May 10th, 2012
02:51 PM ET
"Cougar Town" will live to see a fourth season, but not on ABC.
TBS announced Thursday that it's picking up the Courteney Cox-starring comedy, with new episodes to roll out in early 2013. (Even better for "Cougar Town" fans: TBS has also snapped up encore rights to the first three seasons as well.)
"'Cougar Town' is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters," the TBS/TNT/Turner Classic Movies programming head Michael Wright said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have 'Cougar Town' moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series."
TBS is owned by CNN's parent company.
It's been a rough ride for "Cougar Town," which opened its third season with a series low. According to Entertainment Weekly, the show averaged about 5.3 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the adult demographic this season after moving to a Tuesday night timeslot.
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