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‘Cougar’ spotted in more countries

Courteney Cox praised for 'international appeal'

CANNES — ABC comedy “Cougar Town,” starring Courteney Cox, has been acquired in various territories across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Following the deal with Virgin Media Television’s Living for the U.K., Disney-ABC-ESPN Television announced that  the half-hour comedy has sold to RTE (Ireland), TVNorge (Norway), Digiturk (Turkey), M-Net (Africa), Fox Intl. Channels (Greece and Russia) and Orbit Showtime (Middle East).

“The international appeal of Courteney Cox reaches a wide audience, helping to make the show a priority choice,” said Stephen Moore, exec VP and managing director of Disney-ABC-ESPN TV.

 In “Cougar Town,” produced and directed by Bill Lawrence (“Scrubs”), Cox stars as a recently divorced single mother in her  40s who discovers the high and lows of dating.  

The 13-episode series bowed on ABC in late September attracting 11.3 million viewers.

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