Bill Lawrence Cop Comedy Lands At ABC With Big Put Pilot Commitment

ABC is feeling the force. No, the network is not already working on a Star Wars series following last week’s Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm. In a competitive situation, ABC has snagged Feel The Force, an ensemble cop comedy written and executive produced by Bill Lawrence, with a put pilot commitment plus penalty. The single-camera project is based on the 2006 BBC2 comedy starring Michelle Gomez, created by Georgia Pritchett and produced by Catherine Bailey Limited. It centers on two rookie female cops who struggle to prove themselves in a male-dominated police force.

Warner Bros TV and Lawrence’s studio-based Doozer are producing, with Doozer’s Lawrence and Jeff Ingold executive producing. This marks Lawrence’s return to ABC where all of his previous series have run. That includes his first show, Spin City, which he co-created; Scrubs, which ended its run on ABC; and his latest comedy, Cougar Town, which aired on ABC for three seasons before moving to TBS. (Lawrence is consulting on Cougar Town, which he co-created.)

This marks ICM Partners-repped Doozer’s fourth sale this development season, joining  I Suck At Girls, which has a pilot production commitment at Fox,Ali In Wonderland, which is a put pilot at NBC, and another half-hour at NBC, Undateable, which has penalty attached. Lawrence serves as an executive producer on the three comedies, which all are based on books.


Posted by Lauren on November 13, 2012 | No Comments

Partridge Family Icon Shirley Jones Joins the Cul-de-Sac Crew!

I think I love this.

Partridge Family matriarch Shirley Jones has landed a guest stint on the upcoming fourth season of Cougar Town, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Jones will play one half of a couple that agrees to purchase the house next to Jules (who has the listing) and Grayson under one condition: That they be welcomed into the Cul-de-Sac Crew.

On the plus side, Jules the Realtor scores an easy sale and two new friends (albeit of the elderly variety) in the process. On the downside, Jules the Friend compromises the sanctity of her liquor league — all for a quick buck.

Which Jules will ultimately prevail? Seeing as how Jones is only booked for one episode, conventional wisdom gives Jules the Friend the edge.

Jones’ episode will air near the end of Cougar Town‘s fourth season, which debuts Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c on ABC TBS.


Posted by Lauren on November 13, 2012 | No Comments

Bill Lawrence to Attend This Year’s ATX TV Festival

The ATX Television Festival announced its first ever Pitch Competition, in which writers can pitch original ideas for a scripted series to established showrunners and other industry insiders.

The Austin festival, in its second year, also announced a roster of guests including “Scrubs” and “Cougar Town” creator Bill Lawrence, “Lone Star” and “Awake” creator Kyle Killen, and “Life Unexpected” creator Liz Tigelaar, all of whom will help judge the competition.


Posted by Lauren on November 09, 2012 | No Comments

“Cougar Town” Scoop from TVLine

The Cul de Sac crew may be expanding after its relocation to TBS — and in a most unexpected way. I’m hearing that by the end of Season 4, Jules will have a decision to make when her sale of the house next door comes with the condition that the 70-year-old buyer and her hard-of-hearing husband are allowed to hang with the gang. Time to pound… Metamucil?


Posted by Lauren on November 09, 2012 | No Comments

New Busy Philipps Event Photos

The First Annual Baby2Baby Gala Presented By Harry Winston – 11/03/12

Posted by Lauren on November 08, 2012 | No Comments

Courteney Behind the Camera

Posted by Lauren on November 06, 2012 | No Comments

Cougar Town Enlists Suburgatory Spouse to Woo [Spoiler] in Season 4

There’s romance in store (literally) for a member of Cougar Town‘s Cul-de-Sac Crew.

Suburgatory actress Gillian Vigman (she plays the wife of Alan Tudyk’s Noah) will appear in a Season 4 episode of the ABC TBS comedy series as a love interest for Brian Van Holt’s Penny Can proprietor Bobby, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Vigman will play Mary, a quirky woman who sweeps Bobby off his feet in the aisles of a Target-esque super store. The duo end up sending the entire day “vacationing” together in the establishment, drinking wine in the food department, dancing in the electronics section, etc.

Cougar Town is set to make its TBS debut on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c.


Posted by Lauren on November 06, 2012 | No Comments

New Promo: Laurie Explains Cougar Town

Posted by Lauren on November 03, 2012 | No Comments

Josh Gives a Tour of His Bedroom

Check out a video of Josh giving a tour of his bedroom on People’s website here!

Posted by Lauren on October 28, 2012 | No Comments

Courteney Cox’s “Cougar” Hair Tips

Many women feel the pressure to go for a shorter hairstyle as they get older. Not Courteney Cox. She may have put the short shaggy bob on the map during her days on Friends, but today the Cougar Town star is a hair icon for the over-40-year-olds who refuse to give up the allure of long sexy hair. “I love my long hair and I don’t feel any pressure to go short,” the 48-year old actress told us. “It makes me feel sexy and is part of who I am. I don’t think your age should define your hair. It’s the other way around. I’d feel like a different person today if it wasn’t like this,” she said.

For those of you who’ve loved Cox since the 90s, you may find that you have the same hair complaints as she does, although you’d never know it from the looks of her shiny, bouncy black locks. “My hair has been through many transformations and it gets styled constantly. I’ve definitely noticed that as I get older, I see more breakage, it feels drier, and I get more grays,” she said. So how does she keep her hair looking so enviably shiny and healthy, and yes, commercial-worthy, literally? “When I started using the new Pantene AgeDefy haircare line, I instantly noticed a difference. It really has turned back the clock with my hair. Then I tried Advanced+ Keratin Repair and now my hair feels so much smoother and more manageable,” said Cox, who is now Pantene’s newest celebrity ambassador for these two new Expert Collections which address the needs of both aging hair and extreme hair damage.


Posted by Lauren on October 28, 2012 | No Comments

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