"Cougar Town" is packing up and moving to a new address.
The ABC sitcom starring Courteney Cox, which has a loyal fan base but has never drawn a huge audience and may have been close to getting axed, has been given new life by TBS. The series is moving to the cable network for its fourth season.
In addition, TBS has also acquired the encore rights for the first three seasons of "Cougar Town" that originally aired on ABC.
" 'Cougar Town' is a smart, whimsical sitcom that draws its humor from likable, relatable characters," said Michael Wright, head of programming for TBS. "We are thrilled to have 'Cougar Town' moving to the TBS neighborhood as the network continues to expand its slate of original comedy series."
The show stars Cox as Jules Cobb, a recently divorced mother starting a new phase in her life.
Fans were starting to get nervous when ABC delayed the return of the show's third season. It finally came back Feb. 14, and show runner/co-creator Bill Lawrence organized viewing parties around the country hoping to boost support for the series. He even flirted with changing the title of the show in the hope of improving its poor ratings.
Photo: Josh Hopkins, left, and Courteney Cox in "Cougar Town." Credit: Adam Rose / ABC