TBS Pounces on 'Cougar Town'


ABC's Cougar Town is headed to TBS, where it will begin airing in early 2013. TBS also has acquired the show's first three seasons, with 61 episodes in the can.

Deadline.com first reported the deal was in the works last week.

Cougar Town stars Courteney Cox as divorced mom Jules Cobb, who spends a lot of time drinking wine with her friends. The show's cast also includes Brian Van Holt, Christa Miller, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins, Busy Philips and Dan Byrd.

TBS sister service TNT has enjoyed success rescuing former NBC cop drama Southland. After picking up the show after its first season, the drama recently renewed Southland for a fifth campaign.

"Cougar Town is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters" said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies in a statement. "We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series."