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'Cougar Town' Co-Creator Bill Lawrence Reacts to Bad News from ABC

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 19th 2011 4:05PM
'Cougar Town' got dealt some bad news late on Friday afternoon, when it was left on the bench for the second half of ABC's fall schedule. Fans took to Twitter to vent against ABC's decision and wondered if this meant the beloved niche comedy was canceled. But before anyone could change their avatars in a 'Community'-style show of support, Deadline reported 'Cougar Town' would return in March, with its episode order cut from 22 to 15.

'Cougar Town' co-creator Bill Lawrence, who goes by VDOOZER on Twitter, joined fans in reacting to the unfortunate news. "Look, we will be back, and the show will be on for a long time (Parks and Rec style). Only people hurt by reduced order - crew and fans," he tweeted.

Saturday afternoon, he continued venting. "No, I don't think ABC has vendetta against me. They have been great to me. Just think they made wrong move. We shall see..." Later, he added, "Still pissed off re: ABC schedule. Show will do fine, though. We will win in the end. Not delusional, I swear."

'Cougar Town' star Busy Phillips also chimed in on the impact of ABC's move, tweeting her support for the show's crew and writers. "We've already shot 10 - so now just 5 more. Sad cause the writers had amazing stuff planned + the incredible crew will have to find other jobs."

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Parks and Rec is awesome, so is Modern Family. Cougar Town and Community should try to be as funny as those shows.

November 21 2011 at 10:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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November 21 2011 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Amy Ryan

first Community now Cougar Town..i am freaking out like Abed

November 20 2011 at 1:27 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Tony DiMeo

Wow Scrubs got tossed around the schedule at NBC, Cougar Town gets left Til Mid-season at ABC Bill Lawrence seems to have bad luck with networks

November 20 2011 at 5:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If "Work It" does as poorly as it seems like it should, can they change their minds about "Cougar Town"? I can't speak for the crew, but as one of the fans hurt by this decision, I'm pretty unhappy. 8-(

November 20 2011 at 1:37 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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