Josh Hopkins and Busy Philipps Photoshoots Added

Set 010 (Busy)
+ Set 006 (Josh)

Posted by Lauren on January 22, 2014 | No Comments

Courteney Cox on Conan

Posted by Lauren on January 20, 2014 | No Comments

“Hard on Me” & “Learning to Fly” Episode Stills

#5.05 – “Hard on Me”
#5.06 – “Learning to Fly”

Posted by Lauren on January 16, 2014 | No Comments

#5.05 – “Hard on Me” Episode Summary

#5.05 – “Hard on Me” – Andy organizes a Gulf Haven 5k in an effort to save his reputation as Mayor after an embarrassing article comes out in the local paper. Jules uses the race to help her dad, Chick (guest star Ken Jenkins), get out of the house and relive his coaching days. But the crew struggles to get through his intense workouts. Meanwhile, Grayson fulfills his dream of being cast in a commercial; however, he’s in for a big surprise when he receives his role.

Posted by Lauren on January 16, 2014 | No Comments

Brian Van Holt on directing mini ‘Friends’ reunion

Tuesday night’s episode of Cougar Town marks the first time actor Brian Van Holt stepped behind the camera to direct an episode of the comedy, accomplishing a goal he’d had since he started working on the series five seasons ago. And while he was thrilled to finally get the chance, the opportunity also came with a little added pressure — it was an episode that was set to guest star Courteney Cox’s former Friends castmate Matthew Perry.

“There was a lot involved and a lot of expectations,” Van Holt tells EW, “but that being said, it was amazing. I loved it.”

In the episode, airing at 10 p.m. ET, Perry guest stars as a man who has a fender bender with Cox’s Jules, and mayhem ensues when Jules takes a small fib a little too far. The episode finds a way to recapture the old chemistry between the two former co-stars, while also adding a little twist on the story. “I was so lucky to have Matthew in my episode because he made me look better. He brought so much to the table,” Van Holt said. “It was really an honor to direct Matthew Perry and Courteney.”

In fact, Van Holt says, as a Friends fan himself, it was somewhat “surreal at times” to see the two actors reunited. “I had my moments of, ‘Wow, This is Monica and Chandler at it again!’ They had such good chemistry,” he said. “I did get caught watching the monitors and forgetting to call cut because I could really let the camera roll on them forever. It was very special….It’s a big moment for two TV icons to come back together.”

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‘Cougar Town’s’ Brian Van Holt on directing ‘amazing’ Matthew Perry: ‘A little nerve-wracking’

Stepping up the the plate as director of an episode of the TV series you’re a star on is no small task. When that episode includes TV icon Matthew Perry as a guest star? It gets a little tougher.

Luckily, Brian Van Holt had the support of his cast and crew when he directed Tuesday’s (Jan. 14) episode of “Cougar Town” because, as he tells Zap2it, it was a daunting endeavor.

“It was a little nerve-wracking, at first. It was a big episode, especially having Matthew on it, you know,” he says. “It was a big episode, an important episode, so that brings some pressure. But it’s a great script and everybody really stepped up and made it possible, made my job easier, made it a great experience.”

Having Perry in the episode with his former “Friends” co-star Courteney Cox proved to be an asset to the first-time director (because, how couldn’t it?). “I got really lucky having Matthew in this episode, really fortunate, because obviously he brings so much to the table. You don’t have to direct him and it just makes me look like I know what I’m doing,” Van Holt jokes.

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Brian Van Holt on Directing Matthew Perry’s Guest Spot: I Was Nervous For Sure

Cougar Town star Brian Van Holt had plenty of reasons to be nervous about the directing the second episode of the sitcom’s fifth season.

Not only was Tuesday’s episode (10/9c, TBS) Holt’s directorial debut, but he was also tasked with directing Friends alum Matthew Perry’s highly anticipated guest appearance. “100 percent I was nervous for sure,” Holt tells TVGuide.com. “But Matthew is such a great guy and such a great actor and an amazing comedian, he was very supportive and ready to play. I was so relieved at how enthusiastic and motivated he was. He brought so much to the table.”

On the episode, Perry plays Sam, a charming man with whom Jules (Courteney Cox) gets into a car accident. When Jules happens to notice that her wedding ring has fallen off during the fender bender, she can’t help herself from accepting Sam’s invitation to take her on a date. “He plays a very charming character that is enamored and charmed by Jules, and there is a little bit of a confusion there, which lends itself to some awkward comedy,” Holt says. “There are hilarious moments and there are also very sweet, adorable moments between the two of them.”

Given that Perry played Cox’s TV husband for so many years on Friends — not to mention their recent reunion on Go On — it wasn’t hard to establish the chemistry between their two characters. “The chemistry was just there. They didn’t have to work it out,” Holt says. “You really just had to put the camera on them and let it go.”

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Posted by Lauren on January 15, 2014 | No Comments

Brian Van Holt Feels ‘Blessed’ to Direct Matthew Perry in ‘Cougar Town’

Brian Van Holt hit the jackpot when he was cast as freeloadin’, beer-swillin’ Bobby Cobb, the full-on Floridian ex-husband of Jules (Courteney Cox) in everyone’s favorite wine-soaked comedy, “Cougar Town.”

Fans of the cult hit were stoked when the show found a second life on TBS after ABC let Cox and her talented friends go (because ABC is really great at nurturing offbeat half-hour shows). The move to cable has been good for the cul-de-sac comedy, which becomes paradoxically zanier and more grounded every week. Where else can a mother-son shower sex snafu be played for slapstick comedy and earnest familial pathos? Ah, Florida.

This week Van Holt hits two more jackpots: He directs the episode — awesome! — and the episode features a “Friends” reunion with guest star Matthew Perry — more awesome! Van Holt is grateful to have been at the helm of this action-packed episode wherein Jules gets into a fender-bender with Sam (Perry). The two go on a date, which is awkward given that Jules is, you know, married to Grayson (Josh Hopkins).

We talked to Van Holt about drinking, directing, and dancing. Drink up, read on.

So, what came first, the beard or the directing gig?

There’s a little gray area. There was some time between scenes. I haven’t seen the first episode, but my friend said there were going to be some scenes where the beard was longer or shorter and that they might not match. I grew the beard for a film, to be honest.

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#5.04 – “A Trip to Pirate’s Cove” Episode Stills

#5.04 – “A Trip to Pirate’s Cove”

Posted by Lauren on January 13, 2014 | No Comments

#5.04 – “A Trip to Pirate’s Cove” Episode Summary

#5.04 – “A Trip to Pirate’s Cove” – The town of Gulf Haven is transformed into a pirate’s cove for Buccaneer Week. Determined to step up his mayoral duties, Andy pleads with Ellie to appeal to tourists by bringing out her alter ego, Charming Ellie. Enamored by this new, lovable version of her best friend, Jules cannot get enough of “Chellie.” Meanwhile, Laurie starts baking “naughty cakes” to increase sales.

Posted by Lauren on January 13, 2014 | No Comments

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