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TBS has rescued Cougar Town!

The cable network has ordered a fourth season of the comedy to begin airing in early 2013. In addition, TBS has purchased the rights to Cougar Town‘s first three seasons of 61 episodes that originally aired on ABC. “Cougar Town is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS. “We are thrilled to have Cougar Town moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series.”

On ABC this season, Cougar Town averaged 5.3 million viewers and a 1.9 rating in the adult demo, nosediving after it was moved to Tuesday nights and away from its previous Modern Family lead-in. With the axe hanging over the show, TBS stepped in and rescued Courteney Cox and Co. from cancellation.