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Lisa Kudrow Talks 'Cougar Town,' Botox and 'Web Therapy'

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 6th 2010 9:00AM
Best known as ditzy blonde Phoebe Buffay on seminal sitcom 'Friends,' Lisa Kudrow has continued her post-'Friends' career not only in popular films ('P.S. I Love You,' 'Powder Blue') but also taking on production and development roles, first with the short-lived HBO show 'The Comeback' and now with an online series called 'Web Therapy.'

Kudrow pulled in her old friend Courteney Cox for a guest spot on 'Web Therapy' and now she's returning the favor by appearing on 'Cougar Town' this week. Kudrow plays Dr. Amy Evans, a dermatologist who gives Jules Cobb a hard time about her decision to try and look younger.

Inside TV talked to Kudrow about 'Web Therapy,' producing shows and working with her 'Friend' again.

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Best and Worst TV of 2009: Jason's List

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 21st 2009 5:06PM
Daniel Wright2009 was a good year for television. It offered the resurgence of the comedy on network television, and the continuing growth of original programming on cable. In all honesty, I don't think I could just do a list of what was great and what was horrible on television because I would need pages and pages.

Instead, I'm going to focus on the things that really stood out this year. Sorry, Mad Men fans, but even though this was a great third season and an amazing finale, I expect it at this point. It's the only way I could come up with to keep my list manageable.

Also, as a point of protest I did not include Jon, Kate or the balloon boy hoax. These events got more attention than they deserved already this year, and I feel bad I even mentioned them.

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Sneak Peek: Lisa Kudrow on 'Cougar Town' (VIDEO)

by Jane Murphy, posted Dec 18th 2009 2:24PM
Lisa Kudrow Cougar TownGet ready for a mini-'Friends' reunion in 2010 when Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox go head-to-head on the Jan. 6 episode of ABC's 'Cougar Town.'

Kudrow won't appear as a fellow-fortysomething mommy with twentysomething needs; rather, she'll play Dr. Evans, the busiest -- and scariest -- dermatologist in town. Botox is her game and her bedside manner is non-existent. As seen in this preview clip, Ellie (Christa Miller) and Jules (Cox) have to pep talk their way out of the waiting room and into Dr. Evans' lair (her manner is that much more unpleasant than a needle to a worry line, apparently).

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Glee, Big Love, Dexter, Modern Family nominated for Golden Globes

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 15th 2009 11:46AM
Edie FalcoThe Golden Globe Award nominations were announced this morning, and now we can begin all of the "how could they forget my favorite show!" talk. Here are the TV nominees.

Best Drama: Mad Men, Dexter, House, Big Love, True Blood

Best Comedy/Musical: 30 Rock, Modern Family, Entourage, Glee, The Office

Best Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Bill Paxton (Big Love), Hugh Laurie (House)

Best Actress, Drama: Glenn Close (Damages), January Jones (Mad Men), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Juliana Margulies (The Good Wife)

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'Cougar Town': Season 1 Episode 10- 'Mystery Man' (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 10th 2009 12:00PM
Cougar Town - 'Mystery Man'A wealthy and mysterious man named Jeff shops for a new home, even though he's actually more interested in getting Jules' attention. Meanwhile, Jules stays true to her cougar ways and goes after a younger guy she meets at spin class -- that is, until Jeff kisses her.

Elsewhere, Ellie decides that it's time to start trusting her husband and leaves the baby with Andy, but catches him and the baby in a makeshift prison crib. Scott Foley guest stars as the 'Mystery Man.'

Watch this full episode of 'Cougar Town' after the jump!

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Is it a Big Bang surprise for Sheldon?

by Allison Waldman, posted Dec 9th 2009 11:45AM
big_bang_theory_christine_baranskiThe world has fallen in love with The Big Bang Theory. That's no big shock here at TV Squad. Most of us have been swooning for the show since it began. However, now the Nielsen ratings are starting to reflect our enthusiasm. Monday night's episode of Big Bang was a series high, and surpassed Two and a Half Men, its lead-in and the anchor of CBS's sitcom stable. Until now.

