TBS: ‘Cougar Town’ Renewed For Season Five

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Via Press Release:

Break Out the Wine – TBS’s “Cougar Town” is Coming Back for Season 5

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Cougar-TownTBS has renewed its hit original comedy Cougar Town, produced by ABC Studios and starringCourteney CoxChrista Miller, Busy Philipps,Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins and Brian Van Holt. The network has ordered 13 episodes for season five, which is expected to launch in 2014. Cougar Town joined the TBS lineup in January for the show’s fourth season. It currently airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), with the season finale slated for April 9.

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 Townhave crafted their best episodes yet, and we couldn’t be happier inviting them back for more.”

Cougar Town centers on the “cul de sac crew,” a tight-knit group of friends who keep things funny while supporting each other through the challenges and pitfalls of life – with a little dysfunction and a whole lot of wine. Courteney Cox stars as Jules Cobb, a recently remarried mom who is never far from her wine and her friends, including her new husband, Grayson (Josh Hopkins); her under-achieving ex-husband, Bobby (Brian Van Holt); her next-door neighbor and confidante, Ellie (Christa Miller); her feisty protégé, Laurie (Busy Philipps); and Ellie’s loveably average husband, Andy (Ian Gomez). They are frequently joined by Jules’ 21-year-old son, Travis (Dan Byrd), who tends to be far more mature than anyone else in the group.

Cougar Town was co-created by executive producer Bill Lawrence (ScrubsSpin City) and consulting producer Kevin Biegel (Scrubs). Courteney Cox and David Arquette also serve as executive producers.

Cougar Town Ratings

Since launching its fourth season on TBS Jan. 8, Cougar Town has averaged 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 ever with adults 18-49 and total viewers. 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 broadcast.

Connect with TBS’s Cougar Town

Website: http://www.tbs.com/show/cougar-town
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About TBS

TBS is basic cable’s reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features original primetime comedy series like Cougar TownMen at Work,Sullivan & Son, King of the NerdsWho Gets the Last Laugh? and Deon Cole’s Black Box, as well as the Emmy®-winning late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

TBS is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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SHOCK! ‘Cougar Town’ Renewed For Fourth Season… BY TBS!

Via Press Release

Release Date: 5/10/2012
TBS Takes Over Cougar Town

Cougar Town, the acclaimed sitcom starring Golden Globe® nomineeCourteney Cox, is moving to TBS. The top-rated network has ordered a fourth season of Cougar Town, to begin airing in early 2013. In addition, TBS has garnered the encore 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, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series.”

In Cougar Town, Cox stars as Jules Cobb, a recently divorced mom struggling with the challenges and pitfalls that come with a new chapter in her life. Jules spends much of her time enjoying wine with her group of friends known as the “cul de sac crew.” They include her under-achieving ex-husband, Bobby (Brian Van Holt); next-door neighbor and confidante Ellie (Christa Miller); Ellie’s loveably average husband, Andy (Ian Gomez); Jules’ fiancé and neighbor, Grayson (Josh Hopkins); and Jules’ feisty protégé, Laurie (Busy Philipps). Meanwhile, Jules’ college-student son, Travis (Dan Byrd), often proves himself more adult than anyone in the group.

Cougar Town was co-created by executive producer/writer/director Bill Lawrence (ScrubsSpin City) and executive producer/writer Kevin Biegel (Scrubs). Courteney Cox and David Arquette also serve as executive producers. Cougar Town is produced by ABC Studios.

Cougar Town is the latest project to join TBS’s ever-growing slate of original series. The lineup also includes the May 24 debut of the new buddy comedy series Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson, James Lesure, Michael Cassidy, Adam Busch and Meredith Hagner. In July, TBS will launch Sullivan & Son, a new sitcom starring comedian Steve Byrne and executive-produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Rob Long. This year will also include the debut ofWedding Band, a new scripted comedy series starring Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor, Derek Miller, Melora Hardin, Jenny Wade and Kathryn Fiore. TBS will set out to crown the ultimate nerd in the reality-competition series King of the Nerds (working title), hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.

About TBS
TBS is basic cable’s #1 network among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features the Emmy®-nominated late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien; and original primetime comedy series like Men at WorkSullivan & Son, Cougar TownTyler Perry’s For Better or WorseWedding Band andKing of the Nerds (w.t.). TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, as well as blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

TBS Cancels Lopez Tonight: 546,000 People Are Pissed, No One Else Cares

We are pleased to announce that The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that TBS will not be renewing George Lopez’s late night talk show, Lopez Tonight.

“TBS has reached the difficult decision not to order a third season of Lopez Tonight,” a spokesperson added. “We are proud to have partnered with George Lopez, who is an immensely talented comedian and entertainer. TBS has valued its partnership with George and appreciates all of his work on behalf of the network, both on and off the air.”

Really?  “…Immensely talented?”  This was a “…difficult decision?”  OK… Let’s be completely honest: George Lopez sucks donkey balls… metaphorically speaking, of course.  What the man does in his personal time, we have no insight on nor can we comment on.  But, the fact is that he hasn’t been funny in over a decade.  Don’t get us wrong, he used to be funny but ever since he got his horrible sitcom on ABC that lasted six seasons, he started just phoning it in and collecting checks and letting  the horrible writers on that show write all of his comedy… and apparently think for him as well.

MAKE! IT! STOP!

Seriously, have you ever been able watch his sitcom and been able to tolerate it for more than five minutes without wanting to repeatedly punch yourself in the face.  George Lopez is one of the most unfunny crapfests ever put on prime time network television just barely more tolerable than $#*! My Dad Says.  Truthfully, there is one reason and one reason only to have ever watched that show: the hottie mom and daughter.  But, Hell, I have the Internet and there are plenty of places to go to that are dedicated exclusively to hottie Latinas (of the mother and daughter variety as well) that provide far more entertainment.

Constance Marie & Masiela Lusha... See what we mean?

As noted, Lopez Tonight was as equally unfunny (sans the hotties) as his sitcom, and even worse, very polarizing.  His political rants are mean-spirited and he’s actively alienating any kind of mainstream audience that used to appreciate him and if any of the 500 thousand people who are fans of his don’t think this played a part in his audience numbers falling off the cliff they are delusional.  Oh, and if you’re wondering why we included a pic of two actresses who were on his show that was canceled three years ago ask yourself this: would you have preferred reading this piece having only pictures of George Lopez’ ‘I-was-fed-rock-candy-with-slingshot’ face, a donkey and a guy punching himself in the face? We didn’t think so.

So, good riddance, George.  We’re looking forward to the reruns of The X-Files or Seinfeld that will undoubtedly be taking your place… or perhaps we’ll just go to bed earlier.