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Well finally we know its true…Jennifer Aniston will make a guest appearance on the BFF Courteney Cox’s show, CougarÂ Town. I love these girls…yes I am a hugeÂ Friends Fan and love it when they can back together…its not the same but it will do!
Courteney Cox will reunite with her former Friends costar (and real-life BFF) Jennifer Aniston in the showâ€™s second-season premiere on Sept. 22.
Who will she play? Keep reading for all the exclusive details straight from exec producer Bill Lawrenceâ€¦
â€œSheâ€™s going to play Courteneyâ€™s shrink named Bonnie,â€ reveals Lawrence, referring to Coxâ€™s character, Jules. â€œKind 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.â€
This marks only the second time the pair have worked together on a scripted series since Friends went off the air in 2004. Their first reunion was in 2007, when they re-teamed for an episode of Coxâ€™s FX dramedy Dirt.
Lawrence says Cox rightly wanted to get Cougar Town on its feet before playing the Aniston card. â€œIt took us a while to find the show,â€ acknowledges Lawrence. â€œAnd 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.â€
â€œIt starts and ends with Courteney and Jennifer being really great friends and excited to work together againâ€”especially doing comedy together,â€ Lawrence adds. â€œEvery day that those two talk they have more ideas about [the role]. Itâ€™s definitely something theyâ€™re both involved in creatively.â€
Lawrence is hoping viewers that tune in for Anistonâ€™s guest appearance will realize the show has evolved from its original conceit and stick around. â€œI want as many people as I can get to see what the show kind of became last year,â€ he says. â€œIt went from a typical TV show trying to find itself to something that Iâ€™m really proud of and like and think is really funny.â€
But back to Aniston, given the massive amounts of emotional baggage that Coxâ€™s character carries around, might we see Anistonâ€™s shrink return? â€œWeâ€™re very intentionally implying that itâ€™s a therapist Courteney has been using for a while, and weâ€™re certainly not going to make it like theyâ€™ll never see each other again,â€ he says. â€œSo Iâ€™m crossing my fingers that if she has a good time itâ€™ll happen again.â€