Grab your Big Carl, "Cougar Town" is coming back ... soon.
Paul Lee, the president of entertainment at ABC, said the beloved comedy starring Courteney Cox will be back on the network this March. Lee made the announcement during his executive session panel at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tues., Jan. 10.
No specific date has been given, but according to several reporters in the room, ABC plans to give the Bill Lawrence show a big promotional push.
"Cougar Town" creators Lawrence and Kevin Biegel have started organizing grassroot viewing parties to promote the new season after being left off the initial midseason schedule and getting their episode order cut.
While "Cougar Town" waits, two of ABC's other homeless midseason shows got premiere dates. Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal" will premiere Thurs., April 5 at 10 p.m. EST. Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, the former communications director for the president and current head of an elite crisis management firm. "Lost" veteran Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short, Guillermo Diaz and Darby Stanchfield also star. TVLine reports "Private Practice" will air its four remaining episodes on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. following the "Dancing With the Stars" results show.
On the comedy side, "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" will premiere Wed., April 11 at 9:30 p.m. EST. "Happy Endings" will air all of its Season 2 episodes before "Apartment 23" takes over its time slot. Dreama Walker, Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek star in the comedy about an odd set of roommates.
The Huffington Post's Maggie Furlong reports "The River," which debuts Tues., Feb. 7 at 9 p.m. EST, has shot all eight episodes and there is a sort of ending in place.