For "Cougar Town," Courteney Cox switched from younger "Friends" to pals in their 40s. Cox starred as Jules, a divorced mom whose interests include wine, friends and her ex. Ratings for the ABC series were consistent but not high, and, after three seasons and several time slots, the show was canceled. In the final episode, Jules found her happy ending and married her neighbor, an easy-going bartender.
But then TBS came to the rescue, ordering a 15-episode fourth season. "Cougar Town" became one of the cable network's top comedies among the important 18-to-49-year-old demographic. Webisodes were created to advertise the series and heighten interest. The series was renewed for a fifth season. When the order was placed for "Cougar Town's" sixth season, TBS also announced it'd be the last. Still, not bad for a show that managed to double its run by moving to a new home.