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Christa Miller and Courteney Cox star in Cougar Town, which has been saved by a move to cable in the US

Christa Miller and Courteney Cox star in Cougar Town, which has been saved by a move to cable in the US

Christa Miller and Courteney Cox star in Cougar Town, which has been saved by a move to cable in the US

Cougar Town has been saved from the axe - but it is about to get a new address.

The ABC sitcom, a cult favourite in the US but never a ratings blockbuster on broadcast television, will be moving to cable's TBS, the network said.

TBS has ordered a fourth season of the sitcom, which was facing cancellation by ABC. New episodes are scheduled to begin airing early next year. In addition, TBS has acquired rights to repeat the show's first three seasons of 61 episodes originally seen on ABC.

Cougar Town, shown on Sky Living in the UK, stars Courteney Cox as a recently divorced mum struggling with the challenges and pitfalls of her new single life. The series also stars Brian Van Holt, Christa Miller, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins and Busy Philipps.

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