Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence is a big fan of cross-promotion: Last season, the Community character Abed (Danny Pudi) popped up in the background of a Cougar episode; and when Scrubs was still on the air, Bill let star Sarah Chalke play a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother.
Topic: Cougar Town
We’re used to fan interaction from the early days of American Idol, where texts and phone calls would determine a contestant’s staying power. But only in the last few years have scripted series invited fans to interact with the characters or stars. The latest is ABC’s Cougar Town: When watching tonight’s episode, the moment you hear a character say a phone number, call it up for the chance to talk to one of the stars. You might get Courteney Cox, Busy Phillips, Josh Hopkins, or another actor, depending who picks up. More
The world may not be ready to accept her show about cougars, but Courteney Cox‘s divorce may prove that cougars are moving up in the world. As the details of her separation from husband David Arquette have come out this week, Courteney is clearly emerging as the victor in the split. She’s already dating a much younger man, her show is finally a hit and she appears to be winning the PR battle (mostly for not dishing to Howard Stern like her husband did).
Hollywood divorces may often find women being left by successful men for younger, hotter women, but here the roles seem reversed. It’s especially interesting considering the fact that she currently stars in a show called Cougar Town - that’s not actually about cougars. If anything, Courteney may become the new face of cougars, and not for playing one on TV. More
Matthew Perry isn’t into cougars. Courteney Cox recently caught up with Us Weekly, where she revealed that Perry snubbed her new show, Cougar Town. “I did ask Matthew if he’d play my boyfriend on the show. He thought it was … More