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Work It Is Officially Canceled, Cougar Town Has a Return Date

This may be the last you ever see of Work It.

Work It is no more. Yanked like a bad weave from the ABC schedule after just two episodes, the new touchstone of TV awfulness will now lumber off in size 23 pumps to the place where terrible sitcoms go to die. No one is shedding too many tears over it. But the news (which ABC quietly announced late Friday night, before the Martin Luther King Day long weekend) has opened up a spot on the network’s schedule, which is great news for Cougar Town—a show that’s developed a passionate following during its two seasons on the air. EW points out that after Cougar Town was left off ABC’s midseason schedule, the show was conspicuously absent from the network’s TCA panel. Could ABC have foreseen Work It‘s imminent demise all along, and played it up to build buzz for Cougar Town‘s inevitable return? That might be giving the network a little too much credit; it did put Work It on the air in the first place, after all.

In any case, now’s the time to celebrate if you’re a Cougar Town fan. The show returns to ABC on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 8:30pm, this time robbed of the safety net of its Modern Family lead-in (Cougar Town will now air after Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing). This is a make-or-break moment for the series. Don’t forget to tune in!