Cougar Town gets a wine refill


We have good news for fans of the Cul-de-sac Crew. TBS has confirmed that Cougar Town has been renewed for a fifth season.

Cougar Town originally aired on ABC for its first three seasons. It was a cult hit but failed to muster up huge ratings. After dwindling on the schedule for months on end, TBS took it off ABC’s hands. It made its cable debut Jan. 8 and has been a strong performer ever since.

According to EW, the show “has averaged 2.8 million viewers, 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 812,000 adults 18-34 on TBS. It ranks among TBS’ top original primetime series ever with adults 18-49 and total viewers.”

“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, TBS president of programming, in a statement. “This season, the brilliant cast and immensely creative production team on Cougar Town have crafted their best episodes yet, and we couldn’t be happier inviting them back for more.”

This very funny series — which is not at all about cougars! — is more pro-wine than the Pinot Grigio lobby. Jules (Courteney Cox) and her gang of friends consume wine all of the time, often in the morning, with great joy, little embarrassment, and many uproarious drinking games. Just about every episode contains an extended bit about the group’s drinking habits, delivered with zero judgment — no one’s peeing themselves or losing their jobs here, just having a gay ol’ time.

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