ABC Announces Additional Airings of Three Comedies

COUGAR TOWN No Reason to Cry

The ABC Television Network announced additional airings this spring of comedy series BETTER WITH YOU, COUGAR TOWN and HAPPY ENDINGS.

New comedy Happy Endings will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Wednesday, April 13 (9:31-10:00 & 10:00-10:30 p. m., ET), following an original episode of Modern Family.

Cougar Town will air on a special night and time, Monday, April 18 (9:31-10:00 p. m., ET), following a 90-minute episode of Dancing with the Stars, and returns to the schedule in its regular timeslot on Wednesday, April 20 (9:31-10:00 p. m., ET).

Better with You will also air on a special night and time the following Monday, April 25 (9:31-10:00 p. m., ET), behind a 90-minute episode of Dancing with the Stars, and will feature guest stars Derek Hough and Larry King.

Better with You stars JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Mia, Jennifer Finnigan as Maddie, Josh Cooke as Ben, Jake Lacy as Casey, with Kurt Fuller as Joel and Debra Jo Rupp as Vicky. The show is a comedy about a family with three different couples at various stages in their romantic relationships. There’s Maddie and Ben- two career-oriented people who are head-over-heels in love. Then there’s Mia and Casey – engaged and are now expecting their first child. Last but not least, there are the girls’ parents, Vicky and Joel, who’ve been married for 35 years. Like Mia, they’ve adopted a carpe diem sort of philosophy, and at this stage in their lives don’t feel the need to take things too seriously.

In her Golden Globe-nominated role as Jules Cobb, Courteney Cox stars in an ensemble comedy about life, family and friends in the critically acclaimed series, Cougar Town. Jules’ inner circle includes next door neighbor Ellie (Christa Miller), her sarcastic, unapologetic confidante; Ellie’s average but loveable husband, Andy (Ian Gomez); Grayson (Josh Hopkins), her boyfriend/neighbor from across the street; Laurie (Busy Philipps), her younger, feisty protZgZ; ex-husband Bobby (Brian Van Holt), a classic under-achiever, but full of heart; and Travis (Dan Byrd), her dry and witty son who, more often than not, is the adult observer among the group. Together they make up “the cul-de-sac crew,” a dysfunctional, but supportive and caring extended family… even if they have a funny way of showing it sometimes.

Happy Endings offers a fresh and funny take on modern friendship and what one urban family will do to stay friends after the perfect couple who brought them all together, Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) and Dave (Zach Knighton), break up on their wedding day. The failed wedding forces them all to question their life choices, including Alex’s sister, Jane (Eliza Coupe), a suburban housewife, and her buttoned-up husband, Brad (Damon Wayans Jr.), who are thinking about starting a family; Max (Adam Pally), their gay friend; and Penny (Casey Wilson), who worries about never finding the right guy. Then there are Alex and Dave themselves, who strike a truce and must learn to live with the changes their breakup has brought.

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