TBS has renewed its comedy series Cougar Town for a fifth season of 13 episodes, which is set to air in 2014. The comedy series, which aired its first three seasons on ABC before segueing to TBS for its most recent run, is set to wrap its fourth season on April 9th.
Created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel, Cougar Town follows a group of friends (known as the cul-de-sac crew), led by Jules Cobb, who support each other through the challenges and pitfalls of life; with a little dysfunction and a whole lot of wine. The comedy series stars Courtney Cox, Christa Miller, Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd & Ian Gomez.
“Cougar Town has been everything we hoped it would be: a smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud comedy that shines a bright light on the TBS brand,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “This season, the brilliant cast and immensely creative production team on Cougar Town have crafted their best episodes yet, and we couldn’t be happier inviting them back for more.”
The show’s 15 episode fourth season has been averaging 2.8 million viewers, 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 812,000 adults 18-34 in Live + 7 delivery. The show ranks as TBS’s top original primetime series in both total viewers and Adults 18-49. As part of Cougar Town‘s successful transition to cable, new episodes on TBS are drawing an audience whose median age is seven years younger than the show’s last season on ABC.