ABC Sitcom Moves to Cable

May 10, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A comedy series that has been considered a bubble show for some time now on ABC will live on — but it will be moving to cable. “Cougar Town,” which has aired on ABC for three seasons, will move to TBS.

TBS announced that it has ordered a fourth season of the show, due to bow in early 2013. The series stars “Friends” alum Courteney Cox.

We reported earlier this week that TBS was in negotiations to get the show, with the possibility of picking up two 15-episode seasons. But the latest announcement from TBS is for one new season.

In addition, TBS has obtained encore rights to the 61 episodes that originally ran on ABC.

Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), said in a statement: "’Cougar Town’ is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters. We are thrilled to have ‘Cougar Town’ moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series."

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