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Will TBS Save 'Cougar Town' if ABC Cancels It?; Rumor has it ...
Topic Started: May 5 2012, 03:57 PM (386 Views)
KMan101
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http://www.deadline.com/2012/05/cougar-town-could-jump-to-abc-if-abc-cancels/

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EXCLUSIVE: Cougar Town is very much on the bubble but a possible cancellation by ABC would not necessarily spell the end of the underrated comedy about a group of wine-loving friends. I’ve learned that TBS has been in talks with Cougar Town producer ABC Studios about potentially picking up the series starring Courteney Cox if ABC ends up canceling it. Sources close to the situation stress that the conversations are very preliminary and that transitioning a broadcast series to cable is always tricky financially. “Should the show become available, TEN looks at all opportunities presented to us that fit our brand,” a rep for TBS’ parent Turner Entertainment Networks said, declining further comment.

Cougar Town has had a rough third season. It was taken out of the protected post-Modern Family time slot. Its order was reduced and it was kept off ABC’s fall and midseason schedules until finally landing in the Tuesday 8:30 PM slot after Work It fizzled. Because Cougar Town is produced by ABC’s sister studio, one could assume that the network is aware of the talks with TBS and that the company as a whole might be exploring ways to continue the praised comedy series, which enjoys a devoted following by a core group of passionate fans and is a season away from a shot at syndication.

As ABC is reviewing its comedy pilots for next season, several of its existing series have a good shot at renewals. In addition to Modern Family, The Middle and Suburgatory, which are assured to return, that also appears very likely for midseason entry Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt. 23, which has several other networks interested and ready to scoop it up if ABC passes. Also looking good to come back is Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing, which had a tough assignment to hold its own as the only multi-camera ABC comedy trying to open a new comedy night for the network. A pickup of Cougar Town by TBS (or ABC) would complicate things for two pilots, CBS’ untitled Louis CK/Spike Feresten project and NBC’s Kari Lizer project, both of which star Cougar Town cast members in second position, Dan Byrd and Josh Hopkins, respectively. If Cougar Town moves to TBS, it would be the second consecutive Bill Lawrence comedy to switch networks, following Scrubs‘ jump to ABC following its 2008 cancellation by NBC. Lawrence co-created Cougar Town with Kevin Biegel. Turner previously picked up another broadcast series, NBC drama Southland, which was recently renewed for a fifth season by TNT.


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Actor87
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Whatever happens, I just pray that this show STAYS ON THE AIR.

It's SO funny. And Lord knows, it's had a tough time.

The first season was all about finding itself, and then it morphed into a premise totally different than the one intended. (Went from being "Courteney Cox is a cougar" to "Courteney Cox and her middle-aged friends drinks shitloads of win and get into various shenanigans" -- But once it found its footing, it was golden.

Second season, it was on the up-and-up til ABC pulled it for 2 months or so to make room for a midseasoner that ended up flopping. And by the time it returned, it had lost viewers.

And this; the 3rd season? ABC pretty much screwed them every way they could. Didn't set a fall return date, but hinted at a winter premiere, which was pushed back further and further as time went on. You wouldn't believe the number of people who think the show is canceled.

This show has been good to me. One of the creators, Kevin Biegel, named a character after me in Season 2 (I won a contest). I got through on the infamous "Penny Can phone" and got to talk to Brian Van Holt ("Bobby") for about 10 minutes. I won a penny can. And most recently, one of the writers sent me an Apple base station for getting Jennifer Love Hewitt to RT support for the show.

LOVE this show! ABC has screwed it to hell and back. I just hope that if it doesn't get renewal, it can find a home elsewhere. The writing is hilarious, the cast is top-notch, and the show is just AWESOME!


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COUGAR TOWN has been saved by TBS!

http://www.tvguide.com/News/Cougar-Town-Moving-TBS-1047320.aspx
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KMan101
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Wow! Good for them!
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Actor87
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YAY FOR COUGAR TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

I'm so freaking happy.

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Miss Rhi
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

I've been watching this show these past few weeks and have enjoyed it so I'm glad it found a new home.
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