Could Cougar Town get saved by TBS?
Deadline reports TBS is having some preliminary talks with the show’s producer ABC Studios about picking up the show. ABC hasn’t officially axed Cougar Town yet and broadcast shows typically get shopped to cable after they’re cancelled. But ratings have been dire and observers aren’t betting on a renewal. Despite creator Bill Lawrence’s guerrilla marketing efforts to rally viewers to save the show, ratings have dropped significantly since ABC moved the comedy from its popular Wednesday block to Tuesdays, where is has been paired with Last Man Standing. The most recent episode delivered a cable-sized 4.8 million viewers and a 1.3 rating in the adult demo. Last Man Standing, along with most of ABC’s other comedies — The Middle, Modern Family, Suburgatory and Happy Endings — are expected to return.
“Should the show become available, TBS looks at all opportunities presented to us that fit our brand,” said a TBS spokesperson.