The Courteney Cox series Cougar Town is moving to TBS from ABC. The series had been ailing in the ratings since its return to the air earlier this year following a prolonged absence.
After initially being left off of ABC’s 2012 schedule, the series replaced the short-lived cross-dressing comedy Work It in February, but failed to gain traction in the ratings. Its most recent episode on Tuesday did enjoy a 15-percent boost in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, posting a 1.5 rating/4 share in the demo, but that was up from a series low the previous week.
ABC will air the remaining episodes of Season 3, beginning with back-to-back episodes on May 15. The show will be pre-empted by Dancing With the Stars on May 22, but will return for its hour-long finale on May 29.
As part of the move, TBS has gained repeat rights to the series’ first three seasons.