'Cougar Town' Moving to TBS Next Season?Kevin Fitzpatrick |
Poor Bill Lawrence has had to deal with a good deal of turnaround in his career, first after NBC opted not to pick up an eighth season of 'Scrubs,' before ABC picked up the final season and hosted a quasi-spin-off, before pulling the plug on its first season. So too has 'Cougar Town' had its share of shuffling by ABC, but now it seems as if Courtney Cox and her wine-drinking friends might have a new home for a fourth season...
Deadline reports that while no official moves have been made, 'Cougar Town' has a few prying eyes looking to pick up the series if ABC opts not to renew for a fourth season. The show has faced difficulties airing on ABC for its current season, having been taken out of the its cushy post-'Modern Family' time slot, its episode order was reduced and being kept off ABC’s fall and mid-season schedules until finally returning in the Tuesday 8:30 p.m. slot following the swift cancellation of 'Work It.'
Though Turner Entertainment would only comment that “Should the show become available, TEN looks at all opportunities presented to us that fit our brand,” current reports suggest that an order for two fifteen-episode seasons of the critically acclaimed sitcom might emerge this week. Sources stress that moving from broadcast to a cable network is always a tricky financial prospect, though Turner previously picked up 'Southland' from NBC, which itself recently got renewed for a fifth season.
Of course, ABC still has to review its options, as several of its existing series have likely renewals, including 'Modern Family,' and 'Happy Endings,' as well as new series 'Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23,' and Tim Allen’s 'Last Man Standing.'
What say you? Would you watch if 'Cougar Town' moved to TBS, or is the series best left with one-last wine-soaked finale if ABC passes on a fourth season? Pour yourself a glass, and tell us what you think in the comments below!