Courteney Cox's ‘Cougar Town’ renewed for fifth season by TBS

By Daniel S Levine,

TBS has renewed Cougar Town, which stars Courteney Cox, for a fifth season, the network said Monday.

Season 5 will include 13 episodes. TBS/TNT president Michael Wright praised the show in a statement, notes TV Line.

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,” Wright said. “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.”

The series originally aired on ABC, but after three low-rated seasons, the comedy was cancelled.

TBS then picked it up and also aired repeats of the show’s first three seasons. Season 4 averaged 2.8 million viewers overall and 1.7 million in the key 18-49 demographic. Cougar Town’s Season 4 finale airs on April 9.

As E! News notes, Cox, who starred on Friends, tweeted her excitement over the news. “So thrilled to say we’re coming back for Season 5!!” she wrote.

Cougar Town premiered in 2009 and was created by Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence. Cox’s co-stars include Busy Philipps, Christa Miller and Dan Byrd.

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