It seems Cougar Town will be temporarily shutting down production on the series while Courtney Cox (Jules Cobb) attends to a family matter. No details have been given, but sources state that an ABC rep has confirmed the halt in production. "We can confirm production on Cougar Town has been temporarily shut down in order for Courtney to deal with a private family matter."
Though fans have no need to worry about the production shut-down influencing new episodes immediately. At least three episodes have already been filmed and are set to air November 25 (Episode 9 spoilers), December 9 (Episode 10 spoilers), and January 6, 2010 (Episode 11 spoilers). But we'll have to wait and see if an extended absence from Cox will be an issue for the popular new series.