Courteney Cox has insisted that Cougar Town isn’t under pressure to achieve the same level of success as Friends.
The actress, who stars in and serves as an executive producer on the ABC show, told TV & Satellite Week that an increased number of channels for viewers to choose between means that ratings do not need to hit the same peaks they used to.
“I would probably take it very personally and blame myself if wasn’t a success,” she admitted. “But times are different now. There are many more channels for people to watch.”
She continued: “We got huge ratings for Friends. It was crazy how many people used to watch it.”
Asked if fame had changed her, Cox added: “I don’t think I have changed one bit. If anything I am probably more compassionate. I speak my mind, but I think people who know me can handle it. With me, you certainly get what you get.”
Cougar Town continues in the US Wednesdays at 9.30/8.30c on ABC and series two premieres in the UK on Tuesday, February 8 at 8pm on Sky Living.