‘Cougar Town’ Getting a New Showrunner

May 29, 2012  •  Post A Comment

"Cougar Town" is getting a new showrunner as it changes networks for its fourth season, reports EW.com’s Inside TV.

Ric Swartzlander is joining as executive producer and showrunner, as the show moves to TBS after airing for three seasons on ABC. Swartzlander’s credits include "Gary Unmarried," "Samantha Who?" and "8 Simple Rules."

The appointment comes after "Cougar Town" co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence confirmed that he and co-creator Kevin Biegel weren’t planning to run the series on TBS, the piece adds. Lawrence will continue to work as executive producer and executive consultant, while also developing new shows for Warner Bros. TV.

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