Where once 'Cougar Town' fans had begun to lose hope that the wine-soaked series would ever be given its proper due on ABC, the acclaimed comedy has finally found its true home on TBS. Following a successful fourth season still in progress at its new TBS spot, 'Cougar Town' has officially been renewed for a fifth season to begin in 2014. Hear what TBS has to say about pouring another glass of 'Cougar Town' inside!
Fans of Bill Lawrence's post- 'Scrubs' wine-soaked sitcom 'Cougar Town' all breathed a collective sigh of relief earlier this year when TBS announced it would pick up the show for a fourth season, preventing ABC from giving it the cork. But when will the cul de sac crew crew officially return? Rather than straight out tell you, why not show you in joyous song, chock with cameos and one very happy 'Community' character?
No worries, 'Cougar Town' fans. Just kick back and pour yourselves another giant glass of wine. Not only are future seasons of the cul de sac crew assured for airing on TBS following the move from ABC, but the show has picked up a successor to creator Bill Lawrence's tenure as show runner. Series creators Lawrence and Kevin Biegel themselves have said they wouldn't step down without leaving someone great in their place, which is more than 'Community' fans have to say. So who got the gig?
It's difficult to avoid the holidays, no matter how hard you try. For reasons related to the show's hiatus, Jules and the gang can't celebrate them all - but they plan to in "It'll All Work Out."
Be ready, you might need a little bit of wine to wash this one down. While 'Cougar Town' fans were overjoyed to learn that the cul de sac crew would return for a forth season (albeit on new network TBS), it seems one key member won't be taking the trip along with them. But what does it mean for the future of the show, and who might depart along with them?
The story is that Bill Lawrence was throwing ideas for bad sitcoms around the writers room at 'Scrubs.' As cougars - the idea of older women hooking up with younger men - were a popular meme in pop culture, Lawrence threw out the idea of 'Cougar Town.' Lawrence and Kevin Biegel ran with it, and the rest is history.
Co-creator/writer/executive producer Biegel and the entirety of the 'Cougar Town' crew had to deal with a year where they didn't know if they'd have a future, but Thursday it was announced the show would be moving to TBS for at least two more seasons, getting the show to a syndication friendly 100 episodes. We got a chance to talk exclusively with Kevin about the show and the move. Check it out...
Break out the wine! Bill Lawrence and Courteney Cox-starring comedy 'Cougar Town' fans can officially rest easy that their beloved series will have a new home after the current season. And considering all the shuffling the show has been through, and even stars speaking out about ABC's handling of the series, the decision didn't come a moment too soon.
Hurricane party! "Down South" is the latest episode of 'Cougar Town,' and it showcases why its one of the best shows on network TV. Mixing comedy with earned emotions, it may not have been the best episode of their run, but it shows that - even with the ratings and scheduling problems - it's been a great season.