'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.

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  • Kelby

    This show stinks! I do not know how it got renewed for another season. I support tv shows that are not reality, but dead gum. This show is beyond me. It is not funny at all.

  • Dan

    Knew this was coming, 91 episodes and syndication and Penny Can

  • Ben

    Thank you TBS for giving Cougar Town a second chance. Just like Comedy Central gave Futurama a second chance.

  • Alan

    My dream would be for TBS to pick up Happy Endings. I honestly think a Cougar Town-Happy Endings block would work!

  • Jamey

    13 episodes is a pretty standard cable season…unless you’re Hot in Cleveland. As long as it can hover at or just below a 1.0 I think 6 seasons is a safe bet. Bill Lawrence himself said before that he can see the show lasting 6 seasons. Rob is a sad sad very sad idiot. And yes I am name calling.

  • TerryJacksonNYC

    I’m happy that it’s been renewed, since it’ll make a lot of people happy. But I have to make one little complaint when it comes to this release. Now, I’m going to be splitting hairs here, but it’s worth mentioning. Before I make the complaint, though, I should at least say that, as far as ABC press releases go, this is pretty straightforward and doesn’t exaggerate in the way that the daily releases do.

    So, for the splitting of hairs: this isn’t a TBS original, which is implied in the first sentence when it states that TBS has renewed “its” hit original comedy. I’m not going to get into whether or not it’s really a “hit,” even though I could, but I do think people should be honest about the fact that Cougar Town is not a TBS original ANYTHING.

    To those mentioning the 13 episode count, I don’t see the problem. Shows are renewed every year with a different count than they had the year before. Everybody knew that TBS was picking up ABC’s show because it was the best way to get the show into syndication. That said, if they want a GOOD syndication rate, they can aim for 100 episodes, which would mean a season six would involve 12 episodes (or 11 official episodes, with a one-hour finale, bringing the actual count to 101 episodes, I think).

    So, don’t be surprised if there is another similar press release in another 11 or 12 months. It might even come the day after the premier of the first season five episode. If the numbers are any good, this is almost assured.

  • Patrick Gillease

    This is great news indeed! CT is a funny, smartly written show and makes me LOL and feel good every week I watch it. Suck it ABC !! Glad the show has a home where it is appreciated now ;)

    I hope TBS does the same when Already Been Canceled dumps “Happy Endings.” Put it on after CT and I will have a full hour to watch on TBS every week when I watched nothing there before!

  • OERM

    I guess if episode 5.13 is the series finale will be one hour so they could split in 2 for syndication and gets 90 episodes.

  • Roco

    @Jamey, I agree Rob is a sad person, he doesnt have a personal life, always have something negative to say about everything…

  • TonyLeadholm

    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! And that’s all i have to say about that!

  • Alan

    I know that season 3’s numbers were bad, but they are actually good if you compare them to Don’t Trust the B, Happy Endings, and it did fairly good since it was moved to midseason and still a lot of people waited.

  • PurpleDrazi

    This is so Ted Dansen! ;-)

  • evesix

    Stupid show should have been cancelled after the 3rd season. It’s a good thing the producers of the show have money to financing the renewal…

  • Michael1

    It’s been beating “Smash” on NBC ever since it aired. That is relevant, because it is allowing Conan to close the gap with Leno. Can you imagine if Conan were to overtake Leno? Especially since NBC paid Conan $45 Million to go to TBS.

  • PurpleDrazi


    That makes no sense. Why give it three seasons? If you really think the show is stupid you should have said it needed to be cancled after the first season.

    I mean really, if you’re going to insult a show get it right. :-)

  • forg

    Congratulations! :D

  • Olivier

    Very happy!! I wish I knew about CT before this year, because it’s my new favourite show.

  • Watcher

    I’m glad to see them get another season, even though it may very well be due to syndication, that doesn’t matter. More episodes is all that counts. I didn’t like the show initially; the first 3-5 eps were bad, and the pilot is awful imo, but after that they really found their way, love the cast and show now.

    There is something seriously wrong with people who come on this site to bash shows that they do not watch.. are you lives that miserable that you have to make others miserable too? It’s pathetic. Grow up!You don’t watch it, yet you seem to have a vested interest in wanting it to fail? Seek professional help.

  • Rebecca

    YES! That’s great news to come home to (just got back from Disney World last night). I love Cougar Town, the more episodes the better. Even though I have to stream it online now since I don’t have cable/TBS.

  • Charlie R

    You keep going cougar town
    The show has 3 season left in it
    Cougar town will get over 100 episode and keep going
    Bill Lawrence can write and Courtney cox and the cast can deliver
    Congrats to all well deserved
    Charlie R

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