Courteney Cox, welcome to "Cougar Town."
ABC has ordered a comedy pilot in which the former "Friends" star will play an attractive newly single 40-year-old mom with a 17-year-old son. It comes from "Scrubs" creator Bill Lawrence.
"Forty-year-old women on TV are so beautiful and perfect and wrinkle-free," said Lawrence, who first worked with Cox when he was a writer on "Friends." "People don't do the reality of it, and there is a real comedy area about a woman who is talking about Botox, about having sex with the lights on and how her body is changing."
Lawrence and co-writer Kevin Biegel, also a "Scrubs" veteran, had the idea for the show for a while, and Lawrence felt that Cox, whom he describes as "comedically fearless," would be perfect for the lead.