The poll question we put out for this week asks if you spend more time on the computer or in front of the television. For me, that's an easy answer as I'm at a computer for a majority of the day with my job and then when I come home, I?fire up the laptop until I go to bed. I may be checking Facebook or watching the latest Mystery Science Theater episode I've found on YouTube. It seems like I'm watching more television on my computer than on my actual TV set.
Anyways, earlier this week, the creator of the ABC sitcom "Cougar Town," Bill Lawrence decided to take matters into his own hands when ABC stars, show creators and executives got together at a Pasadena hotel to conduct news conferences. Lawrence rented out a hotel bar, brought in the show's stars, including Courteney Cox and invited reporters down for free drinks and food. Hey, what entertainment reporter would turn down free food and beverages? Basically Lawrence wants people to know not to count out "Cougar Town" just yet.
The last time "Cougar Town" was on television was in May of last year. It wasn't on ABC's fall schedule. And it hasn't been officially canceled. Plus, there hasn't been a date set as to if or when it will return. Nothing like being in limbo for the last seven to eight months.
Paul Lee, ABC Entertainment president, said there are no hard feelings and said "Cougar Town"?was tentatively scheduled to return sometime in March and a decision will be made in the next few weeks.
I watched the first couple of episodes of "Cougar Town." It was a fun show, but I?didn't really have the time to commit to a new show. I figured I would catch up with it on DVD, like I'm doing with "CSI,"?"Mike and Molly,"?"The Tudors,"?along with countless other shows. And since I don't spend much time watching television at night, I?barely noticed the absence of "Cougar Town."
There have been a few shows throughout the years that have come and gone quickly that I enjoyed: "Freaks and Geeks,"?a show about the "uncool" types in high school in the 1980s, "My So-Called Life," and "Wonderfalls." These programs only lasted a season and in the case of "Wonderfalls,"?only four episodes were aired on FOX. These were critically-acclaimed shows in the beginning, but I?guess nobody really watched them much as the season wore on.
So what's the fate of "Cougar Town"? Will Cox be coming back to ABC? Hopefully she can. Gotta see some of the cast of "Friends"?besides Jennifer Aniston achieve a little success.