‘Cougar Town’ Replaces Axed ‘Work It’

Courteney Cox comedy will premiere its third season on Feb. 14

Last Updated: January 17, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

Courteney Cox will get a whole lot of love from ABC for Valentine's Day.

The third season of Cox's comedy "Cougar Town" will premiere its third season on Feb. 14 at 8:30 p.m. — in place of the network's ill-fated cross-dressing comedy "Work It."

Also: "Work It" Puled After 2 Episodes — Could "Cougar Town" Replace It?

Though "Cougar Town" had not yet received a season-premiere date as of late last week, when ABC "Work It" — the series' executive producer, Bill Lawrence, hinted at the scheduling move Friday night, tweeting, "Hoping CT's premiere date will be announced Tuesday. Fingers crossed…"

"Work It" lasted just two episodes before ABC pulled the plug. Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups ripped it before it even aired, saying it would hurt transgender people.

On the "Cougar Town" premiere — dubbed "Ain't Love Strange" — Cox's character, Jules, becomes angered when her neighbor Grayson, working under an ulterior motive, calls her "predictable," while Ellie (Christa Miller) worries that her son Stan could be developing into a "devil child."

And everyone cross-dresses. Just kidding.