For the record, in the 18-49 rating, Big Bang had a 5.7; Men had a 5.1. In total viewers, the Chuck Lorre comedy hour of Men and Bang drew approximately 15 million watchers. Now, if you're curious about the upcoming episode, read on. However, if you don't want to be spoiled or listen to some speculation, stop here.

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'Cougar Town's' Christa Miller Talks About 'Pretend' Boyfriend Scott Foley

by Michael Maloney, posted Dec 8th 2009 6:06PM

Christa MillerChrista Miller's 'Cougar Town' character Ellie is happily married (mostly) and provides a sharp but supportive contrast to single lady Jules (Courteney Cox.) Off-screen, Miller's happily wed (very) to the hit new sitcom's executive producer Bill Lawrence.

But that isn't stopping her -- or rather Ellie -- from fantasizing about 'Cougar Town' guest star Scott Foley on tonight's episode.

What's it like being married to the boss? And how does Miller juggle 'Cougar Town,' family and her role as Dr. Cox's ex-wife Jordan on Lawrence's other sitcom 'Scrubs'? Answer: she doesn't. Read on to see which one had to go for Miller to stay sane. (Hint: It wasn't her family.)

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More on Lisa Kudrow's appearance on Cougar Town

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 5th 2009 9:30AM
Cougar TownIt was bound to happen. We even wrote about it this past July. While a reunion show probably won't happen, it's always news when two cast members from the former hit sitcom Friends appear on screen together. In this case, it's Lisa Kudrow who will be guest-starring on Courteney Cox's sitcom, Cougar Town.

Of course, as a twist, they will not be friends in Kudrow's visit, but rather enemies. Kudrow plays a dermatologist that Cox's character goes to see. Will this be any different than Jennifer Aniston's appearance on Dirt playing a rival of Courteney Cox on that show?

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Ryan Devlin Heading to 'Cougar Town'

by Scott Harris, posted Nov 30th 2009 11:16AM
Production on ABC's beleaguered comedy 'Cougar Town' is finally set to resume today -- and what better way to kick things off than by introducing a new love interest for the ladies to fight over?

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ryan Devlin will be joining the cast of 'Cougar Town' as a recurring character. Devlin, who most recently co-starred in the indie feature 'Weather Girl', is probably best known for his reality show hosting duties on such series as 'ET on MTV' and 'Rock the Cradle,' and for his role as the decidedly unsavory serial rapist Mercer Hayes on 'Veronica Mars'.

This time around it appears that he'll be playing a more wholesome figure. But though his new character Smith would seemingly be the perfect young suitor for title cougar Jules (Courteney Cox), it looks as though she won't be the target of his affections; rather, it will be assistant Laurie (Busy Philipps) who is in line for love.

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What Joel is thankful for

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 25th 2009 4:04PM
Neil Patrick Harris in HIMYM: The PlaybookYou know, it's funny. When I started here I was a lowly IT guy with no girlfriend and lots of time on his hands to watch TV, even on Thanksgiving. Now I'm engaged, the editor of this site, and have to run around to so many family and friend-related events this weekend my head's already spinning just thinking about it. So I have a lot to be thankful for (and I just realized how friggin' long I've been here... wow).

But TV has always been a part of that equation, and it had no less of a role for me this year. So, in the TV world, here is what will make me thankful as I dive into the turkey tomorrow:

ABC's Wednesday comedy line-up: Against all trends, ABC rolled the dice and started a whole new night of comedy on Wednesdays. And while Hank flamed out, The Middle, Modern Family, and Cougar Town look like they have staying power, both from a quality and a ratings standpoint.

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'Cougar Town' to Resume Filming on Nov. 30

by Scott Harris, posted Nov 24th 2009 11:00AM
Fans of Courtney Cox can breathe a little easier today, as 'Cougar Town' is back on track.

According to Entertainment Weekly, production on 'Cougar Town' will resume next week, on November 30. This comes just a few days after ABC announced that they were halting production on the series in order to allow Cox to "deal with a private family matter".

As we reported yesterday, that led to some speculation that Cox is possibly pregnant, as she had previously told the media that she and husband David Arquette were "revving up the engines" in order to beat the deadline imposed by her biological clock. If true, it would be the second child for the Hollywood couple, following the birth of their daughter Coco in 2004.

