'Cougar Town' halts production

Star Courteney Cox dealing with 'private family matter'

Production on ABC's freshman comedy series "Cougar Town" was shut down late last week to accommodate star Courteney Cox.

In a statement, the network confirmed the work stoppage, noting that it was done "in order for Courteney to deal with a private family matter."

"Cougar Town," which has been picked up for a full season, was already scheduled to go on hiatus this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The show is expected to resume filming on Monday, Nov. 30.