demo for last two weeks) and show will go away if they don’t get better next year,” he tweeted. “Part 2: research shows a large number of people who won’t/haven’t tried show out because of… The title.”
Okay, if cancellation is really on the table, I’ll give in to the name change. (I’d been resisting it because, frankly, I enjoy having stupid reasons to dislike people and “So you won’t watch Cougar Town because of the name even though I’m telling you it’s hilarious and they drink more often than we do?” qualifies.) If ABC goes along with this, what should the new title be? Lawrence has tweeted that he’d “prefer a nice boring title to a cheesy off-putting one. e.g. Modern Family, The Office, Parks and Rec, etc…” He’s already deemed C-Town and Family Jules too racy. And he now sees the show as being about “adult friendships and drinking” — which could be why he seems most responsive to the Twitter suggestion Friends with Beverages. Also, keep in mind that he promises to continue the mocking title cards even if the name changes. What’s your best suggestion? Last year, Annie Barrett suggested Wining and Whining. We both just thought of Pounding Grapes. If Lawrence wants nice and boring, I may have it: Drinking Buddies.