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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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dino-dino dino-dino 8 years
cougar is also an animal u guys.........get your minds out of the gutter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
I just found out that Cougar also refers to the mascot of the high school in the town where she lives. So, um, maybe its not that bad? (Still don't like it.)
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Seems interesting and it will be nice to see her go back to comedy, but I hate the name "Cougar Town."
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm actually really excited about this project. i think that we all got to know and love her for her comedic ability and timing and when she was on DIRT - yes that was good - but it wasn't what she's GREAT at. this is going to be something that's fun and different (except that wasn't fran drescher in a show like this?) anyway, i should think that they would do a nice collaboration.
stephley stephley 8 years
Gawd, that show was screamingly awful!!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
Awesome. thanks Buzz
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
haha, stephley, the first thing that came to mind for me reading your comment was — remember that ABC show Big Shots? I think that was supposed to be the male version. Didn't exactly work out so well ...
stephley stephley 8 years
"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" Do single male characters over 40 on television talk about how their bodies are changing or worry about their wrinkles - how about one who dates women his own age or -shudder- a year or two older? And the name does stink.
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
bchicgirl — not yet. ABC says midseason, which probably means sometime in early 2009.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
Ok then, any updates on when Scrubs will be starting back up again.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
well, ok then. I agree about the term Cougar. :oy:
fifafifa fifafifa 8 years
I am with you 100%, Buzz, on the name "Cougar Town". I really hate the term cougar. Gross.
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