The curtain comes down on the best part of TV's hottest singing competition, as the "blind auditions" portion of NBC's The Voice reaches its final act (Tuesday, 8/7c) with the selection of the last members of the four coaches' teams. Any fears that the show would lose its oomph this season with new bodies in the hot seats were quickly put to rest when Usher eased onto his swiveling throne with charismatic grace, adopting a signature "one leg up" posture that was parodied last weekend on Saturday Night Live, while Shakira proved a worthy adversary to the boys' club with her feisty attitude, passion and humor.
Courteney Cox, Brian Van Holt
Cougar Town is not, we repeat, not a show about cougars. So what is it about? That's the question facing some newcomers just now learning about the ensemble comedy now that it's become the subject of a persistent marketing campaign from new home TBS.
Winter TV Preview: Where we left off on Cougar Town and more returning shows
For those who missed the show's first three seasons, Cougar Town is really about Jules (Courteney Cox), a fortysomething
alcoholic wine connoisseur who used to be married to lovable slacker Bobby (Brian Van Holt), but recently took the plunge again with her neighbor Grayson (Josh Hopkins). Jules has two best friends: the young and loud Laurie (Busy Philipps) and the icy, judgmental Ellie (Christa Miller). Ellie's whipped husband Andy (Ian Gomez) is Bobby's BFF, as is Bobby and Jules' college-age son, Travis (Dan Byrd), who kind of has a thing for Laurie. Whew!
Cougar Town team on TBS move: "It was really refreshing" to be embraced
New viewers hoping to jump into this wacky series when it returns for...
What a difference a year makes.
A year ago, Cougar Town was waiting (and waiting) to start its third season on ABC after two acclaimed but low-rated seasons. ABC had held the show for midseason and didn't announce a return date until after eight months off the air. Now going into its fourth season (beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10/9c) — its first on TBS — the show's return is no secret thanks to a constant stream of commercials and a...
Another member of Cougar Town's cul-de-sac crew may fly the coop.
Dan Byrd, who plays Courteney Cox's son on the ABC comedy, has signed on to star in Louis C.K.'s untitled CBS comedy, Deadline reports.
The pilot tells the story of a group of young people trying to follow...
Knock knock. Who's there? Chelsea. Chelsea who?
No, make that Chelsea why? The answer to the question posed in NBC's squalid new sitcom Are You There, Chelsea? (8:30/7:30c) is "not really." Based on late-night spitfire Chelsea Handler's potty-mouthed party-girl memoirs — but dropping the Vodka from the title because that might be, you know, offensive — this smutty but toothless misfire puzzlingly reduces Handler to a supporting role: that of a mousy, whiny born-again sister to the fictional Chelsea, played by That '70s Show's Laura Prepon with a one-note husky-voiced crassness that grows stale long before the first scene (in a women's jail cell) ends with Glee's Dot Marie Jones leering at Chelsea. Which is maybe the only sexual advance Chelsea spurns. As long as she can be on top. Which she mentions a lot.
Busy Phillips, Edwin Hodge
Ten-hut! Cougar Town has enlisted a new man to win Laurie's heart.
The ABC comedy has cast Edwin Hodge to play Wade opposite Busy Philipps' Laurie, TVLine reports. Wade is a soldier stationed in the Middle East, so expect Travis (Dan Byrd) to get involved to teach the long-distance lovers how to Skype.
Christa Miller and Courteney Cox
The stars of Cougar Town are about to appear on your TV screen a lot sooner than their scheduled midseason return.
"We decided it might be funny to say our cast is going to be on in the fall more than any other cast," executive producer Bill Lawrence told USA Today. The result is that his actors will appear in background roles on numerous shows before the Season 3 premiere.
Dan Byrd is moving from suburbia to Suburgatory.
The Cougar Town star, known for portraying Jules' son Travis, will guest-star as...
Cougar Town may be about to disappear from TV schedules for two months, but no need to start binge drinking merlot just yet. Days after ABC renewed the comedy for a third season, the stars and executive producers welcomed reporters to its Los Angeles set to preview what's coming up next for the cul-de-sac crew. In between gazing at Big Carl revealing which star is the best at Penny Can (Ian Gomez says Josh Hopkins is the one to beat), the cast and crew discussed Jules and Grayson's next big obstacle, Bobby's love life and the cliff-hanger ahead for...
Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, Brian Van Holt, Dan Byrd
They're hilarious, sexy and know how to belt out a Bon Jovi tune! TV Guide Magazine brings you an exclusive behind the scenes video with the men of Cougar Town, featuring interviews with Josh Hopkins, Ian Gomez, Brian Van Holt and Dan Byrd. The guys dish ...