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‘Cougar Town’ Showrunner to Step Down

May 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

“Cougar Town,” which is ending its run on ABC and moving to cable, will undergo changes behind the camera, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog reports.

Show creator Bill Lawrence will step down from his role as day-to-day showrunner after the series moves to TBS, the story reports. “Cougar Town” is wrapping up its third season.

Lawrence and co-creator Kevin Biegel will remain actively involved in the show’s creative direction, but they and star Courteney Cox are searching for a new showrunner to work on the first 10 episodes for TBS, the story says. It’s not clear whether they’ll hire someone from within the show’s writing staff or outside the program.

"As a producer, I can’t wait. This is a fresh start. It will feel like the same show, but we’re going to have a new [showrunner], there will be new people, new changes," Cox said.

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