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Production on 'Cougar Town' Shut Down Due to "Private Family Matter"

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Nov 23rd 2009 11:45AM
Courteney Cox in 'Cougar Town'Production on ABC's 'Cougar Town' has been temporarily shut down due to a "private family matter" involving its star, Courteney Cox, EW.com has confirmed.

The good news: 'Cougar Town' already completed three new episodes prior to the shut down. One of the episodes includes Cox's highly-anticipated reunion with her former 'Friends' co-star, Lisa Kudrow. Kudrow will play a dermatologist whose treatments Jules (Cox) quickly becomes addicted to.

No official announcement has been made regarding the issue, although there is one possible explanation for all of this: a baby. During the publicity rounds for 'Cougar Town,' Cox admitted that she and hubby David Arquette were open to the idea of expanding their family. "We're not trying yet," she told OK!, via ABC News. "We're revving up the engines. I'm only ready 'cause time's a-ticking."

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Poehler and Arnett Team up on 'Parks and Recreation' -- What Other Real-Life Couples Should Try It?

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Nov 18th 2009 11:29AM
Things are heating up this season in Pawnee, Indiana. E! Online reports that the 'Parks and Recreation' team have Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, accidentally getting involved in a sex scandal that derails her plans for a city Santa's Village. Producer Mike Schur says, "There are rumors swirling about another city councilman scandal -- who was disgraced by cave sex in the 'Practice Day' episode -- and Leslie ends up getting photographed with him at a bar late at night by a tabloid newspaper."

As if that isn't enough, Leslie and Dave the Cop don't stand the test of time. "We were so lucky to get Louis C.K.," says Poehler of her character's love interest, "but he's starting his own show."

Luckily, it has just been confirmed by Entertainment Weekly that 'Parks' fans will see that role filled by none other than Poehler's real-life love, Will Arnett. Of course, Poehler and Arnett have worked together many times, including on 'Arrested Development' and in films such as 'Blades of Glory' and 'Monsters vs. Aliens.' So it's only natural that Arnett would stop by 'Parks.'

Arnett's arrival on the show will coincide with that of Justin Theroux who will, incidentally, also vie for Leslie's heart.

With thoughts of Arnett and Poehler teaming up again, we brainstormed some other real-life couples whose pairings would translate well to the small screen.

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Review: Cougar Town - A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 29th 2009 11:33AM
Cougar Town: A Woman In Love (It's Not Me)(S01E06) I've been trying to figure out why I'm not connecting with Courteney Cox and her Cougar Town alter ego, Jules Cobb. It's not just about Cox overacting her role; if that were the case, I would have gotten tired of Monica Geller at around season five of Friends. No, it was something else, something that I couldn't put my finger on.

But after enjoying the male side of the show more than the female side for the second week in a row, the reason has become clear: I might be the wrong gender. I'm neither getting nor caring about why Jules has so many issues with dating young'uns or the process she has to go through as a "woman of years" in order to do that.

What's ironic about that is that I had problems with the pilot because it felt like it was too frat-boy sounding. So maybe I don't know what I want out of this show. It's not the first time that's happened.

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Remember when there were reruns against the World Series?

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 28th 2009 5:01PM
A-Rod working out before World Series Game 1 at Yankee Stadium
I have to admit that, when the Yankees are in the playoffs, most of my regular TV watching gets obliterated. Thankfully, DVRs and online TV sites (and, in the mid-'90s, VCRs) help me catch up. For instance, even though I have to review Cougar Town, I'll likely won't watch it until tomorrow morning, on either ABC.com or Hulu. Why? World Series game one, of course. Nothing, not even the Yankees being behind 22-0, is going to tear me away from FOX at 9:30, when I should be watching Cougar Town on ABC.

Which leads me to something that I've been wondering lately: Didn't networks used to program more reruns against the World Series? Tonight, NBC has a lineup of new episodes, as does ABC (except for Charlie Brown in Hank's slot, for understandable reasons). Tomorrow, all three of FOX's competitors have new episodes.

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