Busy Philipps has some bad news for the Laurie-Travis ‘shippers on “Cougar Town.”
“It’s not going to happen this year. I know that for a fact now,” Philipps tells Zap2it about the would-be romance between her character and Travis (Dan Byrd), who’s about a decade younger than Laurie on the show (in real life, Philipps and Byrd are only a few years apart).
“I was a little disappointed because I feel like the end [of Season 2] — there’s like no mention of it in the beginning of the season that we had this very sweet moment,” she tells us following an appearance on the KTLA Morning News on Tuesday (Sept. 6). “Maybe that’s just what their relationship is. I’m figuring it out with you guys as we go along.”
That’s not to say, though, that Laurie won’t get any lovin’ this season. “I know Laurie is going to get a boyfriend this year, that she’s possibly going to meet online,” Philipps says. “They haven’t cast him yet, so I’m putting in all my suggestions. Unfortunately, Ryan Gosling doesn’t want to do a five-episode arc on ‘Cougar Town.'”
ABC hasn’t set a premiere date for Season 3 of “Cougar Town” yet, but Philipps says we can expect the show sometime in November. (It’s moving to 9 p.m. ET Tuesday as the network gives “Happy Endings” a run in the post-“Modern Family” spot on Wednesdays.)
We can also expect to see Laurie ziplining (photographic proof here, via Philipps’ Twitter) and wearing an ankle monitor — “she’s definitely flaunting the ankle bracelet — for a significant portion of the season. You can hit play on the video above for more on both of those points, as well as the skinny on her role in the movie “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” which hits theaters Sept. 16.
“I play a wealthy, super-judgmental stay-at-home mom who Sarah Jessica [Parker]‘s character refers to as ‘momsters,'” she says. “Her only goal in life is to make other mothers feel bad about the choices they’re making in theirs.”
You can watch her KTLA segment here.