January 18, 2012

THE SKED: ABC (Finally) Hearts “Cougar Town”

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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It’s taken far, far too long, but the news that COUGAR TOWN fans have been longing for has finally arrived:  the smart, quirky, hilarious ensemble comedy that isn’t about cougars of any kind has found a home on the ABC schedule, Tuesdays at 8:30PM (thank you for dying, Work It), beginning on Valentine’s Day.

Truth be told, this still isn’t ideal–Cougar Town is a lousy fit with its lead-in, the creaky Tim Allen vehicle LAST MAN STANDING, and its season order was cut from 22 episodes to 15–but we’ll take what we can get.  A little Penny Can, anyone?

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."