'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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  • Mari


  • CBSviewer

    If it continues like that the Show can get a sixth season :)

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    No toons but ABC and WB likely made the cost of the rights to distribution, at a rate that made airing the modest rated CT palatable to renew in order to get it to syndication numbers for ABC/WB.

  • Alan

    Suck that, ABC! They must be regretting by cancelling it especially with all their sitcoms failing.

  • Michael


    You obviously do know anything about raitings then… those raitings for cougar town were good because its on tbs… if it were on ABC, FOX, CBS or even NBC..

    most of the time what you say means nothing because its incorrect… though i do agree on some of the shows you talk about such as Americans ratings, and the awful anger management

  • toons

    @anthony… even if that’s true tbs still needs a financial motivation to renew the show. it’s not charity. i guess they could make a deal with tbs to pick it up and then “we will give you something in return”… but the reality is the ratings are pretty good, the show which i just started watching on tbs is a lot of fun and they prob just renewed for those reasons. and as for future seasons… there’s always a chance if the show is too expensive the actors and staff take a cut… i remember the futurama crew took a pay cut so the show could return to comedy central…

  • Jay

    I bet season 5 will be it since TBS only signed on for two seasons. They seem to be very cautious only renewing it for 13 episodes.

  • rob60990

    “Suck that, ABC! They must be regretting by cancelling it especially with all their sitcoms failing.”

    Ya they totally regret cancelling a sitcom that averages like a 1.3.

  • rob60990


  • Anthony Parello (AP076)


    Production studios cut down the rate at which they sell a show to the airing network at least sometimes. The often cited one here is that Sony cut the rate for Fox to air episodes of Til Death until it got to at least approaching syndication. It has also been assumed around these parts that it was done by WB to get Fox to air Fringe. Perhaps for a fourth season and/or the 12 episode 5th season.

    Obviously these deals aren’t laying around for the public to read but they are are very reasonable inferences. What is in it for TBS is the profit which lies somewhere within the equation, ad revenue generated-cost of show -cost to promote show=profit.

  • R


    They don’t regret cancelling it at all. The ratings were bad. ABC Studios is still producing the show for TBS so they’ll profit from syndication. It’s been the perfect deal for them.

  • Ram510

    COUGAR TOWN!!!!!!!!

    I which it was more episodes. Both that they show will be over 88 episodes is this the final season. If it is I hope they announce it ahead of time

  • toons

    @anthony in the end… shows get renewed or cancelled based on profit… whatever the equation… whatever the speculation… whatever the conspiracy minded thoughts some have on this website… (not you) the fact is this show is getting picked up for it’s popularity and profitability… this is not till death… and if it were that easy i’m surprised cbs didn’t save old christine for a few extra charity seasons… it actually reminds me of a reverse situation when i worked at wb when i first got to LA… i was working on a few pilots and the stage next door was housing the tail end of the drew carey show… we shared the copy machine lol… abc had ordered 3 seasons worth but as soon as they did the bottom fell out but they had to honor the contract so even though the series had been off the air for over a year they were still in production. ouch… in that case there are way too many episodes… i loved driving around in the golf cart

  • Fábio

    Good news! Now TBS please save Happy Endings if ABC cancels it. CT and HE would be a perfect fit!

  • Steven

    Greattttt news very excited to hear this

  • jimmers

    i do not watch this (I’ve seen like 5 episodes only and it is funny)….but I’m really happy for them. Well deserved. I just hope Happy Endings gets recognition from TBS too (if anything).

  • Ram510

    By the end obit run on ABC I don’t think they regret moving CT, but I think ABc regrets changing the Wednesday line up so much. They had a solid line up before they put CT on hiatus and created this revolving door of sitcoms at 830 and (now) 930 in the last season and a half. It should be The Middle, Suburgatory, Modern Family, Cougar Town. At least then they would only have to worry about the 830 slot

  • zilla-rilla

    OMGGGGGGG. best news everRRRrrrrRRR

  • tvfan2013

    No brainer .. show does well for TBS :)

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    I’m happy for CT! this season have been a lot of fun but let’s keep it real, it’s not happening for HE or APT23, it’s time to move on.

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