Rumor has it ABC was very close to canceling ‘Cougar Town’. But Courteney Cox and her cast members no longer have to worry, as TBS has ordered a fourth season of the comedy to start airing in 2013!
TBS to the rescue!
The cable network has ordered a fourth season of the comedy to begin airing in early 2013. In addition, TBS has purchased the rights to Cougar Town‘s first three seasons of 61 episodes that originally aired on ABC. “Cougar Town is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS. “We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series.”
On ABC this season, Cougar Town averaged 5.3 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the adult demo, nosediving after it was moved to Tuesday nights and away from its previous Modern Family lead-in. With the axe hanging over the show, TBS stepped in and rescued Courteney Cox and Co. from cancellation.
Busy Phillips, who plays Laurie Keller on the comedy, had a couple choice words for ABC earlier this week. Before she learned the fate of her show, she said:
“It’s not been fun to feel like the ugly stepsister of the network,” Phillipps, who plays Laurie Keller, told E! Online. “They moved us around, they took us off the air for months … If TBS is willing to launch the show in a real great way and we would actually have like billboards and commercials, that would be really cool.”
Philipps has been vocal about her frustrations. Initially, when ABC decreased “Cougar Town’s” episode order, she told TVLine, “The writers have amazing stuff planned out for this season, and now they’re going to have to condense … I feel bad for them. I feel bad for everyone. It’s a bummer. It sucks.”
I only watched one – maybe two episodes of ‘Cougar Town’. I just didn’t find it funny, not my kind of humor I guess. Are any of you still watching it?