'Cougar Town' creator talks move to cable


'Cougar Town' is preparing to move from ABC to TBS, as it premieres in its new home January 8. Already the move has the cast and crew excited. 

“There are commercials for the show now. It’s insane,” said co-creator Bill Lawrence, who was the showrunner but stepped down but remains attached to the series as an executive producer. Lawrence was very vocal during the series ABC tenure about what he felt was a lack of promotion for the series, which drew lots of praise from critics but little movement in the ratings. 

Lawrence and the cast talked recently about the move, insisting that viewers will not be getting a watered-down version of the program on TBS. He said the goal is for the audience to be able to watch reruns in the future and not see any difference in quality between the programs produced by each network.

Ric Swartzlander, the new showrunner, said that TBS executives have encouraged him to continue the excellence that came before his time.

"‘Don’t screw it up," he recalled them saying. "We don’t want to put your fingerprints on the show at all,' ...I think I pulled that off."

Will you be joining 'Cougar Town' in its new home? I still have yet to see the series. Someday I will, probably.



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Written by: Hamatosan
Jan 4th, 2013, 12:16 pm


Message Posted On Jan 7th, 2013, 5:36 pm
Kind of couldn't care less about this show. It's a shame that a better series couldn't be revived in this way.

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Message Posted On Jan 4th, 2013, 8:22 pm

I'll be there Jan 8th! I'm hoping the show will be improved (I loved it before) but now they have a little more breathing room on cable with topics, and cursing.

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