'Cougar Town' Renewed for Fifth Season by TBS

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March 25th, 2013


via press release:

TBS has renewed its hit original comedy Cougar Town, produced by ABC Studios and starring Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins and Brian Van Holt. The network has ordered 13 episodes for season five, which is expected to launch in 2014. Cougar Town joined the TBS lineup in January for the show’s fourth season. It currently airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with the season finale slated for April 9.

Cougar Town has been everything we hoped it would be: a smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud comedy that shines a bright light on the TBS brand,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “This season, the brilliant cast and immensely creative production team on Cougar Town have crafted their best episodes yet, and we couldn’t be happier inviting them back for more.”

Cougar Town centers on the “cul de sac crew,” a tight-knit group of friends who keep things funny while supporting each other through the challenges and pitfalls of life – with a little dysfunction and a whole lot of wine. Courteney Cox stars as Jules Cobb, a recently remarried mom who is never far from her wine and her friends, including her new husband, Grayson (Josh Hopkins); her under-achieving ex-husband, Bobby (Brian Van Holt); her next-door neighbor and confidante, Ellie (Christa Miller); her feisty protégé, Laurie (Busy Philipps); and Ellie’s loveably average husband, Andy (Ian Gomez). They are frequently joined by Jules’ 21-year-old son, Travis (Dan Byrd), who tends to be far more mature than anyone else in the group.

Cougar Town was co-created by executive producer Bill Lawrence (Scrubs, Spin City) and consulting producer Kevin Biegel (Scrubs). Courteney Cox and David Arquette also serve as executive producers.

Cougar Town Ratings

Since launching its fourth season on TBS Jan. 8, Cougar Town has averaged 2.8 million viewers, 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 812,000 adults 18-34 in Live + 7 delivery. The show ranks as TBS’s top original primetime series ever with adults 18-49 and total viewers. As part of Cougar Town‘s successful transition to cable, new episodes on TBS are drawing an audience whose median age is seven years younger than the show’s last season on broadcast.

Connect with TBS’s Cougar Town

Website: http://www.tbs.com/show/cougar-town
http://twitter.com/CougarTownTBS  | #CougarTownTBS

  • AJ

    Yes!!!! I knew…. Go Cougar Town!!!!! :D

  • Mike

    Knew it would happen……

    @rob0960 or whatever his name is who’s alway talking bad about shows…

    I’m not a fan of cougar town because I never seen it but it was obvious it would get renewed…. In yo face

  • Anonymous

    HECK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • DW

    more plastic surgery for everybody. :)

  • George

    Yeah! Although I notice they’re getting two less episodes…

  • livvy


  • Nazel

    13 episodes only? :(

  • rob60990

    ha, not even 15 episodes, only 13. 89 episodes then cancelled. :D

  • Jared

    Good News for Cougar Town fans. Happy to see TBS standing behind this show.

  • Justin

    Which will get it to 91 episodes.

  • Doug

    76 episodes after this season + 13 episodes next season = 89, the magic syndication number.

    TBS should pick up Happy Endings, which has a bit further to go before reaching syndication.

  • Rob3008

    Fantastic news! People have been quick to bash it and I know it’s only PR spin, but being the network’s top original programme with 18-49 year olds is pretty impressive.

  • Justin

    Sorry about what I just posted with 91 episodes.

    @Doug Agreed.

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  • Kyle R


    Are you really trying to make a big deal about two episodes to try and hide the fact that you’ve been proclaiming this show is going to be canceled for months? Not to mention, you do the same thing with tons of other shows and usually are completely wrong. Also, you’ve been doing this for YEARS. It’s gotten to the point where it’s not even annoying, it’s just sad.

  • Adam

    I remember when Cougr Town, Modern Family, and The Middle premiered on ABC in 2009. Cougar Town had the best 18-49 rating of the three and yet while Modern Family and The Middle grew, Cougar Town didn’t.

  • John A

    Why bother with 13? 12 would do to get 88. Then cancel it

  • rob60990

    Please go back and state 1 post where I said TBS would cancel it. I don’t recall ever stating that. I knew it would get renewed and I’m sure ABC really pushed for it. I’m good at stating a show pulls bad ratings without saying it will be cancelled. :D

  • Tom

    Great news! This will probably be it though considering TBS only bought rights to 2 new seasons. After the 5th season the contracts are up and my guess is the costs would rise too much for a 6th season. Still, completely happy that one of my favourite shows got to 89 episodes!

  • were123

    Good! I don’t watch the show, but I’m happy for the fans. This also means that some networks shows can do well on cable, so I’m crossing my fingers for TBS picking up Happy Endings!!!

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