TBS announced yesterday that they've greenlit a fifth season of Cougar Town, which means the cable network's move to rescue the low-rated ABC show paid off. This is great news for all ratings-challenged network shows, but especially for Happy Endings, another critically-acclaimed ABC series that is on the verge of cancellation this season.
Cougar Town debuted its fourth season on TBS in January, and the show's been averaging 2.8 million viewers an episode (and 1.7 mil with adults 18-49), which isn't too far from the numbers it was earning on ABC. Cougar Town is currently TBS's top-rated original primetime show ever with both adults 18-49 and total viewers. The fact that the network [...]
Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps are besties, apparently, so it only makes sense that Williams will come on by Busy's show, Cougar Town, for a visit. There's nothing official yet, but she said that "I really want to. I'm sure that we will at some point. I think they've got a couple more years on the show, so, I think we can find a way." Sounds fun!
These were gloomy days over in Cougar Town but things might be turning around. Cancellation wasn't certain but it was likely, as their numbers are around an NBC-esque 1.3 18-49 rating and the fact alone that ABC shortened its episode order this year, relegating it to a midseason replacement. It's being reported that TBS, home of the cable powerhouse known as old episodes of Big Bang Theory, are in talks to pick it up. The deal would be for two 15-episode seasons, which would put Cougar Town right in line for syndication. This is great news for an oft-overlooked show and television in general. We talk a [...]
Creator of Scrubs and Cougar Town Bill Lawrence sold a show to Fox reports Deadline, his second project to sell this season after CBS purchased a workplace comedy from him. The single-camera comedy is apparently "inspired by Lawrence’s real-life experiences" and focused on "a father-son relationship," which I again must fervently hope will involve surgically attaching a dad's living head to his teenage son's body. America is ready for a hook like that, right? It'd be like The Thing With Two Heads, minus the racism, plus heartwarming family moments.