May 10th, 2012
02:51 PM ET
'Cougar Town's' moving to TBS
"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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First season was good. Jumped the shark with getting together with the neighbor,(boring suprise) having a "suprise" baby with another woman who's now another character with lines and working in a baby that's perfect in every way(brady bunch cousin), and in Florida who, the hot one, courtney, never shows any skin!!! (skinny jeans in humid 90degree weather don't cut it) And WHAT MAN would put up with Scrubs "jordan". Does she know how to play any other roles! In real life she's have no life and NO FRIENDS. AND, the born again bachelor with endless "companions" is now a family man overnite with no issues...yeah right. I realize it's comedy but to TBS you go!!!! buh bye. And Otto, what "group" are you talkin about? Courtney barely makes the cut. (yes, I used "__" quotes ALOT)
A hot group of women.
cougar Town is my favorite show.
Now if they will only pick up The Finder and Alcatraz and Tera Nova........ Please Please
Isn't that where all shows go to die.
Cougar Town struggled because, true to form, ABC moved it to a different night and put it on hiatus, alienating fans. ABC sabotages its own shows by making changes and not allowing the fan base to build. ABC did the same thing with Men In Trees and Pushing Daisies, two great shows that should have been given more time to develop. Congrats to TBS for being wise enough to pick up Cougar Town!
There is little likable or relatable in any of the characters. THAT'S what makes them funny. I wonder if the TBS guy has even seen the show?
great, they can keep standing around the cougar's kitchen and drink wine while seeing who can be the snarkiest! comedy gold! puke.