We broke the news on Saturday that TBS was in talks to pick up ABC’s comedy series Cougar Town
. As we projected on Sunday, the negotiations reached a successful conclusion, and the cable network just announced the pickup. There are no details on the order but I had heard that TBS and Cougar Town
producer ABC Studios
were targeting a 15-episode one. TBS today announced a fourth-season pickup for Cougar Town
to premiere in early 2013, though I hear the studio has the cast locked in for another season after that, so a fifth season could be in the cards too, bringing the series to comfortable syndicatable levels. In addition to ordering new episodes, TBS has acquired the rights to Cougar Town
‘s first three seasons of 61 episodes that originally aired on ABC. While never a hit, the series starring Courteney Cox
has enjoyed a devoted following by a core group of passionate fans.