‘Cougar Town’ Cast Filling Up

Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009

Cougar Town, Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence’s buzzworthy half-hour comedy pilot starring Friends alum Courteney Cox, is busily beefing up its cast. If greenlit for a season, the series will follow Cox’s 40-year-old character, the mother of a teenage son who begins actively dating again when she becomes single.

Recently added to the cast of the highly anticipated series is Dawson’s Creek and Freaks and Geeks alum Busy Philipps, most recently seen in a recurring role on Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. As a series lead, she’ll play the younger woman who hangs out with Cox’s character.

Following on that news was the addition of Lawrence’s real-life wife Christa Miller (Scrubs, The Drew Carey Show) as Cox’s other best friend, as well as former Aliens in America star Dan Byrd, the lucky guy playing Cox’s son. I don’t see the resemblance there at all, but Byrd is talented and I trust that Lawrence knows what he’s doing.