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Should ABC Change the Title For Cougar Town?

Should ABC Give Cougar Town a New Name?

Scrap Cougar Town — we may soon be calling the show something totally different. ABC is reportedly testing several options for a new name for the Courteney Cox series (seeing as how Jules now gets with men her own age). The list of alternatives: Friends and Family, Friends and Neighbors, The Cul de Sac, Neighborhood Jules, Neighborhooding, The End of the Street, and The Neighborhood.

I've never been wowed by the title Cougar Town, but I can't see changing a series' name right before its sophomore season. Isn't that just opening yourself up to some sort of TV curse? I've grown to love the characters enough that I can overlook what the show's called, however lame, but perhaps I'm the only one who feels this way. What say you?

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PurseyWhipped PurseyWhipped 7 years
I love the title, and I hope they don't change it. But, because I agree that the premise has changed, I think, in the opening credits, "Now Leaving COUGAR TOWN" in place of "Welcome to COUGAR TOWN" would be a small but reasonable and witty change. That way we get to keep the hilariously offensive "Cougar" in "Cougar Town", and I don't have to change my DVR...=-P
rossy rossy 7 years
How about this for a title? "Running In High Heels After Guys "? - Any takers? LOL
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I've never seen it. But, it is silly to change the name. What if she goes back to dating younger guys...will they change the title again? On an unrelated note, I've always hated the title of "cougar" ascribed to an older woman. It's so revolting and sexist.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
Leave it! This show is a small joyful guilty pleasure of sorts. Don't mess with it!
animatedpunk animatedpunk 7 years
I think changing the name after the series has already started and formed a following is a terrible idea. Besides, that red-headed lady (jule's boss? who is she exactly?) is still very much a cougar. They live in the same town.. So.. uh... Cougar Town.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i think that by changing the name of the show - it would be 'jumping the shark' or whatever that phrase is. that's kind of the problem when a show evolves from what it was originally intended to be. i hope that whatever they do - that the show survives because it's actually really funny.
Entertainment Entertainment 7 years
Thanks, anonymous! I just changed the titles mentioned in our post, as well.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
Hmmm...Maybe the name change did help, danny. I was pretty young, so I don't really remember it that well. I just remember the name changing, some of the characters changing, and people not really knowing if it was the same show or not!
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I started watching the show because of the name! Its a great show, it's really funny :)
zeze zeze 7 years
I dont think they should change it, the name is so bad that it's funny, they should play that bit up some more. If they do change it though, I like Cul de Sac
dannysf dannysf 7 years
I agree Molly. And lilkimbo I was thinking about TFOM and Ellen too. I actually thought the name change HELPED in that circumstance, but they had a lot of character switch-out too — which I don't think Cougar Town is doing. What about just Jules? Or Just Jules? Ha! I still think I like Cougar Town best, these other names are AWFUL!
bridget0621 bridget0621 7 years
order *of* titles
bridget0621 bridget0621 7 years
In the original order or titles, it is easy to see where the words were just divided at the wrong places. I vote for 'Neighborhooding'. It sounds like a word a white suburban dork would make up, trying to sound cool. Or 'hood'. Fitting for these characters, in other words.
bridget0621 bridget0621 7 years
I think everyone has this wrong. I read in the comments of another site that the information was misread/ misworded. The comment was supposedly from the person who initially gave the information to Kristin at E!. It should be: "Neighborhooding" "Cul de Sac" "Neighborhood Jules" This makes so much more sense its hard to believe so many sites did not question the accuracy of the story....
weffie weffie 7 years
I've never watched it because the title sounds trashy and conjures up images of desperate broads... if the show's NOT about cougars they should really tell you that in the title, maybe it'd actually interest me.
elramos elramos 7 years
I've never seen the show but that just sounds weird to change a shows name like that. Also, I agree with everyone else those alternatives are horrible.
Molly Molly 7 years
The show is good, these names are terrible. They should leave it, reiterate that's just the name of the place they live and move on.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I don't think they should change the name. I remember back in the day when These Friends of Mine became Ellen. I feel like it confused people!
cibele cibele 7 years
I kinda not watched this show because of this name. So yeah, good idea.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
They should leave it as it is because people know it and it's popular enough as is. And those names, oh for the love of god, they are AWFUL. Please ABC if you change the name, do NOT change it to one of those! Cougar Town is at least catchy!
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