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Pilot Scoop: Fox Orders Bill Lawrence Semi-Autobiographical Comedy Like Father

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 12:  Showrunner for 'Cougar Town' and 'Scrubs' Bill Lawrence speaks onstage at the ABC comedy showrunners Q&A portion of the 2010 Winter TCA Tour day 4 at the Langham Hotel on January 12, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bill Lawrence

Bill Lawrence’s life story has moved one step closer to the small screen.

Fox has ordered the Cougar Town co-creator’s semi-autobiographical single camera comedy pilot Like Father, sources confirm to TVLine. READ MORE


What TVLine Is Thankful For This TV Season: Sweet Revenge, the Very Good Sons and More!

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One thing for a TV enthusiast to be thankful for is that on several nights of the week — we’re namely looking at you, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday — there is simply too much good TV to watch. But what specifically about this season has TVLine tipping its invisible hat? READ THE EDITORS’ LIST


TVLine Items: White Collar Star Spies Chuck Gig, Rosie Perez Checks In at Nurse Jackie and More!

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Tim DeKay is ditching his FBI post for a stint with the CIA.

The White Collar star will infiltrate …READ MORE


TVLine Items: Walking Dead's Good News/Bad News, Stacey Dash Jilts Single Ladies, and More

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Now there is literally even more to look forward to when The Walking Dead returns.

AMC announced Thursday that the hotly anticipated Season 2 premiere of the zombie drama will be …READ MORE


Cougar Town Season 3 Scoop: Baby Talk, Title Change (?), and Jules In a Wedding Dress (?!)

COUGAR TOWN - "Something Good Coming," Parts 1 and 2 - Jules and crew make plans for a group vacation, on the Season Finale of ABC's "Cougar Town," WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 (9:31-10:30 p.m., ET). When Travis abruptly moves to Hawaii, the gang go after him and decide to spend their vacation there too. As Jules struggles with Travis' choice, Grayson tells her he's keen on having kids. Meanwhile, Bobby acts as Ellie and Andy's vacation surrogate, and Laurie hatches a plan to lure Travis back home. (ABC/MARIO PEREZ)
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If you happen to follow Cougar Town executive producer Bill Lawrence on Twitter, you probably witnessed Friday morning’s lament on the woes of having given the show such a “crappy/lame/cheesy” title — his words, not mine. But what he neglected to add is that regardless of what the ABC sitcom goes by, it’s still one of the funniest shows around. And it sounds like it’s only going to stay that way with its slightly delayed third season.

Here’s what Lawrence has to say about C-Town‘s potential title change, the always hot-button twosome of Laurie/Travis, and — gasp! — “Courteney Cox in a wedding dress”?! READ MORE


Exclusive: Cougar Town Boss Bill Lawrence Spills All About the Finale's Surprise Guest Star

COUGAR TOWN - "Something Good Coming," Parts 1 and 2 - Jules and crew make plans for a group vacation, on the Season Finale of ABC's "Cougar Town," WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 (9:31-10:30 p.m., ET). When Travis abruptly moves to Hawaii, the gang go after him and decide to spend their vacation there too. As Jules struggles with Travis' choice, Grayson tells her he's keen on having kids. Meanwhile, Bobby acts as Ellie and Andy's vacation surrogate, and Laurie hatches a plan to lure Travis back home. (ABC/MARIO PEREZ)
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[Warning: If you've yet to watch Wednesday night's Cougar Town finale, avert those peepers...now. The following article contains a major spoiler. Ready? Set? Scoop!]

Holy stroke of genius: Did you see who popped up at Coffee Bucks?! READ MORE


Season-Ending Cougar Town Scoop: Hawaiian Heartbreak, Baby Blues and Crazy In-Laws!

COUGAR TOWN - "Free Fallin" - As Travis continues on a downward spiral from his breakup with Kirsten, Jules decides it's time to give him some tough love, on ABC's "Cougar Town," WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET). Meanwhile, Andy advises Bobby and Laurie on their new business with the help of Lou Diamond Phillips, and Ellie and Grayson are threatened by three occult kids. (ABC/COLLEEN HAYES)
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Slap out of it! The second season of ABC’s Cougar Town is coming to a close, but there’s still much fun to be had with the Cul-de-sac Crew during these final four installments. So, come cleanse your palette with some C-Town scoop before tuning in tonight at 9:30/8:30c. READ MORE


Cougar Town Spoiler Alert: 'Big Issues' for Grayson/Jules, More 'Flirting' for Travis/Laurie

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Happy Cougar Town Premiere Day! Oh wait, that happened earlier this week. But the ABC laughfest is back in its rightful spot — Wednesdays, 9:30/8:30c — and, in honor of its return, TVLine is dishing some C-Town scoop straight from exec producer Bill Lawrence. READ MORE


Cougar Town Boss Flattered Not Offended By Community Tribute: 'No One's Taking Digs at Us'

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Cougar Town fans will be happy to know that last night’s episode of Communityfilled to the brim with shout-outs to the ABC laughfest — did not go unnoticed by the Cul-de-sac Crew. In fact, C-Town exec producer Bill Lawrence hints to TVLine that a friendly retaliatory strike is less a question of if than when. …READ MORE


Cougar Town Boss Teases Extra Content To Get Fans Through (Slightly Extended) Break

COUGAR TOWN - "Cry to Me" - It's Valentine's Day and Jules wants nothing more than for Grayson to open up to her about his feelings, on "Cougar Town," WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Meanwhile, when Ellie is adamant about not wanting to do anything for Valentine's Day, Andy makes a date with Bobby, and Travis looks to Laurie for help in creating his "sexy" gift for Kirsten. (ABC/PETER "HOPPER" STONE)
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This Wednesday at 9:30/8:30c, Cougar Town uncorks its last fresh episode for 10-1/2 weeks. That’s right, there’s a “1/2″ added in there now that ABC has decided to welcome the sophomore comedy back with a special aprés-Dancing With the Stars time slot on Monday, April 18.

So the good news is that … READ MORE