Cougar Town is sticking around. TBS has extended its stay by picking it up for Season 5. Courteney Cox and the rest of the gang will be back next year.
We have good news for fans of the Cul-de-sac Crew. TBS has confirmed that Cougar Town has been renewed for a fifth season. The Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel comedy is currently in the middle of its first run on the cable network.
Cougar Town originally aired on ABC for its first three seasons. It was a cult hit but failed to muster up huge ratings. After dwindling on the schedule for months on end, TBS took it off ABC’s hands. It made its cable debut Jan. 8 and has been a strong performer ever since.
According to EW, the show “has averaged 2.8 million viewers, 1.7 million adults 18-49 and 812,000 adults 18-34 on TBS. It ranks among TBS’ top original primetime series ever with adults 18-49 and total viewers.”
“Cougar Town has been everything we hoped it would be: a smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud comedy that shines a bright light on the TBS brand,” said Michael Wright, TBS president of programming, in a statement. “This season, the brilliant cast and immensely creative production team on Cougar Town have crafted their best episodes yet, and we couldn’t be happier inviting them back for more.”
Cougar Town stars Courteney Cox, Josh Hopkins, Christa Miller, Busy Philipps, Ian Gomez, Brian Van Holt and Bob Clendenin. Season 5 will premiere in 2014 and consist of 13 episodes.
Cougar Town airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on TBS. Its Season 4 finale airs April 9.