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'Cougar Town' cast crossovers

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Cougar Town

No amount of time spent with Big Carl will help me get over the fact that ABC’s Cougar Town won’t premiere until next year. I curse whoever made the decision to keep the Cul-de-sac Crew off the air until that mid-season premiere date (which has yet to be determined).

But it seems that the powers that be read my mind and made the decision to at least get Jules & Co. back on my TV, even though they can’t deliver any new Cougar Town episodes. Earlier this week, the show’s creator Bill Lawrence tweeted that his cast “will be on more shows this fall (this week even) than any cast on tv.” What quickly followed was Lawrence’s announcement of the “Find the Cougar Town Cast” project.

It seems that in their spare time, Courteney Cox, Busy Philipps, Christa Miller, Dan Byrd, Brian Van Holt, Ian Gomez, and Josh Hopkins will all be appearing on other fall shows. And it’s starting tonight with Ian Gomez’s appearance on Grey’s Anatomy, followed by Cox — who’s already been seen frequently supporting David Arquette on Dancing with the Stars — and Miller’s stints on Private Practice. According to USA Today, 13 shows are already on board, including ABC’s Castle, The Middle, Man Up!, and How I Met Your Mother on CBS.

And as if this news weren’t already fun enough, Lawrence tweeted that prizes will be awarded to fans who find all the guest spots, most of which will go uncredited.

Fans of Cougar Town, what do you think of this stunt? Are you as excited as I am about the show’s return? And who are you most looking forward to seeing on another show? Grab your personal Big Carl and sound off in the comments.

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