Living acquires Cox’s ‘Cougar Town’

Thursday, Oct 1, 2009

Living has acquired the rights to Courteney Cox-fronted Cougar Town from ABC Studios.

The Virgin Media Television-owned channel has bought 13 half-hour episodes of the comedy series to air in its peak time schedule next year.

Amy Barham, Head of Acquisitions at Virgin Media Television said: “Cougar Town was a stand-out show for us at this year’s LA Screenings. Hugely entertaining, Cox is on top comedic form with a fantastic supporting cast. We think the show sits perfectly on Living and will really resonate with our audience.”

A spokesperson for ABC added: “With Cougar Town, Bill Lawrence has shone the spotlight on the forty-something woman to produce a fast-paced, lively comedy with wide appeal.

“Of course, Courteney Cox’s fan base and draw is as powerful as ever, not least in the UK – her return to TV comedy is well matched for the Living audience.”

The show recently launched to a decent 11.44m in the US.