TBS comedy Cougar Town closed out it’s fifth season with it’s usual flair of positive messages, friendships, wine and screwball comedy with an added twist of a surprise pregnancy!
During the season 5 finale, the main story line saw Jules (Courteney Cox) use Laurie’s (Busy Phillipps) urine to pass a physical examination (Ellie slipped Jules some happy pills) at her doctors only to be told she is in fact pregnant – well not Jules, but her best friend Laurie, who is also dating Jules’ son Travis (Dan Byrd).
Now granted, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Laurie and Travis hooking up…I thought I wanted it, but when I got it…I realized I didn’t want it, but as this season has progressed, the Laurie/Travis relationship has grown on me, and the pregnancy should add a new element to what has already become a tight and well rounded comedy.
But the news of a sixth season is still yet to come. There’s been no hint from TBS either way of a cancellation or a renewal and the only indication of a move comes down to ratings. When Cougar Town moved to TBS for it’s fourth season, itbecame the network’s top original primetime series ever (2.8 million viewers) with both total viewers and the 18-49 age bracket however as the show moved into it’s fifth season, ratings began to dip into the 1.5 million mark.
Personally, i’d love to see a sixth (and probably final) season to allow a proper send off for our cul-de-sac crew!
Oh yeah! It’s time to break out the oversized drinking vases and fill em’ high with your best red as TBS have announced that Cougar Town (why that name?!) will be back with an all-new season 5 on January 7th!
I can’t say when Channel 7 plan to air the show…we were lucky enough to get most of season 4 at like, 11pm on Thursday nights…that said, I suppose we should be oh-so-grateful it aired at all here.
Anyways, don’t listen to what the cul-de-sac crew ask you to do in the exclusive clip from EW.com. I say don’t wait until Jan 7th, instead, drink everyday up-to and including Jan 7th to celebrate!
It’s the show that Channel 7 boss David Leckie once famously claimed was a ‘shit show‘ and was shamefully given a post 10pm time-slot two weeks after it’s prime time premiere, but comedy Cougar Town is back on 7 with a brand new season.
Cougar Town has evolved effectively over the previous three seasons distancing itself from the original premise of a 40+ yr old woman on the hunt for a younger man after the break up of her marriage, into a funny, witty and grossly entertaining comedy focusing more on relationships between friends and family…..oh and wine.
The shows title has become such a stigma that between seasons two and three, show creator Bill Lawrence (the genius behind Scrubs and Spin City) hit twitter to ask permission of co-creator Kevin Biegel to change the name. Now in it’s fourth season here (Season 5 starts next year in the states), the title remains the same but now comes with the added fun of piss-taking itself in the opening credits with a different statement created on a weekly basis.
So what can we expect from season four? The show was picked up by TBS in the states after ABC decided not to renew the show after its third season and creator Lawrence took a step back from the show but this has done nothing to ruin the flow of each episode.
We’ll see more stories involving the newlywed Jules (Courteney Cox) and Grayson (Josh Hopkins) and should-they-shouldn’t-they relationship between Jules Cobb’s son Travis (Dan Byrd) and best friend Laurie Keller (Busy Phillipps). There will be a death of a loved one, a gold digger and Jules’ father pops back in for a visit. This season also features an incredibly funny flashback episode that treats us to the backstory of Jules and Bobby moving into the cul-de-sac.
Yes it’s called Cougar Town and yes, it’s a funny as shit show.