Courteney Cox and her daughter Coco Arquette are an adorable pair as they arrive at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) and wait for their pickup. Oct 9.
Amicable exes David Arquette and Courteney Cox have their next collaboration lined up after his run on “Dancing With the Stars”: The “Scream” co-stars’ new series about a recently split couple has been sold to NBC.
ABC Studios announced Tuesday that it has sold the comedy, “10 Years,” as well as the drama “The Next Insanely Great Thing” to NBC, the former home of Cox’s “Friends.” She now stars on ABC’s “Cougar Town.”
Since their separation last year after 11 years of marriage, Cox and Arquette have continued to collaborate, including on the Howard Morris-written show that bears striking similarities to their real life. Executive produced by Arquette and Cox with Morris, it tracks the 10-year relationship of a separated couple and the people around them.
Cox and the couple’s daughter, Coco, have appeared repeatedly on “Dancing With the Stars” to cheer for Arquette.
“The Next Insanely Great Thing” takes place in a company town in which residents agree to become test subjects for a high-tech company’s social media experiments. The experiments bring the town closer together as they take surprising, funny, and emotional turns. The show is written by Daniel Taplitz, who executive produces with Ian Sanders and Kim Moses.
Cougar Town won’t be back until midseason, but its stars will be everywhere this fall.
In an unusual spectacle of stunt casting, Courteney Cox and her co-stars on the third-season ABC comedy will pop up in background roles on more than a dozen shows across several networks before its season premiere early next year.
Ian Gomez is scheduled to kick things off as a doctor on tonight’s Grey’s Anatomy (ABC, 9 ET/PT), followed by Cox and Christa Miller as a lesbian couple at a fertility clinic on Private Practice (ABC, 10 ET/PT).
With so many entertainment choices these days and network promotional budgets often focused on just a few programs, shows have to find ways to market themselves, executive producer Bill Lawrence says. Since Cougar Town isn’t on the air now, “we decided it might be funny to say our cast is going to be on in the fall more than any other cast.”
Cox is game for the gimmick: “I thought it was hysterical. Bill and the writers have always been great about figuring out ways to keep people aware of our show even when we’re not on TV.”
Almost all the roles are designed to be uncredited, non-speaking appearances for a cast that also includes Dan Byrd, Josh Hopkins, Busy Philipps and Brian Van Holt. To date, 13 shows are on board, says Lawrence, who hopes eventually to have more than 20. Series include:
•ABC:Body of Proof,Castle,Dancing With the Stars,Man Up! and The Middle
•CBS:How I Met Your Mother
•Nick Jr.:Yo Gabba Gabba!
NBC’s Parenthood and CBS’ 2 Broke Girls are also likely.
In return, Cougar Town’s writers and actors, some of whom have thousands of Twitter followers, will tweet to promote their appearances.
Lining up appearances on other programs, especially on competing networks, can be tricky, but relationships forged by Lawrence, Cox and others over their years in the business reaped rewards. The Mother role is reciprocation of sorts for when Scrubs creator Lawrence allowed star Sarah Chalke to appear on the CBS show, he says.
“The fun thing is that if you can get to this point, the idea behind it, as writers and creators, is that we can help each other out,” Lawrence says.
Lawrence is no stranger to guerrilla marketing. Cougar and Scrubs cast and writers produced videos and interactive promo material; Cougar and NBC’s Community have traded shoutouts. “Hopefully, it will be kind of a game for our fans and remind people we’re still around and coming back soon enough,” he says.
Getting to work on her hit show, Courteney Cox was spotted strolling around the “Cougar Town” set yesterday (August 25).
The “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” actress donned a grey striped shirt, distressed jeans and leather sandals as she read over her lines in between scenes. Earlier this week, Courteney was seen having dinner with her estranged husband David Arquette and their daughter Coco at Il Sole restaurant in West Hollywood.
And despite her makeup-free complexion, Ms. Cox looked as beautiful as ever as she enjoyed time with her family.
David Arquette’s performance on Dancing with the Stars “sparked something” in Courteney Cox Arquette, according to sources. The pair have remained on good terms since announcing they were separating after 11 years of marriage last year.
Courteney cheered on her estranged husband during his debut on the TV show last week. The actress and the couple’s seven-year-old Coco were in the audience of the dancing contest to lend their support to David. Sources have revealed seeing him perform conjured up a lot of old feelings.
“Courteney said watching him sparked something inside her and she felt ‘unbelievably connected to him’ and ‘more attracted to him than ever.’ She went back to his after the show and they had a huge chat about getting back together,” a source told Closer magazine.
Sources have revealed that a reunion for the pair is definitely on the cards. After talking about their feelings for one another, they are both willing to give their marriage another go.
“They both agreed that if they did try again, it would be on a trial basis, but it’s looking likely,” the source added.
Courteney Cox and David Arquette may have a rocky relationship, but they’re ready to work together again in the name of quality TV.The pair are developing a comedy tentatively titled “10 Years,” which would follow a group of friends and their relationships over the course of a decade. Wait, didn’t “Friends” last a decade?The show is being produced through their Coquette Productions based at ABC Studios. Cox and Arquette are shopping the idea around, but ABC would be a potential home for it, according to TV Line.Cox, busy with “Cougar Town,” would likely only serve as a producer, while it’s possible that Arquette appear on the show.The two are married, but have been having high-profile marriage problems of late. They co-starred in the “Scream” film series together, including this year’s “Scream 4.”