Articles for Cougar Town Season 2

If there‘s a pattern so far this week in the ratings, it‘s that CBS is still the top dog. On Wednesday night the network had the highest-rated shows in all three hours of prime time and The Defenders became the season‘s third highest-rated new show of the season (behind Hawaii Five-0 and Mike and Molly, both also on CBS).  Read more »
Holiday themed episodes are one of TV‘s oldest and best traditions. And if you‘re a fan of TV (that‘s why you‘re here of course) then you know that Halloween themed episodes are a great way to get in the spirit of season and gear up for the big night. So lock the doors, get out the candy, and prepare to be spooked because it‘s that time of year again where our favorite TV shows treat (or trick) us with Halloween themed episodes. With All Hallows‘ Eve right around the corner we‘ve rounded up a motley list of TV shows that will be airing haunting episodes and channels that will be celebrating all month long. Take a look at the list of upcoming Halloween episodes and see if your favorite show has anything creepy planned. Read more »
Don‘t forget your daily dose of the latest TV news in 300 words.Outlaw on the OutsWe told you last week that things weren‘t looking too well for the Jimmy Smits series Outlaw. Well, worry no more because NBC has canceled the series. Last week the show went on "production hiatus" to stop the bleeding of the doomed legal series. Last week‘s ratings for Outlaw were the lowest ever which forced NBC to pull the trigger. The series remaining four episodes will air on Saturday nights and then we can finally close this chapter in our lives. It was time for Outlaw to be put out of its misery so our beloved Mr. Smits can rebound with something that will cause us to forget Outlaw ever happened. He did it before with Cain. Remember Cain, didn‘t think so. [Ausiello] Read more »
Sometimes in work or life you need a good distraction. TV can be a great source of ideas, and I have found four examples of great ways to waste time, resolve fights, get drunk or just argue with your friends over a trivial matter.  Read more »
It is the considerable opinion of BuddyTV that the people should not be allowed to vote. This morning the 2011 People‘s Choice Award nominees were announced and the choices are less than inspired. Sure, like a broken clock, some of the choices show an impressive exhibition of taste (nominating Ian Somerhalder‘s highly entertaining performance on The Vampire Diaries), but mostly, it‘s an embarrassment. Read more »
Ah, Thanksgiving. The time of year when we gather together to stuff ourselves -- and a turkey -- silly and slip into tryptophan-induced comas with our pants unbuttoned. Oh yeah, and give thanks! Well, having gorged on television all year long, we here at BuddyTV would like to express our gratitude for the things we‘re most thankful for this year on TV.So heat up some cider, pause the DVR and dig into what our writers are thanking their lucky TV stars for:  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.   I watch more TV than anyone I know, between 60 and 70 hours each week, every week. Doing the math, that amounts to roughly 3,500 hours, or nearly 40 percent of my life, spent watching TV in 2010.  Read more »
It‘s almost the New Year: The exciting time of change and new beginnings, yes. But in order to make that change happen, we also need to make it the time of honest self-assessment and (hopefully) absolution. And so I must come clean: Among these TV-themed bad habits, I have been guilty of at least five. OK, more like seven. Fine, nine. Screw it, I‘ve done ALL OF THEM. Nobody‘s perfect, and me, even less so. But I hope that laying them all out here will put us (talking at you, my fellow mistake-making TV fans out there) on the right track to a better relationship with our shows and screens going forward. It‘s important work, and that‘s why we do it.So here I come, New Year. Here are the TV habits I hope to kick in 2011:  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.TV ratings aren‘t the best barometer of quality, but they certainly help shape what shows will succeed and which ones will fail. The first week of 2011 had plenty of highs and lows.  Read more »
ABC is obviously pretty happy with many of their shows. Even though we‘re not quite halfway through the current season, the network has announced that it will pick up six of its shows for the 2011-2012 television season. Which shows have earned the love of their parent network? Read more »
TV fans were undoubtedly very confused last night. Due to coverage of the memorial service in Tucson, major networks had to do some quick rescheduling, bumping several shows. Cougar Town, Better With You, Human Target and Chase were all preempted while other shows saw delays or were cut off.  Read more »
