‘Cougar Town’ Is Left Off ABC’s Midseason Schedule

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"Cougar Town" fans are going to have to start getting a lot more sympathetic to "Community" partisans, because suddenly both shows are being mistreated by their respective networks in exactly the same way. When ABC left the third season of "Cougar Town" off its 2011 fall schedule, the line was that the show would return for a full season at midseason — in other words, early in the new year. However, the network released its midseason schedule earlier today, and "Cougar Town" wasn't on it — nor was "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23," which was to have been paired with "Cougar Town" on the schedule. (Other shows will have their runs disrupted too, including my beloved "Pan Am," which will be replaced — perhaps only temporarily — by the soapy "Good Christian Belles.") "Cougar Town" co-creator Kevin Biegel tweeted in response to the news: "The current season of Cougar Town is the best season of any show I've ever worked on. I'm so proud of everyone here," he wrote, adding, "...we will be on in the spring. I just don't know when. It does suck. Hard." Couldn't put it better myself. [TVLine]