'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.

  • Rebecca

    Thanks for answering. Also just found the answer on futoncritic. A portion of their article: “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.”
    Good for them. I wish them luck.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    @Rebecca: those exact words are in the press release. in this post. in the first paragraph!

  • juan

    Yay, I’m so happy this just made my whole week I think, I’m so happy

  • DollFace

    Six seasons and a movie!

  • bsp

    I wonder if TBS reruns of Big Bang will outpace new eps of CT? Bazinga! :^)

  • Marcelo

    I’ve always watched and loved Cougar Town but recently the show has been so boring… I was hoping it would end this season with Jules and Grayson marriage. I think a fourth season may make me wanna stop watching it. Hope not.

  • forg

    Glad for the show found a new home :)

  • Ram510

    So does this mean some of the cast, like Josh Hopkins, can’t be a part of the other pilots they were castes for

  • Justin121


    April 1st??????

    I could jot believe this story.


    This is huge.

    Don’t know how to react.


  • Justin121

    No ABC comments?

    Courtney Cox? Bill Lawrence? Anyone?

    I thought it’d be renewed on ABC or cancelled.This is just… Strange.

    Not the type of things that happens to shows I watch, you know?

    I’m happy it’s not ‘cancelled’ cancelled, but it’s still cancelled.. ? |-8

    Had they changed the name and supported it with an aggressive marketing campaign it would be doing say as well as The Middle by now and run for more than 2 and 2 half seasons (sixseasonsandamovie :) ).

    Might it run for more than one more season? Change name? Will Courtney get a pay cut?

    Anyone can answer?

    I feel there’s more to it than what we’ve seen so far. Go 9 seasons.

  • Survivor Fan

    @Robert, @ Bill

    For the purpose of assessing correctness of your picks, this counts as a cancellation, right?

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman
  • Rebecca

    Sorry, there has been too much to read the last couple days! Didn’t see it when I first glanced at it.

  • Justin121

    Everybody thinking of watching C-Town: Be patient during the first 4-6 episodes. It’s worth it.

  • Justin121

    @Fake Me Out,

    How do you do quotes?

  • Samuel

    TBS, I’m in Canada, I have it and I have NEVER looked at what’s on this channel…

  • Samuel

    4th season? I thought this was season 2…

  • SJ

    Renewed on TBS, but cancelled on ABC. Let us not forget that, for those of us keeping score at home.

  • salim

    SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIX seasons and a movie boom, they should deffo include this renewal on tghis week community, would love to see abed reation

  • Mark

    Made by rough day AMAZING! Six seasons and a movie!

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