Busy Philipps: ‘Cougar Town’ Name Change Still Being Discussed
First Published: July 28, 2011 3:09 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Busy Philipps says the top brass at “Cougar Town” are still thinking of changing the name of the ABC comedy.
“Friends with Drinks?” Billy Bush asked.
”‘Friends with Beverages’ is one I had heard,” Busy told Billy as she guest co-hosted Access Hollywood Live on Thursday. “I don’t know. They go back and forth about it. I think that [showrunners] Bill Lawrence and Kevin Biegel and [star] Courteney Cox are very serious about changing the name.”
Beyond talk of the name change, “Cougar Town” could move to a new night when it returns to ABC.
“This season we’re coming into our third season and this year we’re gonna get our own hour to lead off ‘cause we’ve been following ‘Modern Family,’ which is amazing because it’s a fantastic show and a huge hit, but no matter what happens, our numbers always look a little sad in comparison to ‘Modern Family’s’ because it’s a huge hit,” Busy said of the potential move. “I think that they’re maybe gonna [air ‘Cougar Town’] after ‘Dancing with the Stars.’”
During her visit on Access Hollywood Live, where the star interviewed fellow actors Bryce Dallas Howard and George Lopez, Busy revealed that her “Cougar Town” co-star inspired her to have meals delivered on set.
“I remember Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox doing it on ‘Friends’ when I was in high school and I was like, ‘Some day, when I’m on television, I’m gonna get my food delivered to me and I do,’” Busy laughed.
Catch Busy on the big screen in the upcoming film, “I Don’t Know How She Does It” alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Greg Kinnear when it opens on September 16.
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