'Cougar Town's' Courteney Cox says 15 episodes are 'a perfect amount'

Courteney Cox likes calling the shots, literally.The "Friends" alum has been involved extensively behind the scenes on her subsequent series, the two-season FX tabloid drama"Dirt" and the comedy "Cougar Town," which moves from ABC to TBS for its fourth season starting Tuesday, Jan. 8. She's been an executive producer on both, and she also directs five of the upcoming "Cougar Town" episodes, including the season premiere.Cox tells Zap2it she felt confident "Cougar Town" mentor Bill Lawrence (who continues as a series writer and consultant) "was going to give me that shot," since she also directed two episodes late in the show's ABC run. "Once I did the first one -- which had a big 'Braveheart'-type battle that let me have a good time and open the show up -- it was like, 'OK, good. Now we can trust her.'"I'm also involved in editing the show, and I have been since the beginning," Cox adds, "so...



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