It's Official: Cougar Town Jumps to TBS

Cougar Town TBSTBS is gonna have to start stocking its crafts services tables with pinot noir: The cable net has officially plucked Cougar Town from ABC in a deal that paves the way for a 15-episode fourth season to debut in early 2013.

In addition, TBS has acquired rerun rights to the show’s first three seasons.

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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.”

The move caps a challenging year for the Cul-de-Sac Crew that included a delayed third season, a trimmed episode order, a less-than-ideal Tuesday time slot and an unprecedented grass roots PR campaign organized and funded by co-creator Bill Lawrence.

It’s unclear what changes, if any, will be made to the show in advance of its relocation. Hopefully none.

Thoughts? Relieved? Drunk with happiness? Grateful to TBS? 

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  1. Mikael says:

    I hope that airing the reruns will do for CT what it did for Big Bang Theory, and when the new episodes start airing, viewership will be up even more, sending a nice big ‘eff you’ to ABC. Long live the Cul-de-Sac Crew!!!!

    • Jeff says:

      I’d love CT to beat an ABC comedy head to head in the demo when it comes back. That would be the BEST!

  2. Theo says:

    If ever NBC want to do the stupid thing and drop Community, they must first shop it to TBS then community and cougar town can be paired together.

  3. theresa says:

    This is the best news!! Cougar Town is one of my favorite shows & since ABC was most likely going to cancel, I’m glad that it has a new home.

  4. Samara says:

    I’m so happy for this show and its fans that it found a new home instead of being cancelled. A lot of passionate supporters/fans behind it. :)

  5. Juan says:

    Too happy, I love Cougar Town, fav comedy and just love it. Now I will start watching TBS

  6. Cat says:

    HURRAH!!! I’m SUCH a fan of cable nets saving quality shows from the dregs of cancellation!

  7. murley says:

    great news. i will have to remember to change my dvr setting come january. i don’t care where or when the show ends up, all long as it continues. love it.

  8. Britta Unfiltered says:

    Congrats, Bill Lawrence!

  9. Diana says:

    Like that it’s stsy

  10. Diana says:

    Like that it’s still on tv but dislike on TBS because we don’t get it. Boo. Hope they are online otherwise it’ll be a long wait to the DVDs.

  11. Mari says:

    OMG I’m gonna cry!! I’m sooooo happy!! yay!!

  12. Miv says:

    I don’t think you can call it a grass-roots campaign if it’s organised by the guy who created the show…

  13. Jennifer G. says:

    I LOVE this show. I am very glad to see it going to a 4th season! I don’t know what ABC’s problem is, but good for TBS picking up the show! Penny Can!!

  14. airhead says:


  15. Amazing news!! As long as we get it in Canada, I will be THRILLED!!

  16. Mikael says:

    So TBS is giving us a definite 4th season with an option to do a 5th if the 4th does well. Does that mean after Season 5 that’s it? Or if the show is a big hit, could they renegotiate and give us a 6th season or more?

  17. Kimm says:

    This is wonderful news!! I love this show!!!

  18. I Like The Name Cougar Town says:

    ABC really screwed up with Cougar Town’s season 3 release; and holding back the season’s release date. I hope TBS gives it the love it deserves.

    Everyone get out their Big Carl’s and lets PENNY CAAAAAAAN.

  19. matt says:

    Glad the show is getting another life. ABC didn’t seem to care about it, what a shame.

  20. Music Diva says:

    Thank you TBS!!!! You Rock keeping Cougar Town Alive!!!!!!!!!

  21. Kdub says:

    I was soooo bummed when I heard Cougar Town was cancelled and became soo happy to hear that TBS is picking it up…THANK YOU TBS!!!!! PENNY CAAAAAN!!

  22. Sherri says:

    Thank you TBS for picking up Cougar Town !! Witty, smart, creative show. Definitely guarantees belly laughs. Took me half a season to convince my husband how great it is (due to the name) , and now it is one of his favourites.

  23. aaron says:

    one of the few shows my gf and i really can enjoy together, thank you tbs!

  24. Andre says:

    I love Cougar Town. Its funny and witty. The show is a blast. The characters are great. Love it. Love it Love it.