'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.

 
  • Jamie

    @lockemonster

    Deals with shows are usually with the studio that sells it overseas.

    So if a network abroad has a deal in place with the studio to air the show, this shouldn’t affect it.

  • Sports Preemption

    Ok, I totally posted before I read the press release. Disregard the questions I have in that second paragraph.

  • Bookworm

    Glad to hear. This was already in the works and I’m not at all shocked it went perfectly (at least for me, still get my CT!!).

    Either way, I’m happy. Now ABC, about those other shows..

  • little_big_man

    Any word on the number of episodes? For ABC Studios it would only make sense if TBS ordered at least 26-30 episodes over one or two seasons…

  • Gabe

    Wow! That’s awesome.

  • Jen

    Aw, good news! Congrats to the cast, crew and the fans!

  • HB

    Congrats to cast and fans!

  • Jamie

    @little_big_man

    15-episode one-season deal so far. According to TVLine!

  • CrimTV

    @little_big_man

    I heard they were ordering 15 episodes.

  • Liz

    @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)?

    They’re going to stay with Cougar Town. They signed on to new pilots with the understanding that if CT continued production (for any network), their pilot roles would have to be recast.

  • Sports Preemption

    Some places on twitter are saying it’s a 2 season deal. I don’t know what the particulars are, pretty sure only the 15 ep is guaranteed, but I can’t see it not going 2 seasons if ABC studios can get it that close to syndication.

  • John A

    Wow i cant believe it happened. Congrats Cougar town fans.

  • chrisjozo

    I’m so happy for the cul de sac crew.

    As for TBS this almost makes up for the way you treated My Boys.

    Hopefully TBS starts airing reruns of season 1-3 soon to build up an audience the way BET did with the Game.

  • Justin

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see that 15 episode count extended, So they can get 100+ episodes.

  • Bee

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    not only is cougar town amazing, their hard-working and dedicated crew deserve this. it’s obvious from their interviews that they LOVE their jobs, esp. since they went around the country promoting and doing those little individual screeners. awesome! hope the show does well on TBS and lasts for many years to come! :)

    now ABC keep the good news coming with PP and scandal renewals! add GCB too while you’re at it!

  • jimmcaf

    Great news! (Cue Michael Jackson hurricane wind dance.)

  • Alan

    Really happy for the show! I was worried because I thought it would get cancelled but thank god I was wrong. Can’t wait.

  • ron

    Great for cowgar town one of my favorites comedys

  • Bunny

    ABC cancels Cougar town and moves to TBS

  • ERICinHB

    Wish i had money to throw away on crap.

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