‘Cougar Town’ acting its age

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011

With Courteney Cox’s “Cougar Town” settling into its second season, the sitcom has gotten away from its attention-grabbing title — especially now that Cox’s character, Jules, is settling down with her neighbor and boyfriend, Grayson (Josh Hopkins). Cox spoke with Metro about the changes — and cases of wine — the show is going through.

What did you think of your character finding a long-term relationship so soon?

I think it’s just a new approach. It’s a functioning relationship, but with two kind of really non-functioning people in some ways. I mean, Grayson doesn’t really know how to have a relationship.

When did wine become such a central part of the show?

You know, I do like wine, there’s no question, and [creator] Bill [Lawrence] does like to take things from our personal lives and put them in the story, but he exaggerates. So yes, I like wine and yes, I might fill a glass more than other people. And it’s not that the wine is real — although sometimes it is. You know, late in the day sometimes.

Will we see any other “Friends” on the show?

I don’t know. I mean, Matthew’s got his own show. Matt LeBlanc has got his own show. Lisa and Jennifer have already done it. And Schwimmer is probably doing so many things — probably directing — and just got married. I don’t know. I don’t think so.