Bill Lawrence may have quit his job as the showrunner of Cougar Town, but he's confident that his sitcom will finally be getting the respect it deserves at TBS.
Since exiting ABC, the comedy's creator explained that Courteney Cox and the gang are a "flagship" at their new network. Lawrence recently told sources:
"The most that we could have hoped for [at ABC] would be the same as last year — to be a replacement and shuffled in at the last minute and not be the network's priority. We enjoyed the show so much that I think that everyone would have been fine doing that. But it was just very odd to go from that scenario to everyone being flown out to Manhattan by TBS, put up at the Ritz and brought on stage like their flagship show."
So despite being cancelled on one network and being bought by another, he feels that the show is moving on up. Even after stepping down from his head honcho position, Lawrence says that the quality will be exactly what fans have come to expect and promises:
"All the cast is staying around and most of the writers are staying around and you'll see… my name all over the place."
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