Jennifer Aniston headed to 'Cougar Town'
August 23rd, 2010
01:51 PM ET

Jennifer Aniston headed to 'Cougar Town'

Jennifer Aniston could probably use a reunion with a good “Friend” right about now.

Amidst plenty of questioning on whether or not the actress, 41, has lost her box office touch comes news that she'll join former on-screen (and real-life) buddy Courteney Cox in the “Cougar Town” premiere on Wednesday, September 22 at 9:30 p.m.

This marks the second time the two have teamed up since “Friends” came to an end in 2004; Aniston previously joined Cox on the short-lived series “Dirt” in 2007.

“Cougar Town” stars Cox as the romance-seeking divorcee Jules Cobb, and according to EW, Aniston will get inside Cobb's head as a shrink named Bonnie.

“Kind of a get-too-involved-in-her-life-type of therapist,” the show’s executive producer Bill Lawrence told EW. “Those guys are so close in real life they kind of do that for each other anyway. Bonnie has the life Jules wishes she has.”

It looks like Cox and Aniston are planning to bring back some of their old comedic chemistry - Lawrence revealed that the pair was excited to do something centered around comedy again. "Every day that those two talk they have more ideas about [the role]," he said. "It’s definitely something they’re both involved in creatively.”

So if you do tune in for “Cougar’s” second season premiere, you’ll realize that this show's sense of humor has evolved since its first season premiere.

“I want as many people as I can get to see what the show kind of became last year,” Lawrence told EW. “It went from a typical TV show trying to find itself to something that I’m really proud of and like and think is really funny."

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  1. Rolyat

    I still can't believe there are Movie Studios out there that invest millions in the making of a film staring Jennifer Aniston thinking they will have a hit on their hands. What Idiots! She had one film that did well. NOT SPECTACULAR, but well.
    (Marley & Me). The rest were basically flops. Anyone could have predicted that "The Switch" would be a flop. She's worth in excess of $120 million. She's finacially set. She was good on friends, but she's not a movie star. She needs to disappear and concentrate on growing up.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUSH

    This must be the only picture they have of these 2...not that they dont look delicious next to each other.

    August 24, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. TellItLikeItIs

    Who cares about the cougar idea?! Has she commented on her ignorant mistake on the Regis show yet? If not, what is she waiting for?

    August 24, 2010 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  4. slimblackchic

    Its so amazing that you guys know all about Jen and still just spew so much rubbish. If she is that insignificant and you make time out to comment about her, what does it say about you.
    Besides a retard is aretard and saying on natinal TV or in your kitchen does not mean you are addressing anyone.
    You guys should get a life.

    August 24, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • TellItLikeItIs

      She needs to comment publicly about that statement and and apologize. Not that hard to do.

      August 24, 2010 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  5. CECE

    If it comes to it,maybe Jennifer can join her father on a soap opera –her dad is on Days of Our Lives. I like her,looking forward to her guest spot on Courtneys show

    August 24, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |

    I wish I was young enough for her to be my cougar.
    She was hot then and she's hot now.
    Jen has a fine looking a$$.

    August 24, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Kelly

    What 41 yr old woman says words like "retard" on national tv? Aniston is very insensitive and should address what she said. But her silence speaks volumes to me. I mean she came out and addressed the rumor that she was eating baby food. Why not say something about this? I think she's very child-like for 41. I think her films are awful and she'll do anything for money, even sell perfume and bottled water. It's hard to respect someone like her. I like actors who have REAL talent and do good movies not sell-outs with very little going on upstairs.

    August 24, 2010 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      It's a word for goodness sakes! I don't know how old you are, but when I was a child, the term "retard" didn't carry the same stigma that it has today. Political correctness has ruined our sense of freedom in this country because we are so concerned about purging the language of any and all discriminatory elements that we have moved beyond the realm of purification and into the realm of censorship.
      I understand that using a term that equates a mental handicap with acting goofy is not justified and appropriate, but but let's not get all bent out of shape about things like this. There are many more important things to worry about.

      August 24, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
    • SirReal

      I agree; it is just a damn word. Could someone please stick a knife in the heart of the political correctness vampire? That thing is sucking the life out of everything we know and hold dear.

      Jennifer Anniston is a serious hottie and I have always enjoyed her work.

      August 24, 2010 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. suzy diamond

    I like Jennifer but she needs to stick to the small screen. She's had more box office flops than Hollyweird's had face lifts!
    Maybe she needs to get a new agent! She keeps taking these awful roles!! Is she just going for the quick buck?

    August 24, 2010 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. MP

    The women are nice enough, but it's the fans who are so dumb to reward them so much for so little. A million per episode for Friends or whatever the hell it was? They were laughing all the way to the bank on your blind adoration. I never watch a single episode and never will. Only dumb audience with low IQ would allow that kind of folly to happen.

    August 24, 2010 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. Zane

    How come older women who date younger men are called "cougars" but older men who date younger women are still called "dirty old b@$t@rd$"?

    August 24, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jane

    Why do you all insist upon dumping on Jennifer Anniston. I am surprised you all have any intelligent listeners. I know I don't intend to be a fan anymore. Jan did nothing. The new movie is great! She is not finished by any means. The big "retard" word was the "saying" for a long time with no insult intended by anyone. There are enough mean and real freaks for you all to pound on. Stop making something out of nothing. Jennifer is a great actress and does not deserve all this poor publicity you are pouring out. Get some real news!!

