Bill Lawrence Stepping Down as ‘Cougar Town’ Showrunner When it Moves to TBS

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Cougar Town was saved from the clutches of cancellation at ABC by TBS, who picked the show up for a ten-episode season on basic cable. But a network home isn’t all its losing — show creator and showrunner Bill Lawrence is set to step down when production ramps up for the new season. He’ll still be involved somewhat, as he’s said to plan on being “actively involved in the creative direction of the show,” but as for a big kahuna, it’ll be someone else. It’s not clear who yet, but I’m sure whoever it is will be perfectly able and very comfortable with writing about drinking lots of wine while the sun’s up.