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Cougar Town returns Tuesday, January 6th at 10:30 pm!
Lock up the wine cabinet!
Cougar Town is welcoming a teen pop sensation when it returns for its sixth and final season: Cody Simpson!
E! News has exclusively learned that the Australian singer will be guest-starring on the TBS hit’s upcoming season, and he’s playing a mini-Beady Eyes—sort of!
In the episode, Simpson will play Pete, a high school student who bears a very strong resemblance to Grayson (Josh Hopkins) in both looks and behavior, in his acting debut. Tread carefully, Jules (Courteney Cox). Tread very carefully!
Simpson teased fans with his upcoming appearance, posting a dapper photo on Twitter with the caption, “Sparked a little acting flame.”
Aside from his career as a singer, Simpson, 17, competed on the last season of Dancing With the Stars, and recently graduated from high school at the top of his class.
For the final season, the cul-de-sac crew will be down a member as original cast memberBrian Van Holt (aka Bobby Cobb) will be leaving the series in the season six premiere, per TV Line.
Courteney Cox may be the executive co-producer of Celebrity Name Game, but don’t go thinking she’s any good at trivia — or that she’s going to throw down like her famous Friends character and do absolutely anything to win a game show, even her own.
“That’s more Monica,” she says in a new interview with ETonline. “I’m actually not that competitive.”
“You will see that in the [episodes] Courteney’s on, that’s for sure,” quips host Craig Ferguson, who wraps his nearly 10-year stint as host of CBS’s The Late Late Show in December.
“I really don’t ever go online, and I don’t know half the things that are going in the world — that is not good for pop-culture questions,” Cox reveals.
Cox says even her own 10-year-old daughter, Coco, could take her during a round of Name Game. “As long as [the trivia] was in the last 10 years. She won’t know much past that, but yeah, she’d probably win somebody twenty grand,” admits the 50-year-old actress.
Sorry, Scrubs fans: Ground Floor will not be reuniting Christa Miller and John C. McGinley.
As EW first reported, Miller was slated to play the wife of McGinley’s Mr. Mansfield, but she had to back out because of production demands on the final season of TBS’Cougar Town.
In her stead, Emily Rutherfurd (The New Adventures of Old Christine) will take on the role of the brassy and artistic Allie Mansfield, who is the only person able to control her husband.
Ground Floor is slated to return Dec. 9 on TBS.
Cougar Town is losing one of its longtime residents.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Brian Van Holt — who has played Bobby “Penny Can” Cobb since the show’s launch on ABC in 2009 — will depart at the start of the TBS comedy’s sixth and final season.
According to a C-Town insider, Van Holt — who recently wrapped production on the Syfy limited series Ascension — is leaving early to pursue other opportunities.
The Cul-de-Sac Crew is set to bid farewell to Van Holt’s Bobby in the Season 6 premiere, which is slated to air in early 2015.
In a competitive situation, CBS has made a pilot production commitment to a multi-camera comedy executive produced by Bill Lawrence. Written and executive produced by Jeff Astrof, the project revolves around two lifelong best friends who are poised to become successful restaurateurs — if they can keep from killing each other. In order to keep their business (and friendship) alive, the two decide to see a couples therapist, who will guide them through life, love and the fast-paced world of being big-city restaurant owners.
Dr. Cox will be reuniting with his ex-wife when Ground Floor stages a Scrubs reunion next season.
Christa Miller has landed a guest-starring role on the TBS comedy as the wife of John C. McGinley’s Mr. Mansfield, EW has learned exclusively. The chic, brassy and artistic Allie Mansfield is the only person in the world who can control her husband.
This will be Miller and McGinley’s second time playing spouses onscreen after Scrubs. In real life, Miller is married to Ground Floor creator Bill Lawrence, who was also behindScrubs.
Ground Floor is slated to return Dec. 9 on TBS.
Courteney Cox’s directorial debut has secured a distribution deal in the US and Canada.
Starz has signed on to distribute dark comedy “Just Before I Go” following its debut at the Tribeca Film Fest.
The film centres on a depressed man, played by “American Pie’s” Seann William Scott, who plans to commit suicide. But before he does he goes home to right his wrongs.
David Arquette, Rob Riggle, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh and Olivia Thirlby also star in the film which Cox produced with Thea Mann of Coquette and Gabriel Cowan of New Artists Alliance. Arquette, Alexandria Jackson, John C. Rhee and John Suits exec produced.
A favorite Friend talks about how love, loss, and David Fincher prepared her to direct her first feature-length movie, the indie dramedy Just Before I Go.
I’ve always felt a kinship to Courteney Cox. I think we all have.
There was the way she managed, as Monica Geller on Friends, to make the combination of neuroticism and rabid energy seem warm, endearing, and fun. There was the middle finger she gave critics and industry suits who wrote off Cougar Town based on its misfire of a title by steadfastly guiding the little sitcom that could through 88 episodes and two networks, turning it into, at one point, the most consistently firing sitcom on TV and a showcase for her most nuanced acting yet.
She’s always seemed just the right balance of glamorous and goofy, that when you see her, you feel like you’re running into an old Friend. (Heh.) And, as she sits across from me raving in ecstasy about ranch dressing, all of the suspicions about how cool Cox might actually be in person are ever-so-blissfully confirmed.
“You’ve never seen the way I eat,” Cox cautions, dabbing dressing from the corner of her lip as we discuss Just Before I Go, her feature film directorial debut that premiered last week at the Tribeca Film Festival. But, as she begins to share the personal stories behind the personal film, all traces of vanity and self-consciousness goes out the window. “Ranch dressing is so good,” she coos. “Fuck yeah, Hidden Valley.”