This fall brings new dramas and comedies, new loves, and new hopes, so here is the rundown on what too watch, and what too avoid this fall. Now, Courtney Cox’s Monica on Friends is forever a classic sitcom character but can she create a new one in the Bill Lawrence created Cougar Town….
Courteney Cox stars as Jules, a recently divorced single mother exploring the honest truths about dating and aging in our beauty and youth obsessed culture, on “Cougar Town,” premiering WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. While most women in their twenties go through life experiencing the challenges and often humorous pitfalls of meeting men, Jules took on the responsibilities of marriage and raising a son. Now in her forties, she embarks on a journey to self-discovery whilst surrounded by fellow divorcees and singletons eager to live or re-live a time gone by.
Along for the journey are her friends and family: Laurie (Busy Philipps), the younger, feisty co-worker who encourages her to get out there and have some fun; Ellie (Christa Miller), the sarcastic, unapologetic confidante content with her life and marriage to her average, but loveable husband, Andy (Ian Gomez); ex-husband Bobby (Brian Van Holt), a classic under-achiever who’ll test her patience as they attempt to raise their teenage son, Travis (Dan Byrd); and newly divorced neighbor Grayson (Josh Hopkins), who proves to be a catalyst of sorts for Jules.
“Cougar Town” stars Courteney Cox as Jules, Busy Philipps as Laurie, Dan Byrd as Travis, Christa Miller as Ellie, Josh Hopkins as Grayson, Ian Gomez as Andy and Brian Van Holt as Bobby.
The Good: Cougar Town might be one of the weirdest and worst show titles in a long time but the show’s quality is anything but. It is a strong sitcom, that delivers laughs which is what I ask for in a comedy. Courtney Cox is perfect in the role as Jules Cobb and handles the young men both the ones she sleeps with and her neighbor, ex, and son. The real strong scenes though are with the overly worked-on Christa Miller and Busy Phillips who are really hilarious as her two best friends that hate each other.
The Not So Good: Cougar Town is not means a revelation in sitcoms like its lead-in Modern Family is but is a great way to end the night of half-hour comedies especially with a group of girls who will also enjoy ABC’s Eastwick that airs at 10. Overall, worth checking out because it is a fun, sexy new comedy with an old favorite.
Cougar Town ends the sitcoms on ABC Wednesdays starting September 23rd at 9:30/8:30c going into Eastwick.