EXCLUSIVE!: Lisa Kudrow Is Heading To 'Cougartown'!
Believe it! Looks like we're in for a semi-Friends reunion for Lisa Kudrow and Courteney Cox-Arquette!. And hopefully this is better than that God awful stint Jennifer Aniston gave her gal pal for Dirt a couple of years back. Lesbian kiss? More like family smooch, Jen & Court.
Lisa Kudrow Headed to Cougar Town?
by David Hochman
As the Friends theme song goes, Ill be there for you. But who knew that meant Ill be there for you even on a totally different show and network years and years from now?
In a TV Guide Magazine exclusive, Courtney Cox reveals shes trying to wrangle some of her old Friends to join her on Cougar Town, her new hit ABC sitcom about a hot mom entering the dating scene in her 40s.
First up: Lisa Kudrow. Though the ink isnt quite dry on the contract, the Friend formerly known as Phoebe will likely guest star opposite Cox during November sweeps.
If it all works out, shell play a dermatologist that my character cant stop going to even though the doctor is mean to me. Is it a Botox thing? The shows writers are not exactly sure yet, says Cox, whos also producing the show, but whatever it is, shes the best in town at what she does and I become addicted.
Cox, meanwhile, is clearly addicted to her former NBC pals. I did ask Matthew [Perry] if hed play my boyfriend on the show, she says, but he thought it was a little too much after Chandler and Monica. Then theres Jennifer Aniston, whom Cox has remained closest with among the Friends stars. Id love for her to be on the show, too, Cox says. Obviously we cant cast her so close to Lisas appearance but if theres a great part for her, Id send it right away. Shes younger than me so she cant play my contemporary even though she did on Friends, but I think we can find something great for her to play.
Cox and Aniston keep in close touchmostly by Blackberry, Cox saysbut she and Kudrow recently shared some face time together on stage.
We just did a charity function for Feeding America, a charity network of food banks, Cox says. We were on stage introducing Sheryl Crow and had time to waste so we were sort of vamping. Somebody yelled out, sing Smelly Cat from Friends. So I got Lisa a guitar and she sang Smelly Cat. Ill be there for you indeed. (source)