Cougar Town (TBS)
Stars: Courteney Cox, Christa Miller, Busy Phillips, Brian Van Holt, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins
Status: Season four airs on new home TBS in 2013
Thank God Cougar Town originally premiered on ABC because we'd hate to have to admit we actually like an original sitcom on TBS, home to abominations like Sullivan & Son and Meet the Browns. No, TBS actually swooped in during the 11th hour and decided to add some quality and originally to its programming slate, saving CT from the axe ABC was going to give it after its third season.
It's a damn good thing the TBS did because Cougar Town is highly deserving of a second chance. If it were actually about a suburb full of hot women in their 40s then it would probably have no trouble attracting ratings. It isn't, but it does star hot 40-something women Courteney Cox and Christa Miller, as neighbors in a wacky cul-de-sac, where they hang out with other well-off adults, drink wine all day, and do...stuff. If that sounds like an unglamourous premise, trust us, every half-hour spent with the Cul-De-Sac Gang is well spent.
We like our apathetic dark comedies as much as the next person, but every now and then a sitcom where people care about each other earnestly without being too saccharine comes around. Actually, it's been around for the past three years. Catch up.