty protégé, Laurie (Busy Philipps). Meanwhile, Jules' college-student son, Travis (Dan Byrd), often proves himself more adult than anyone in the group.

Cougar Town was co-created by executive producer/writer/director Bill Lawrence (S crubs, Spin City) and executive producer/writer Kevin Biegel (Scrubs). Courteney Cox and David Arquette also serve as executive producers. Cougar Town is produced by ABC Studios.

Cougar Town is the latest project to join TBS's ever-growing slate of original series. The lineup also includes the May 24 debut of the new buddy comedy series Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson, James Lesure, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch and Meredith Hagner. In July, TBS will launch Sullivan & Son, a new sitcom starring comedian Steve Byrne and executive-produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Rob Long. This year will also include the debut of Wedding Band, a new scripted comedy series starring Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor, Derek Miller, Melora Hardin, Jenny Wade and Kathryn Fiore. TBS will set out to crown the ultimate nerd in the reality-competition seri es King of the Nerds (working title), hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.

About TBS
TBS is basic cable's #1 network among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features the Emmy®-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien; and original primetime comedy series like Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, Cougar Town, Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse, Wedding Band and King of the Nerds (w.t.). TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on televis ion and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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  • Libsy

    NO!!!! I wanted Courteney Cox to move on from this horrible comedy.

  • Pete

    I bet Courtney Cox isn’t happy at that network dowengrade.

  • Paul =)

    Omg. Now every fan of a lackluster show can add TBS to the PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE list.

    Good for Cougar Town though!

  • George

    I’m happy about this, but what does it mean exactly for the actors from the show who are involved w/other pilots (if those get picked up)?

  • Tom

    Happy for creators, cast, crew and fans! Congrats! :D
    It was only one-season deal or fifth season is also a sure thing?

  • Jamie

    Surprised they can afford it, but happy none-the-less!

  • Bunny

    @Paul =)

    I’m hoping for Happy Endings to move to FX because their comedies have similar tone..

  • Kyle. S

    Get in!! Finally TBS have a GOOD comedy on their channel!

  • Cyrax86

    Best news since TGW renewal!!!

  • Bunny

    Cougar Town is trending for the first time..lol!

  • Bobby

    SO happy for this news!

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  • Zack

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS i love COURTENEY and the show :)

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  • Lane

    This is interesting.. WOnder how it will fare.

  • Lockemonster

    So happy to hear this, love the show. Question thou does this mean City TV here in Canada will still air it?

  • Fred

    My prayers were answered.

    One of the funniest shows on tv. Period.

  • Sports Preemption

    Well, people knew this was coming down the pipeline. It’s a victory for ABC studios, but I’m interested in seeing how well it draws on TBS. I also wonder how low ABC studios brought down the licensing fees for it, and what the minimum rating it needs to pull in order to make it a viable addition for TBS. I also guess this means it at least is going to be on TBS for two seasons.

    While those were all internal musings, I do have a question for anyone who may know. Does this give TBS to air reruns as well, or is this completely separate from a syndication deal and ABC studios can shop it around to other stations for syndication, or is this a bit of both where they can’t air reruns yet but they probably have a leg-up when it comes to syndication in a year or two?

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