Cougar Town: Season 1 (2009 - 2010)

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Cougar Town

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Courteney Cox is a strong lead, but too often Cougar Town overdoses on attempts at edginess while ignoring its potentially interesting ideas.

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Critic Ratings: 32

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User Ratings: 30

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Air date: Sep 23, 2009

In the series opener, a recently divorced, fortysomething mother (Courteney Cox) of a teenage son is reluctant to reenter a dating pool that happens to be full of younger men, despite the coaxing of a younger coworker (Busy Philipps) and seemingly endless nights of sleeping alone.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2009

After ignoring Ellie's warning about hanging out with a younger crowd, Jules' pride and reputation take a hit when she tries to keep up with out-of-control twentysomethings.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2009

A milestone 10th date with Josh ends badly for Jules when she pays too much attention to others' needs, so Ellie and Laurie make sure she takes some time for herself. Meanwhile, Bobby tries a new approach to fatherhood.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2009

Jules is irked when Grayson doesn't return her compliment on his physical appearance; Ellie bemoans the loss of her looks since her son's birth; Bobby and Travis look for common ground as father and son.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2009

Bobby and Grayson become friends after Jules organizes a golf outing to lift her ex-husband's sagging self-confidence; Laurie tries to impress Jules by courting a new client.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2009

Jules needs advice from breakup experts Laurie and Ellie after Josh professes his love for her; Bobby, Grayson and Andy have a lot more than just money riding on their golf outing.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2009

After Jules goes on a date with an older man just for something to do, Grayson bets her that she can't spend an entire day alone.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2009

Birthday girl Jules persuades archenemies Ellie and Laurie to bury the hatchet long enough to join her for a weekend getaway, where Jules has a random meeting with a hated rival (Rachael Harris) and her rakish husband (Alan Ruck).

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Air date: Nov 25, 2009

Thanksgiving dinner at Jules' house includes Travis' introduction of his girlfriend, and Bobby and Grayson's discovery of a common bond.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2009

A wealthy man (Scott Foley) has an ulterior motive in his search for an expensive home; Ellie tests her trust of Andy by leaving their baby with him for a day.

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A recently divorced, fortysomething mother (Courteney Cox) of a teenage son is reluctant to reenter a dating pool that happens to be full of younger men, despite the coaxing of a younger coworker (Busy Philipps) and seemingly endless nights of sleeping alone. Also starring Christa Miller, Dan Byrd and Josh Hopkins.

Critic Reviews for Cougar Town Season 1

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (22)

A title that the capable executive producer, Bill Lawrence, acknowledges might turn some people off. He needn't worry. The show itself has more than enough power to do that.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Cougar Town's stabs at edgy verbal humor rely on subjuvenile lines about reproductive anatomy.

Sep 23, 2009 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Cougar Town is more amusing than it might sound here, with Cox's comedic timing a considerable plus.

Sep 23, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Cougar Town is downright unwatchable, an agonizingly unfunny gutter-ball that will almost certainly be the first of the new season's shows to be canceled.

Sep 23, 2009 | Full Review…

If there's anything here, it must be encoded and invisible to the naked eye.

Sep 23, 2009 | Full Review…

As the woebegone divorcee with an antic streak and a full-blown need to get down, Cox is not believable.

Sep 23, 2009 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show is still too inconsistent to stand with the best comedies on television and it really paled in comparison to its freshman classmates of the form last year in "Glee," "Modern Family," and "Community," but there's a lot to like here.

Jan 10, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Cox sucks you in so sweetly, who wouldn't swing along for the ride?

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

We know the rest of the web seems to disagree, but we really think that Cougar Town, like wine and its gorgeous star, has been getting better with age.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

How good can a show called Cougar Town be? Well, not great at first. I didn't like the pilot much at all... [But] as I (and the writers) got to know the characters better, the show became infinitely more enjoyable.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Not all modern families are alike. Some are so repellent you might actually prefer to spend time with your own. Yes, I'm talking about you, Cougar Town.

Jan 10, 2019 | Full Review…

Out of fondness and respect for Bill Lawrence, and seasons one through four of "Scrubs," I think I tried to will myself into loving "Cougar Town." But in the end, the only thing I could really see in the pilot was potential for a better show.

Jun 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cougar Town: Season 1

  • May 25, 2015
    Tried to hard to make it work. Cougar Town season 1 was a disaster with stereotypical stock characters and unbelievable dialogues. Did not laugh at all for the entire duration of the season. Courtney Cox tried and failed.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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