You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Courteney Cox starts ‘Cougar Town’

Actress moves to ABC for new comedy series

“Friends” star Courteney Cox has joined forces with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence to concoct a new half-hour comedy for ABC.

“Cougar Town,” which reps Cox’s return to the sitcom world, has been picked up to pilot by the Alphabet net. ABC Studios is behind the single-camera half-hour.

Lawrence and Cox will exec produce “Cougar Town,” which stars Cox as a newly single 40-year-old mom. Lawrence is writing the pilot alongside “Scrubs” scribe Kevin Biegel.

Both Lawrence (through his Doozer banner) and Cox (through her Coquette shingle) are in the midst of development deals at ABC Studios.

“Cougar Town” would be Cox’s first series since FX’s “Dirt,” which she starred in and exec produced. ABC Studios was also behind that show.

More recently, Cox shot a guest appearance on “Scrubs” — which served as a reunion of sorts for the star and scribe. Lawrence was a season one writer on “Friends” before moving on to co-create “Spin City.”

Lawrence is finishing up post-production on the eighth season of “Scrubs,” which moves to ABC this year.

“Cougar Town” comes as the idea of the “cougar” — a middle-aged woman who pursues younger men — continues to resonate through pop culture. TV Land, for example, has Mike Fleiss reality show “The Cougar” in the works.

More TV

  • Laura Ingraham

    Fox News Defends Laura Ingraham Amid Calls for Advertiser Boycott

    “Friends” star Courteney Cox has joined forces with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence to concoct a new half-hour comedy for ABC. “Cougar Town,” which reps Cox’s return to the sitcom world, has been picked up to pilot by the Alphabet net. ABC Studios is behind the single-camera half-hour. Lawrence and Cox will exec produce “Cougar Town,” […]

  • Netflix Locks Up Deal for ‘Inside

    Netflix Locks Up Deal For ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons’

    “Friends” star Courteney Cox has joined forces with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence to concoct a new half-hour comedy for ABC. “Cougar Town,” which reps Cox’s return to the sitcom world, has been picked up to pilot by the Alphabet net. ABC Studios is behind the single-camera half-hour. Lawrence and Cox will exec produce “Cougar Town,” […]

  • The End of the F***ing World

    'Little Boy Blue,' 'La Casa De Papel' Win Drama Prizes at Monte Carlo TV Festival

    “Friends” star Courteney Cox has joined forces with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence to concoct a new half-hour comedy for ABC. “Cougar Town,” which reps Cox’s return to the sitcom world, has been picked up to pilot by the Alphabet net. ABC Studios is behind the single-camera half-hour. Lawrence and Cox will exec produce “Cougar Town,” […]

  • KIERSTEN ROBINSON

    Kiersten Robinson Named Universal TV Senior VP, Current Programming

    “Friends” star Courteney Cox has joined forces with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence to concoct a new half-hour comedy for ABC. “Cougar Town,” which reps Cox’s return to the sitcom world, has been picked up to pilot by the Alphabet net. ABC Studios is behind the single-camera half-hour. Lawrence and Cox will exec produce “Cougar Town,” […]

  • Gayle King

    TV Anchors Fight to Stay Objective in Coverage of Family Separation at Border

    “Friends” star Courteney Cox has joined forces with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence to concoct a new half-hour comedy for ABC. “Cougar Town,” which reps Cox’s return to the sitcom world, has been picked up to pilot by the Alphabet net. ABC Studios is behind the single-camera half-hour. Lawrence and Cox will exec produce “Cougar Town,” […]

  • Seth MacFarlane NPR

    Seth MacFarlane Donates to NPR, KPCC After Slamming Fox News

    “Friends” star Courteney Cox has joined forces with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence to concoct a new half-hour comedy for ABC. “Cougar Town,” which reps Cox’s return to the sitcom world, has been picked up to pilot by the Alphabet net. ABC Studios is behind the single-camera half-hour. Lawrence and Cox will exec produce “Cougar Town,” […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content