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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2009
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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51

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6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 195 Ratings

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  • Creator: Bill Lawrence, Kevin Biegel
  • Show Type: Between Seasons
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 23, 2009
  • Episode Length: 30
  • Air Time: 10:30 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    80
    This is Cox's best gig since the end of "Friends" and she clearly knows it, attacking the material at full tooth-and-nail.
  2. 75
    For all the sex jokes (most of which are amusing), this is at heart a family comedy, with Cox completely winning as a mom trying to make herself happy without making her son miserable. Odds are that other moms can relate.
  3. Despite the title, Cougar Town seems more female centric, which is key to ABC's audience, and it's a little more formulaic than "Modern Family," but both are welcome new sitcoms.
  4. 50
    The show demonstrates that none of Cox's ample comic skills have diminished; she still has impeccable timing. But she can be such a brittle presence that she needs to be surrounded by more sympathetic characters, not by friends who are, if anything, more raunchy and manic.
  5. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    50
    This is a story of desperation, not liberation. Cox is too good for this.
  6. 40
    Where "Scrubs'' managed to plumb some truth about medicine and camaraderie Cougar Town is less funny, and sometimes kind of creepy.
  7. 10
    Cougar Town (which doesn't debut until Wednesday, but I wanted to give you time to disconnect your TV set) is downright unwatchable, an agonizingly unfunny gutter-ball that will almost certainly be the first of the new season's shows to be canceled.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 68
  2. Negative: 34 out of 68
  1. DeeM.
    Sep 25, 2009
    10
    Excellent mix of visual and verbal humour. Full marks.
  2. Feb 10, 2012
    10
    While it does take a while to get into (I actually started with season 2, then watched the first season), this cast on this show is wonderful.While it does take a while to get into (I actually started with season 2, then watched the first season), this cast on this show is wonderful. The premise is a tad superficial, yet strangely appropriate for the chosen setting. I love the complicated relationships between the characters, and the expected behaviour between others (I'm a sucker for familiarity on shows). Overall, highly entertaining and makes me laugh plenty. Expand
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    10
    This show is just fantastic. Get over the name people! It doesn't have anything to do with older women banging out young dudes. It is a showThis show is just fantastic. Get over the name people! It doesn't have anything to do with older women banging out young dudes. It is a show about friendship, family and booze. What else in life is important? Do yourself a favor and invest some time getting to know and appreciate this show. You'll thank me later. JPC Expand
  4. ChrisS
    Nov 23, 2009
    3
    One-note and almost entirely unwatchable, if they reverse the sex then one could call it "creepy old men stalking young women"...what you One-note and almost entirely unwatchable, if they reverse the sex then one could call it "creepy old men stalking young women"...what you don't find that tasteful and topical? Expand
  5. RichardJ
    Oct 21, 2009
    2
    Yes, because her behavior will go a long way towards teaching her teen aged son who to respectfully treat his future relationships. What a Yes, because her behavior will go a long way towards teaching her teen aged son who to respectfully treat his future relationships. What a sorry excuse to pornography. Expand
  6. Jan 3, 2014
    1
    I just don't like it! Loved friends, it's just the women have very annoying personalities. The guys not so bad. I don't think it will goI just don't like it! Loved friends, it's just the women have very annoying personalities. The guys not so bad. I don't think it will go far. At least I hope not. I have tried several times to watch it. The commercials. Change the brew statement (is that what they are saying). Courtney dresses terrible stripe tees and high heels. They look like dirty women. Please bring back House of Payne and the Browns. Family shows. Expand
  7. jennys
    Sep 23, 2009
    0
    Horrible, unfunny, annoying show!

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