'Cougar Town' Leaves ABC For TBS
The fourth season of the Courtney Cox-starring sitcom "Cougar Town" will run on cable net TBS rather than on the show's former home, ABC, starting early in 2013.
"TBS also snagged encore rights to the 61 episodes from the show's three seasons on ABC, allowing it to inch closer to the number needed for syndication," writes Philiana Ng.
TV critic Alan Sepinwall interviews the show's co-creator, Kevin Biegel, on "how quickly the deal came together." Biegel's initial take: "It feels a little like a prisoner on his way to executioner being told, 'Okay, the governor says you're not going to be executed, and you get to go free, and you get a Corvette and a steak dinner, too."