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, it became 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!