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Ian Gomez Books CBS Comedy Pilot “Cuz-Bros”
Written by on April 18th, 2014

CBS’ Cuz-Bros is becoming a safe haven for sitcom actors with undefined futures.

Cougar Town‘s Ian Gomez has been cast in the CBS comedy, which also stars Enlisted‘s Parker Young and Geoff Stults, Deadline reports.

The sitcom centers on Nick (Stults), a Los Angeles ladies’ man whose world is rocked when his cousin Barry (Young) needs a place to crash. Gomez will play Phil, who’s in charge at the radio station where Nick works.

Like Stults and Young, Gomez’s Cuz-Bros part is in second position to his role on TBS’ Cougar Town; if the cabler renews the wine-soaked comedy for a sixth season, Gomez would continue with that series.

Bookmark TVLine’s Cable Renewal Scorecard — and check often — to stay up to date on Cougar Town‘s fate.


#5.13 – “We Stand A Chance” Episode Summary
Written by on March 20th, 2014

#5.13 – “We Stand A Chance” – After winning Cul de Sac Crew Trivia, Tom gets to pick the location of the next group vacation. The gang is less than thrilled, however, when Tom opts for a stay-cation. Meanwhile, Jules fakes being healthy at her annual physical exam and gets some shocking results. And Bobby accidentally signs Grayson and himself up for a breakdancing competition.

#5.12 – “Love Is a Long Road” Episode Summary
Written by on March 20th, 2014

#5.12 – “Love Is a Long Road” – As Chick deals with the fallout from his first Alzheimers symptoms, Jules convinces him to look at houses nearby.  Without meaning to, Grayson introduces the idea of Chick moving in with them, a suggestion he quickly regrets.  All the while, the Cul de Sac Crew excitedly prepares for Travis’s college graduation which kicks off, among other things, a rivalry between Ellie and Laurie for who is #1 on Jules’ most-important-friend list.

#5.11 – “Refugee” Episode Summary
Written by on March 1st, 2014

#5.11 – “Refugee” – When Bobby’s boat goes missing, Jules and Bobby step into their old crime fighting personas, “Blacktop” and “Gumshoe”, in order to solve the mystery. Meanwhile, Grayson helps Andy win over his new supervisor by teaching him “the neg,” and Laurie and Travis attempt to decorate her apartment together.

#5.10 – “Too Good To Be True” Episode Summary
Written by on March 1st, 2014

#5.10 – “Too Good To Be True” – Travis starts an open mic night at Coffee Bucks, but things go awry when Andy tries to do stand-up comedy. Tom’s daughter, Haylee (guest star Julianna Guill), comes to visit, and Grayson and Jules decide to play along when they discover that Tom’s been lying to Haylee in order to make himself sound cool.

#5.09 – “Too Much Ain’t Enough” Episode Summary
Written by on March 1st, 2014

#5.09 – “Too Much Ain’t Enough” – After Jules receives a large commission check, she enlists Andy to be her business partner in a get-rich-quick scheme. Meanwhile, Grayson tries to seem cool to Travis’s new hipster friends, and Bobby struggles to feel comfortable with his new bag.

#5.08 – “Mystery of Love” Episode Summary
Written by on February 3rd, 2014

#5.08 – “Mystery of Love” – After Travis and Laurie have Jules and Grayson over for a sophisticated brunch, Jules attempts to prove that she and Grayson are the better couple. Andy plans a beach day for Stan so he will be considered a fun dad. Meanwhile, Tom helps Ellie finish a teen novel she started writing years ago.

Valentine’s Day POPSessions: ‘Cougar Town’ Stars Busy Philipps and Dan Byrd Love the ’90s
Written by on February 2nd, 2014

In the fifth season of “Cougar Town,” Laurie (Busy Philipps) and Travis (Dan Byrd) have become the couple who are so good we want them to get married. We conveyed our feelings to Philipps, and she’s on board. “Do you know what I like about how they handle their relationship?” she mused. “It’s indicative of all the relationships that I like in my favorite TV shows, when Ross and Rachel were together, or Jim and Pam on ‘The Office.’ You just see them existing in the world together as a couple and that feels to me more like how the real world is.”

