32 Bubble Shows — Which Will Survive?
"Cougar Town" (ABC)
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The Good News: Thanks to an eight-month-long benching by ABC -- during which show creator Bill Lawrence personally undertook many creative, grassroots promotional efforts, including private viewing parties and a full-scale Twitter blitz -- the buzz around show's third season was louder than ever.
The Bad News: Despite Lawrence's guerrilla efforts, the show returned to an audience of 4.8 million viewers and 1.8 demo rating -- both series lows -- and has continued falling since. Also: Stars Dan Byrd and Josh Hopkins have already booked new pilots for the fall.