At least if executive producer Bill Lawrence gets his way!
The writer once again revealed that he hates the title of his smash comedy just as much as he did when he tried to change it last season, and he is reaching out to fans of the series to help he and his team come up with a suitable replacement!
He said in an interview:
You have no idea how much it hurts me and [executive producer] Kevin [Biegel] to see that title on the screen knowing that we had something to do with it. [Laughs] It’s such a played-out joke and we just feel dumb in retrospect. This is the same as people saying “Keri Russell’s hair killed Felicity” — if this show goes away before it’s time, it was because we were dumb enough to name it Cougar Town. And there’s nothing we can do about it. If Cougar Town stays the show’s title, we plan to mock it until the end of time because we hate it so much. It will ultimately be our Simpsons-like opening gag until, emotionally, it doesn’t hurt our souls so much.
Ha! Well, we guess that wouldn't be enough, because he later took to Twitter to say:
Screw it. I'm changing it (if Kevin's cool w it. Someone ask him for me). Seriously, we just decided. Will use fans to help w new title.
To answer many of you: Kevin and I titled the show. It helped sell it, plus we thought we'd do campy show about woman re-entering world.
Now Cougar Town is show about adult friendships and drinking. And it's called Cougar Town. I hate myself.
Yes, 22 episodes next year, and yes: when we change the title we will still do mocking title cards.
Our new title will suck and we will mock that, too…
Last year we wanted to change to "SUNSHINE STATE" or "Grown Ups" but couldn't due to TV show (Mr. Sunshine) and movie (horrifying Grown Ups)
We guess they really are passionate about finding a better title for the show!
At this point, we'd say let it go, as it's already season three, but we're definitely curious to see if they come up with anything legitimately good to re-name the series!
What do U think the new title of Cougar Town should be??
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