"Cougar Town" will return for a fifth season on TBS. The network announces that it has ordered a new season for the sitcom, which moved from ABC to the cable channel starting season 4. The upcoming season will contain 13 new episodes and air in 2014.
"Cougar Town has been everything we hoped it would be: a smart, big-hearted, laugh-out-loud comedy that shines a bright light on the TBS brand," Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies, said in a statement. "This season, the brilliant cast and immensely creative production team on Cougar Town have crafted their best episodes yet, and we couldn't be happier inviting them back for more."
Courteney Cox couldn't hide her happiness that the show has been renewed. The Jules Cobb depicter, who also serves as one of the executive producers, tweeted on Monday, March 25, "So thrilled to say we're coming back for Season 5!!!"
"Cougar Town" has averaged 2.8 million viewers per episode since it moved to TBS. It ranks as the network's top original primetime series ever with adults 18-49 and total viewers. The current season will air its final episode on April 9.