Actress Courteney Cox is set to star as a middle aged mum in a new comedy series from the creator of SCRUBS.
The former Friends will play a 40-year-old mother with a teenage son in Cougar Town, a comedy scripted to show the "reality" of motherhood.
Cox was chosen for the role because she is "comedically fearless", according to Bill Lawrence, who produced the medical comedy.
He says, "Forty-year-old women on TV are so beautiful and perfect and wrinkle-free. People don't do the reality of it, and there is a real comedy area about a woman who is talking about Botox, about having sex with the lights on and how her body is changing."
Production is slated to begin in January (09), with the show due to launch later in the year.