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Courteney Cox to Star in Bill Lawrence Comedy Pilot Cougar Town

Courteney Cox Heads to Cougar Town


Courteney Cox's guest appearance on Scrubs won't be the end of the partnership between her and that show's creator, Bill Lawrence. The two are teaming up for a new comedy called Cougar Town, which will star Cox as a newly single 40-year-old with a 17-year-old son.

"Forty-year-old women on TV are so beautiful and perfect and wrinkle-free," Lawrence told The Hollywood Reporter. "People don't do the reality of it, and there is a real comedy area about a woman who is talking about Botox, about having sex with the lights on and how her body is changing." He said he based parts of the role on his wife, Christa Miller, who plays Jordan on Scrubs.

Lawrence first worked with Cox on Friends and described her as "comedically fearless," which makes sense: Back at TCA, he talked how she was "up for anything" and he'd had to leave her back at the set during the Scrubs panel because she was filming a gory-sounding fantasy sequence. For her part, Cox said she's "a huge fan of Bill Lawrence and his comedic sensibilities."

After the darkness of Dirt, it should be fun to see Cox back to doing comedy. Just one thing, though: The name Cougar Town makes me cringe a little. I guess I'm just not ready to "reclaim" the word cougar yet. Can you work on that, Bill?

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