Cox and Lawrence Team on Cougar Town

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Former “Friends” star Courteney Cox has joined forces with “Scrubs” creator Bill Lawrence to develop a new half-hour comedy for ABC, reports Variety.

“Cougar Town,” which represents Cox’s return to the sitcom world, has been picked up to pilot by the network. ABC Studios is behind the single-camera half-hour.

Lawrence and Cox will executive produce “Cougar Town,” which stars Cox as a newly single 40-year-old mom. Lawrence is writing the pilot alongside “Scrubs” writer Kevin Biegel.

“Cougar Town” would be Cox’s first series since FX’s “Dirt,” which she starred in and executive produced. Lawrence is finishing up post-production on the eighth season of “Scrubs,” which moves to ABC this year.