Cougar Town Renewed For Fourth Season, Moving From ABC To TBS

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Someone hand me the wine. ABC Studios’ comedy series Cougar Town has been picked up by TBS and renewed for a fourth season, which wil air on the cable network in early 2013. While representative of TBS declined to comment, sources tell me that the pickup is for 15 episodes and that the network already has their eyes on a fifth season to air in 2014. Additionally, TBS has acquired the rights to the first three seasons of the show.

Cougar Town was created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel and stars Courtney Cox, Christa Miller, Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd & Ian Gomez and revolves around Jules Cobb, a forty something woman trying to get on with her life after a recent divorce. The shows fate had been in doubt given that the show’s delayed and abbrieviated third season saw a slip in the ratings compared to last season. The show is joining TBS’ lineup just as the Turner owned network is building its portfolio of originals, which will also include new comedies Men At Work, Sullivan & Son and The Wedding Band.

Speaking of the move to TBS, Michael Wright, President and Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), said: “Cougar Town is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters. We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series.”

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