What should 'Cougar Town' be called instead?
In an interview with HitFix, Cougar Town creator Bill Lawrence expressed distaste for the comedy’s title. “I’d like to (change it), and the studio has been talking about it…partly as a result of common sense and partly from their research,” he said. “They find too many instances of testing of people saying they would never watch a show called Cougar Town — ‘I don’t want to see some show about a 40-year-old woman nailing younger guys’ — and then they screen an episode, and people go, ‘Oh, I would watch this show.” Unfortunately for Lawrence, an ABC rep tells EW there are “no immediate plans to change the name.”
Regardless, the title Cougar Town has always made me die inside a little, so I’ve come up with some alternate options: Top It Off (pictured), Wining and Whining, Busy Philipps is the Greatest, It’s Really All About Sex, Oh S— I Have a Baby?, and Situations. EW’s Tanner Stransky and I both believe there needs to be a show — or at least a bar — simply called Situations. Because it’s always a situation, you know? Everything.
I also like People‘s suggestion of The Family Jules. Nominate your potential Cougar Town re-titles in the comments!
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