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TBS Renews 'Cougar Town' for Sixth and Final Season

The comedy will wrap its run with its third season on the cable network after moving from ABC.

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"Cougar Town"

TBS is raising its wine glass to Cougar Town one final time.

The Turner-owned cable network announced that it has renewed the ABC Studios comedy for a sixth and final season in 2015.

The order for the Courteney Cox comedy is for another 13-episode run, on par with its fifth season allocation. The comedy, which moved from ABC to TBS following season three, will end its run having spent three seasons each on cable and broadcast.

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Season five ended in April averaging 2 million total viewers, down slightly year-over-year and off considerably from its broadcast heyday. The series ranks as one of cable's top 10 comedies among adults 18-48 with 1.3 million viewers. Created by Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel, the duo exited their showrunning duties following its move to TBS. 

All told, Lawrence (Scrubs) currently has four shows on the air: Cougar Town, Ground Floor, NBC's rookie Undateable and Fox's freshman Surviving Jack, the latter of which was canceled this week.

For TBS, Cougar Town will be joined by another former broadcast series in July when Fox's animated entry American Dad joins the cabler's lineup, which also includes originals Sullivan & Son, Men at Work and Lawrence's Ground Floor. (The latter of which was renewed for a second season in 2015.)

The cabler this week also picked up comedy series including David Kohan and Max Mutchnick's Buzzy's; Greg Malins' Your Family or Mine; and Steve and Nancy Carell's Tribeca, starring Rashida Jones.

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