'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
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  • AA

    YES! :D

  • OddGuy

    I really don’t care if it’s 13 or 15 episodes. As long as we get another season, I’m happy. CT is easily the best sitcom at the moment, and I can’t wait for Season 5.

  • Bee


    and why stop at season 5? ;) what’s that thing they say? 6 seasons and a movie? lol LET’S DO IT!

    now TBS, please just save happy endings and you’ll officially become my favorite network ever. it’ll be even easier to turn into a hit than cougar town. PLEASE!

  • Dan T

    Proppped up ratings. There’s a reason you don’t see the show rerun much on the network. TBS could air static in that slot that’s cushioned by Big Bang Theory and it would do great in the ratings.

  • Oliver

    No surprise. The entire TBS deal was predicated on reaching enough episodes for syndication.

  • Will

    Good news for we CT fans. It really is a funny series.

  • RyanCanada

    13 ep is not enough

  • The Rookie

    Happy for the fans and quite intrigued with this line: “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.”

    This might be an effect of BBT lead-in, but still interesting that it gets younger on TBS. And also, this can actually make the dreams of Happy Endings fans of saving the show true.

  • Alan

    Its not the best comedy But glad it’s renewed!Happy for fans Hope it does well and maybe even get a sixth season

  • Tyson

    Happy Endings will have 57 episodes after the 2012-13 season. Cougar Town had 61 so the “15-13″ plan won’t work. TBS would need a “15-16″ plan for a show with worse ratings than Cougar Town had on ABC and without Courteney Cox (or any bankable star). As noted, public access shows would get good ratings on TBS following The Big Bang Theory.

  • maxwell

    YES!! my favorite show, i’m so happy!! Cheers to the most underrated comedy on TV right now!

  • Oliver

    TBS is trying to launch shows off TBBT while it’s still hot.

    I expect their aim is to programme the 10pm hour with originals year-round.

  • ed


    Season 5 HERE WE GO!


  • beedree

    i wish i could watch the show, i hear the writing is really good. it’s just too hard to look at all the weird surgery and botox that’s happening with those actresses. such a shame because they’re all talented.

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  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I am happy for the Cougar Town fans but as others have noted this was about walking the show up to the ratings numbers needed for stripped syndication. I doubt it was never going to not happen.

    The ratings have only been so-so and are about the same as or even slightly lower than cheaper TBS originals like Sullivan and Son and Men at Work. Not even to mention the rerun ratings for TBBT and Family Guy.

    I highly doubt TBS is going to pick up Happy Endings. Do they really want to be know as the station that picked ABC’s comedy garbage bin two years in a row for programming?

  • Fred

    Such a good comedy deserves the accolades .
    Now if HAPPY ENDINGS gets picked up, I will be elated .

  • toons

    i dont get some of you… you supposedly follow the tv biz… tbs doesn’t own cougar town… this paranoia conspiracy theory of we need to get to a certain magic number to syndicate makes no sense since they have no vested interest in making that happen… ABC and Disney will profit from it… not tbs

  • HotLatino4GayMarriage

    YESSSSS! GO CT!!!!

  • Neil

    More Wine please in a big glass.

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