Courteney Cox Signs On For New ABC Sitcom

Courteney Cox is returning to television. The former Friends star, who most recently produced and starred in the dark comedy Dirt on FX, has signed on for a half-hour comedy on ABC.

Cox will star as a newly single 40-year-old mom in Cougar Town, which refers to middle-aged women who prey on younger men. (On a related note: How much younger is Cox's real-life hubby, David Arquette? He dresses like he's 7, but anyway.) Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence will partner with Cox to co-executive produce and write the pilot.

Cox and Lawrence have a long professional history. He was a writer on season one of Friends, and she recently shot a guest appearance on Scrubs. Scrubs moves from NBC to ABC this year for its eighth season.