POPSessions starts now. (Dan Byrd joins soon.) The theme is Valentine’s Day — even if it will seem like a round of “Friends” trivia.

1. What’s your favorite movie to watch on a lonely Valentine’s Day?

Philipps: Is it weird if I say my husband’s movie “Never Been Kissed”? It’s amazing, and it will probably be on TV on Valentine’s Day so you can watch it!

2. Who was your first screen crush when you were a little kid?

Philipps: Leonardo DiCaprio in “Growing Pains.”

3. What’s the most romantic moment in movie history?

Philipps: The end of “Casablanca.”


Courteney Cox Talks “Cougar Town” Season 5
Written by on February 2nd, 2014

COUGAR TOWN– a half-hour comedy that isnot about older women interested in younger men, despite its title – is now on TBS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, where its in its fifth season. The series, created by Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence, began life on ABC, where it spent three seasons, was canceled and then was picked up by TBS for a fourth season in 2013.

Courteney Cox, who stars as wine-loving Florida realtor Jules Cobb and is one of the show’s executive producers, tells the Television Critics Association her feelings when COUGAR TOWN moved networks. “It’s just been a great feeling and so happy. It feels like we’re a brand-new show that hasn’t changed. It feels like we’re out there and I feel like it just started and yet we’ve been doing it and we feel so comfortable. They sent us to Napa to do a press junket. I mean, really? It was the nicest thing.”

In a brief one-on-one conversation with Cox, she elaborates on where Jules is heading now that the character is married – and her grown son is having an affair with her best friend.

AX: Do you think Jules has improved or devolved as a mother?

COURTENEY COX: She definitely always learns from her son, because he’s such an old soul. She loves him and that’s the most important thing – she’s doing the best she can, but I think she definitely takes her lessons and applies them.


10 Questions with Busy Philipps
Written by on February 2nd, 2014

Are you ever curious about the real lives of politicians, celebrities, local newsmakers and athletes?

Each Tuesday, ABC Action News asks 10 questions of a Bay area leader, politician or even national celebrity.

We go beyond the questions that are news of the day. After all sometimes, we want know more about them. What’s their favorite music? Biggest regret? And who do they look up to?

This week actress Elizabeth Jean Phillips, known as Busy Phillips answers our 10 questions.

It’s really a cute story on how she got her nickname. Her parents gave it to her. They say as a young child she could not stop moving around-thus nicknaming her Busy!

She said the nickname stuck; it’s on her credit cards! But she said not on her driver’s license.

She is probably best known for her roles on the TV series “Freaks and Geeks” and “Dawson’s Creek.” She’s also appeared in several major motion pictures and recently starred as Laurie Keller on the former ABC series “Cougar Town.”

She started getting her face out there as a child, working as a real life Barbie on the toy fair circuit

As a young actor she won a teen choice award.

1. What is your all-time favorite song?
Probably “This Will be Our Year” by the Zombies. We played it at our wedding right when we kissed.

2. Do you have a smartphone? If so, what is your favorite app?
I have an iPhone and honestly, I get the most use out of my Twitter app!

3. Have you come up with a few things you’d like to do before you die? If so, what’s on your bucket list?
I haven’t really thought about it that much. I’m more of a person who seems lucky enough to do the things I want to do when I want to do them. BUT, If I were to die tomorrow, the ONLY thing I’d really regret is not getting to see my little girl grow up.

4. Who do you count as your mentor(s)?
Oh gosh. Courtney Cox and Christa Miller for sure. My agent Lorrie Bartlett. My mom is my cake mentor. (she taught me how to decorate cakes, a hobby I continue to this day!)

5. What was your very first job?
Hostess at California Pizza Kitchen on Scottsdale Road in Arizona.