I‘ve become accustomed to network synergy. Usually if a TV show makes references to other shows, they‘ll be on the same network. But NBC‘s Thursday night comedies clearly don‘t believe in that.Instead, they reference shows on rival networks, sometimes shows they‘re in direct competition with, which is kind of like having a Coke commercial where someone enjoys a refreshing Pepsi. This is nothing new to NBC‘s comedies, but last night it was particularly strong.  Read more »
ABC is pretty confident in its current lineup because most of its current shows are returning to the exact same time slots. Dancing with the Stars, Castle, Body of Proof, The Middle, Modern Family, Grey‘s Anatomy, Private Practice and Desperate Housewives are keeping the network anchored with returning favorites on nearly every night.  Read more »
Happy Father‘s Day!  Throughout the years, we‘ve had countless TV dads pass through our living rooms. There are advice giving dads, hot dads, cool dads, and some dads who well... they try. Our question to you is: are you TV‘s biggest fan of dads on TV? We‘ve put together fifteen questions about father-child moments from TV‘s biggest shows that put you to the test.    Read more »
In 2005 Desperate Housewives was the hot new show on TV and it earned 15 Emmy nominations for its first season, but despite a ton of buzz, it failed to win the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. The following year, amid much criticism that the show was too dramatic and serious, it was surprisingly dropped from the Comedy Series race and only picked up seven nominations.I mention this story at the start of my predictions for this year‘s Emmy nominations for Comedy because it seems eerily similar to Glee. The show had a ton of buzz for its first year, didn‘t win for Outstanding Comedy Series, and now, with criticism about its overly dramatic second season, there‘s a chance it too could be left out in the cold.  Read more »
This year, despite some glaring oversights, the Emmy Awards got a lot of stuff right. They welcomed plenty of new shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Big C while also including returning favorites ignored in previous years like Friday Night Lights, Justified and Parks and Recreation.  Read more »
Last night the final season of Entourage kicked off, meaning we get to spend time with Vincent and his Hollywood gang for one last time. That got us thinking: why not celebrate the best cliques on television? Read more »
The third season of ABC‘s adorable Cougar Town may still be a long time away, but the DVD of the show‘s second season will be out today -- a lovely way to get yourself out of your television wine withdrawal (if there is one). Marking the DVD‘s release: the show‘s stars Courteney Cox and Busy Philipps talked about how different season 2 was from season 1 (in Cox‘s words, it‘s the "new and improved Cougar Town") and whether 40-somethings can really be that crazy. Read more »
There is only one thing better than amazingly good TV shows, and that‘s when aspects of those shows get together to create something even cooler. And it looks like this amazing synergy is going to happen during season 5 of Chuck. Why? Danny Pudi from Community will be a guest star! Read more »
This is one of a series of brief articles meant to introduce the DWTS viewer to each of the season 13 celebrities. Until Dancing with the Stars begins and we get our TV introductions, this will have to do! Read more »
Last season on Cougar Town, the cul-de-sac crew drank more wine than the gods, played penny can and made profit off of it, came up with sensible sayings ("Slap out of it!") and really went on a family vacation to Hawaii together to save Travis. Hilarious timing and call-back jokes aside, there were some dramatic and heartfelt moments for every character that really cemented the cul-de-sac crew as a family. So what will become of this family in Cougar Town season 3?  Read more »
Turn back if you aren‘t interested in some juicy Cougar Town spoilers!The best part about Cougar Town is that there are no cougars whatsoever. It bears little resemblance to its title and to its initial concept. Courtney Cox was supposed to be dating men half her age, drink wine and deal with the scandal of such. Now she just drinks glasses of wine and hangs out with the loveable cul-de-sac crew. It sounds almost lame like the title, but it is one of the best comedies on television.And that lame title is officially the first piece of spoiler pie. It has been speculated that the creators of Cougar Town are looking to change the name to reflect on the show‘s emphasis on friendship. The frontrunner? Friends with Beverages. And anyone who knows that the show is in fact about friends who drink an enormous amount of wine appreciates that title. Any other suggestions? Mine would be anything inclined towards ‘Pen-nie Can!‘  Read more »
And they‘re actually pretty good.Like everybody who spends way too much time watching or thinking about television, I am continuously irritated by most major TV awards. When the same, arguably-inferior shows get nominated year after year, irritation is hard to avoid. But sometimes an award listing gets it right. This year‘s nominations for the Critics Choice Television Awards get it very right. Read more »