By Jennifer Armstrong
August 11, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Yes, Courteney Cox, as divorced Realtor Jules, is at first on the prowl for boy toys, but she’s at her best when surrounded by her makeshift family — her teen son (Dan Byrd), her cad neighbor (Josh Hopkins), the couple next door (Christa Miller and Ian Gomez), her slacker ex (Brian Van Holt), and her wild co-worker (Busy Philipps) — and buoyed by the wine that is ever flowing. Over time, the show evolves from a frantic farce into a cozy home for misfit talents: Byrd’s perfect understatement, Hopkins’ goofy sex appeal, Philipps’ brassy trashiness. The EXTRAS work hard to underscore this point, anchored by a doc called ”Taming Cougar Town,” but the point is taken: Ignore the terrible title and you’ll find a solid ensemble comedy at its pinot-soaked center. B+

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Courteney Cox stars in Bill Lawrence’s ensemble comedy
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  • 2
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  • 09/23/09
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