Get ready to pop open some vino in celebration: TBS did not pick up “Cougar Town” just for a one-season run on the network. Based on what we’re hearing now, the show may be around for a semi-long haul.
While there are not too many details available just yet, the cable network announced Monday that the Courteney Cox series, which they picked up after ABC canceled the show last spring, will get a fifth season on the network. All that is known as that there will be 13 episodes in the new season, and it will start airing at some point in early 2014.
Back when the show launched on the Disney-owned network, much of the criticism was that it was never really promoted, and it was put on such a long hiatus at one point that no one really knew when it was even coming on. However, TBS has treated the show like something extra-special ever since the very beginning, having promoted it on other shows and even set up a pretty decent print advertising campaign.
In a statement, here is what network programming head Michael Wright had to say:
“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 … 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.”
This renewal also serves as some proof to other shows out there that there really is no reason at all to lose hope; even when it is starting to look as though your network is going to kick you to the curb, there still still hope somewhere else.
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