I have a new obsession and her name is Barb. If you haven’t been watching ABC’s new series Cougar Town, then you might not know her but she’s kind of amazing. Played by Carolyn Hennessy (General Hospital), Barb is the ultimate cougar but also an incredible scene-stealer. She usually just has one or two scenes per episode but completely dominates with her campy line delivery; imagine a modern-day version of The Golden Girls‘ Blanche Devereaux. Barb is currently competing with Glee‘s Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) as my favorite new character on television. Plus, this has introduced me to the fabulous Hennessy, who I previously missed in classics like 2007’s Cougar Club and 2008’s Boob Jobs & Jesus. Clearly, the producers know that they have gold on their hands because they’ve even given Barb her own online advice series. Behold the glory of Barb below:

Are you a fan of Barb, PopWatchers? Who is your favorite new character on television?

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Cougar Town
Courteney Cox stars in Bill Lawrence’s ensemble comedy
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