Us Review: Jennifer Aniston Is "Hilariously Wily" on ABC's Cougar Town

Entertainment Sep. 22, 2010 AT 1:55PM
Us Review: Jennifer Aniston Is "Hilariously Wily" on ABC's Cougar Town Credit: ABC/KAREN NEAL

Us Weekly's TV critic John Griffiths gives Jen Aniston's much-anticipated appearance on Cougar Town 3-1/2 stars. Read on for his review of Wednesday night's season premiere, which airs on ABC at 9:30 p.m. (EST).

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Comforting news: Friends icon Jennifer Aniston hasn't lost her sitcom finesse.

She's hilariously wily in the season premiere of her pal Courteney Cox's sophomore sitcom, guest-starring as Glenn, a crunchy therapist who has client Jules (Cox) convinced she can solve all her issues. Starting with: how to deal with the fact that Jules' fledgling love, Grayson (Josh Hopkins, funny and sexy as ever), wants some alone time.

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Without spoiling the gags, it's safe to say that Glenn isn't all she appears to be, and the actress herself is clearly having a blast playing a smarmy New Age type (even if that's a little old hat).

Still, this underrated comedy's writers do more than rely solely on stunt casting. Glenn turns out to be a catalyst to some sweet relationship epiphanies for Jules, and a bromantic subplot involving Grayson's concern for Jules' wounded ex (Bryan Van Holt) is actually touching. Loopy laughs, wistful moments -- Aniston is just the proverbial icing on the cake!

 

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