'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.

  • MattM

    Good for TBS. The further they move away from the Tyler Perry crap, the more better off they’ll be.

  • Jinjeon

    Guess that means Courteney Cox must say goodbye to her salary $100,000 per episode. But if I was her I wouldn’t mind, I’d be just happy to still work on the show I love.

  • zee

    why can’t ringer move to cable like tbs?

  • kaslad

    Cougar Town is renewed.
    I knew it!!!!!!

  • Nazel

    Huh so technically you were wrong predicting its cancellation Robert & Bill xD

  • Sarah

    Thank you TBS! Now I have to figure out what channel TBS is on my cable provider.

  • 47th

    According to Ausiello, the deal is for one season, but the main cast have contracts for two years more, so the door is open if TBS wants to order a fifth season.

    My personal comment: HALLELUJAH!

  • Jinjeon

    Yeah, “Ringer” would fit perfectly on FX or TNT.

  • Bee

    i’m reading that they have the cast for 2 more seasons. but for now, it’s a one season renewal for 15 episodes. and they get repeat rights! i’m guessing it would be a good idea to air cougar town after the big bang theory repeats or whatever if it’s possible. let the show slowly build its audience on the network and get more exposure.

  • Landon

    Best news so far today!

  • Tom

    Congratulations to ABC, they got this ratings turkey off their air AND picked up the syndication backend!

    (This is no comment about CT’s quality, but about its ratings – if you can’t get somewhere with two years of a Modern Family leadin, you chance is over.)

  • No Doubt

    BBT fans won’t be watching it so I’m expecting some embarrassing cable numbers.

  • zen

    @No Doubt

    Well who cares! The only thing that matters is that we get to see the fourth season of Cougar Town!

    This is awesome news!

  • Sports Preemption


    No, technically they were right. The predictions are based on whether a particular network will cancel a show. What the studio does to keep that show alive on another network has nothing to do with the original network cancelling it and deciding not to give it airtime the following season.

  • Greg

    I think Cougar Town is one of the funniest and coolest shows on tv. I can’t believe ABC just didn’t hang onto this show and keep it on their own network. ABC tends to make one bad business decision after another all the time. Look at their daytime situation. Need I say more?

  • Dan S

    I’ve never seen CT but I’m willing to watch it from the beginning on TBS & see if it’s as good as so many of its fans make it out to be

  • TV Gord

    The renewal is great news, but it’s nail-biting time for fans in Canada, because we don’t get TBS, and while it currently airs on a Canadian channel (City-TV), many low-rated shows air on Canadian channels mainly in order to substitute the Canadian signal over the American affiliate. With that incentive gone, it’s conceivable that City will drop Cougar Town. I hope not, but it could happen.

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    OMFG Best news ever!!!! Penny caaaaaaaaaan!

  • buttondiet

    I’m not from America and have never heard of TBS, but i’m so thrilled to get a fourth season :D ABC treated CT like for too damn long! I hope this moves lets CT shine like it deserves to!

  • NACH

    Considering the cost of Conan on TBS & the ratings he gets, the ratings bar can’t be that high

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