It qualifies as industry news any time two “Friends” cast members meet for coffee, so Jennifer Aniston guest starring on “Cougar Town” this fall is pretty much the biggest story in the TV industry today. I mean, those are two Friends who still work.
“She’s going to play Courteney’s shrink named Bonnie,” reveals [executive producer Bill] Lawrence, referring to Cox’s character, Jules. “Kind of a get-too-involved-in-her-life-type of therapist. Those guys are so close in real life they kind of do that for each other anyway. Bonnie has the life Jules wishes she has.”
Lawrence says Cox rightly wanted to get Cougar Town on its feet before playing the Aniston card. “It took us a while to find the show,” acknowledges Lawrence. “And once we did and once it was clicking, I think that not only did Courteney feel comfortable talking to Jen about doing it, but comfortable in how funny she thinks the show is and that Jen would like it and fit into this world really well.” [EW]
The Kudrow card, however, got played in January. And the Schwimmer card just sits around with a dopey look on its face, wishing you’d play it, or at least take its calls.