courteneycox cougartown 290 'Cougar Town' halts production for Courteney Cox's 'family matter'“Cougar Town” production has been temporarily suspended while star Courteney Cox tends to a family matter.

An ABC rep tells People, “We can confirm production on “Cougar Town” has been temporarily shut down in order for Courteney to deal with a private family matter.” Neither the show nor reps for Courteney Cox-Arquette would say what the matter is.

We certainly hope it’s nothing as series as NBC pushing back the “Parenthood” premiere while Maura Tierney received cancer treatments. (Tierney ultimately quit the show and was replaced by Lauren Graham.)

The Zap2it team is a big fan of “Cougar Town,” so we wish Courteney luck with whatever she is dealing with and hope everything turns out okay. Hurry back, Courteney!

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