    August 24, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. Spartacus

    WHO FRIKKIN' CARES? She's A "No Talent" with ZERO BRAINS, ZERO APPEAL, and ZERO credibility, yet somehow once again CNN desires to fule this complete B.S. when they could be reporting on something of actual substance.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Helena Handbag

      Speaking of ZERO BRAINS and ZERO CREDIBILITY, Spartacus, how do you spell fuel? Seriously. I mean, it's only a four-letter word and you're pretty good with those, right?

      August 24, 2010 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  13. robodeo

    Might as well go slumming for boy toys 'cause she sure can't act. What was once a "hottie" has now aged into "moderately attractive.

    August 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Daniel Troppy

    What a STYLISH union.

    August 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Helena Handbag

    Spending some time in Cougar Town would be a huge improvement on Loser Town, which is precisely where Jen has been dating for the last several years. John Mayer? Vince Vaughn?? Not if they were the last men on the planet.

    August 23, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Serendipity

    Wow, what a bunch of jealous, nasty, haters on here today...... if you don't like Jen or the show...why did you take the time to read the article? Bet you all sit around watching Jersey Shore and loving on snooki......... gag.

    August 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • CalgarySandy

      I suspect that the Aniston haters are also Jersey Shore haters as it is, from seeing ads, just another trashy show hoping to do a repeat of that moronic show Friends. The plots are recycled over and over with interchangeable actors.

      August 24, 2010 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  17. Lord Aiducan

    Why do people like Jennifer Aniston? She looks like a guy with long hair.

    August 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  18. piece

    Jen "Over-the-Hill" Aniston wants to be a mommy.

    But wouldn't the child wonder why so many men are sleeping with mommy day after day after day?

    August 23, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  19. pierce

    If both of these actresses put their heads together they could probably figure out how to open a door.

    August 23, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  20. ejg2

    How bout Jen just going away. Nobody is attracted to her

    August 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  21. saftgek

    It appears Ms. Aniston has hit a bad time in her life. Poor decision-making seems to be her strong point today.

    Perhaps some time off from the public and introspection in her personal and professional life are in order. Sounds as though she could also use some professional advice and counsel.

    I've long enjoyed her work, and sincerely hope she can get back on track.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  22. RL

    The best cougar of all is Demi Moore, but the likes of Aniston and Cox would be so small in comparasion to her...besides, they would just be jealous of the better acting skills of Ms. Moore and throw another hissy fit so that we could feel pity once again.

    August 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  23. LR

    double yawn...two hasbeens trying so hard to be relevant....sorry, sounds like an old rerun to me and I distested Friends....I thought those actors were the worst – ego driven nonsensical and oh so revolting cute...please, grow up!

    August 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Brad P

    Losing her "box office touch" ? How can you lose something you never had?

    You'd think with the endless publicity she gets that she would have had some recent success to be considered an "A-list" actress...but apparently not. She's getting to the point where she is more famous for who she is than what she does...

    My favorite JA movie is Office Space and her part is so small I almost forgot she was in it.

    She might be a good actress but like someone else said, she's the same in every role ... basically Jennifer Aniston...on a movie screen...with a yellow lab, or breaking up with Vince Vaughn...(another guy who has the same problem)

    She is quite attractive though...but also quite annoying...

    August 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  25. innovativefx

    Whoever coined the term 'Cougar' needs to be shot!

    August 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • CalgarySandy

      Some idiot who thought older women never dated a younger man until they made up this insulting word. Demi is not the first. It is not a new phenomenon. I want an equally rude word for men who date younger women. Spare us the chorus of "lucky."

      August 24, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  26. Who is she????

    Never heard of her before.

    August 23, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Molly

    Looks like Jennifer Aniston's career has officially landed in the crapper, with a mighty thud. She should stay on TV and stop making mediocre films, appearing as Rachel Green ad nauseum.

    August 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  28. 1jimmyhoffa


    August 23, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. gabbyj

    Thats Modern Family

    August 23, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  30. gabbyj

    this Is a fun show to watch/ ALSO the Middle& Morden Family

    August 23, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  31. S.Carr

    Great actress, terrible show. Exactly the kind of garbage ABC has been putting out the last few years.

    August 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  32. George Bright

    No mention here that Courtney Cox's other female co-star from "Friends" has already appeared on "Cougar Town" – Lisa Kudrow appeared last season. Can David Schwimmer be far behind?

    August 23, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  33. dgmgdm


    August 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  34. donny-chickenpotpie

    I'd get in the middle of that!

    August 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Michael

    One more reason not to watch this dumb show...

    August 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      I like the show. It's very funny.

      August 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • LVGirl

      Agreed. I watch one episode. It was so awful. I don't understand what people see.

      August 23, 2010 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • JacklynD

      I like the show too. I think it is charming, quirky and funny.

      August 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Michael

      Of course it's not worth watching... If I wanted to see cougars I would just need to walk into a local bar.

      August 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  36. ReallyCouldntCareLess

    Lesbian scene gets my vote.

    August 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Kelly

      When I see Jen, I think of the "N' word. When she is naked, the "N" word means "NICE" When she talks, the "N" word means "Naive". So she should just shut up and appear naked.

      August 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • tjintucson

      I would do both of them, even at the same time.

      August 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam

      mm-hmm, a friend sandwich.

      August 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • LVGirl

      That sounds gross. Jen looks hard to the touch. No wonder why Brad Pitt left her for Angelina.

      August 23, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael S

      Ten years ago maybe. They both are starting to show their age.

      August 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • CalgarySandy

      Finally. Will she now stop acting like a teenager dragging her torch for Brad behind her? She does not act, she is type cast. Always the same role. Needing a friend to give her a hand out, over and over. It is nearly two late for her to be a mother and she has struck out so many times with men. Likely the best she can do is a tv show where stronger actors can give substance to the show.

      August 24, 2010 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |

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