Virgin Media takes Courteney Cox comedy

'Cougar Town' to air on U.K. digital web Living TV

LONDON -- Virgin Media Television-owned female-skewed digital web Living TV has picked up the Disney-distributed Courteney Cox starrer "Cougar Town," which debuted at this year's Los Angeles Screenings.

The 13x30 sitcom, which launched with an audience of 11.3 million viewers on ABC last month, is exec-produced by Cox and sees her playing recently divorced single mother Jules, who finds herself back on the dating scene.

The series will air next year on Living TV, which also has first-run U.K. rights for such Disney shows as "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice."

" 'Cougar Town' was a stand out show for us at this year's LA Screenings," said Amy Barham, acquisitions head at VMTV. "Hugely entertaining, Cox is on top comedic form with a fantastic supporting cast. We think the show sits perfectly on Living and will really resonate with our audience."

Produced by ABC Studios, the show was co-created by Kevin Biegel and Bill Lawrence and executive produced by Lawrence ("Scrubs" and "Spin City"), Cox and David Arquette.