Season One of Cougar Town originally aired from September 23, 2009 to May 19, 2010 on Wednesdays on ABC. The season received positive feedback from critics and had good ratings. Season One contained 24 episodes.
- Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb
- Christa Miller as Ellie Torres
- Busy Philipps as Laurie Keller
- Dan Byrd as Travis Cobb
- Josh Hopkins as Grayson Ellis
- Ian Gomez as Andy Torres
- Brian Van Holt as Bobby Cobb
Aired: Sept. 23, 2009
Directed by: Bill Lawrence - Written by: Bill Lawrence
Summary: Jules is a woman in her forties who is five months out of her marriage and is being pressured by her best friends into getting "back out there" though she finds the dating scene to not be her style. But with a teenage son who would be happier if she were to hide out in the house, she tells him that she feels like she's "allowed to have a life." Now in her forties, she finds herself eager to live the dating scene that she missed. Laurie is Jules' younger co-worker, who wants to show her how to go out and have fun. Ellie is Jules' sarcastic neighbor, married and content to her average but lovable husband Andy. There's also Jules' family, her ex-husband Bobby and her son Travis, who will test her patience, and her new fortysomething divorced neighbor Grayson, who doesn't believe that Jules can date again.
| "Into the Great Wide Open"|
Aired: Sept. 30, 2009
Directed by: Chris Koch - Written by: Bill Lawrence
Summary: Jules tries to party hard like a twenty something and ends up looking like a total fool, when even her best friend Ellie, told her not to do it.
| "Don't Do Me Like That"|
Aired: Oct. 7, 2009
Directed by: Gail Mancuso - Written by: Kevin Beigel
Summary: Jules' family and friends crash the 10th date with her new boyfriend, Josh. Ellie and Laurie help Jules realize that it's ok to be selfish once in a while, when Jules has a disastrous experience in bed with Josh. Meanwhile, Jules left Travis with his dad Bobby, who has to be responsible and deal with his son.
| "I Won't Back Down"|
Aired: Oct. 14, 2009
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Chrissy Pietrosh & Jessica Goldstein
Summary: Jules accidentally tells Grayson he's hot and tries to get him to admit she is sexy too. Although, she gets upset that Grayson doesn't think she's attractive. Bobby and Travis try to find common ground, while Ellie is upset that being a mother has changed what guys think of her. After embarrassing herself in front of Grayson, Jules tries to get back at him and uncovers Grayson's weakness who revealed that he wanted to have kids but his wife didn't want to have children with him.
| "You Wreck Me"|
Aired: Oct. 21, 2009
Directed by: Jamie Babbit - Written by: Linda Videtti Figueiredo
Summary: After Bobby's golf record is smashed, he feels like a broken man. Meanwhile, after Travis finds out about Jules and Josh's relationship, Josh urges Jules to perform their first public kiss. Although he regrets it after Jules dismisses his kissing technique.
| "A Woman in Love (It's Not Me)"|
Aired: Oct. 28, 2009
Directed by: Ken Whittingham - Written by: Ryan Koh
Summary: When Josh tells Jules he's in love with her, she knows the time has come to break things off with him. Unfortunately for Jules, she's not the best at ending relationships without hurting people's feelings, but thankfully she has the expertise of friends Laurie and Ellie to see her through. Meanwhile, Bobby, Grayson and Andy hit the links with money and pride on the line.
| "Don't Come Around Here No More"|
Aired: Nov. 4, 2009
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Sanjay Shah
Summary: Jules always seems to be with her friends, her ex or her son. One night when everyone is busy, she reluctantly takes a date with an older man just to get out of the house, so Grayson makes her a wager that she can't spend a whole day by herself.
| "Two Gunslingers"|
Aired: Nov. 18, 2009
Directed by: Phil Traill - Written by: Mary Fitzgerald
Summary: Jules convinces Ellie and Laurie to go away with her for a wild weekend. Meanwhile, Grayson watches over Travis, while Jules is away.
| "Here Comes My Girl"|
Aired: Nov. 25, 2009
Directed by: Lee Shallat Chemel - Written by: Sam Laybourne
Summary: Jules' plan for a romantic dinner for two backfires for Thanksgiving. Travis shows off his girlfriend Kylie to everyone. Jules gives Travis and Kylie advice on birth control. Bobby and Grayson bond over a common interest.
| "Mystery Man"|
Aired: Dec. 9, 2009
Directed by: John Putch - Written by: Chrissy Pietrosh & Jessica Goldstein
Summary: A wealthy man, Jeff has an ulterior motive in his search for an expensive home; Ellie tests her trust of Andy by leaving their baby with him for a day.
| "Rhino Skin"|
Aired: Jan. 6, 2010
Directed by: Millicent Shelton - Written by: Kate Purdy
Summary: Despite fearing the meanest and most unrelenting dermatologist in town, Dr. Amy Evans, Jules and Ellie are willing to endure the harsh ridicule and wrath for an appointment with the best in the business. But when Jules learns Dr. Evans is seeing Bobby, she's determined to stand up to her and protect him. Meanwhile, Travis gets advice from Andy about women.
| "Scare Easy"|
Aired: Jan. 13, 2010
Directed by: Chris Koch - Written by: Kevin Biegel
Summary: Jules freaks out when things heat up with her boyfriend, Jeff. Meanwhile, Laurie seeks diversion sex with an unsuspecting friend and Andy spills the beans about his big secret.
| "Stop Dragging My Heart Around"|
Aired: Jan. 20, 2010
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Mara Brock Akil
Summary: In the aftermath of her breakup with Jeff, Jules turns to Bobby for some solace. Meanwhile, Laurie discovers a common thread between Jules and Grayson, and Travis' plans for a night with girlfriend Kylie don't go exactly as planned.
| "All the Wrong Reasons"|
Aired: Feb. 3, 2010
Directed by: Michael Spiller - Written by: Peter Saji
Summary: A hot tennis instructor gets between Ellie and Jules, Laurie turns to Travis to be her conscience, and Andy and Grayson try to comfort Bobby who is nursing a fresh heartbreak over his ex-wife.
| "When a Kid Goes Bad"|
Aired: Feb. 10, 2010
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Linda Videtti Figueiredo
Summary: When everyone else makes plans for Valentine's Day, Jules looks to Grayson for company, only to learn he hates the holiday. Meanwhile, Bobby and Jules are at an impasse over letting Travis go to a party, Ellie is determined to triumph as alpha dog over Grayson, and Laurie meets Smith's dad.
| "What Are You Doin' in My Life?"|
Aired: March 3, 2010
Directed by: Gail Mancuso - Written by: Chrissy Pietrosh & Jessica Goldstein
Summary: Laurie needs a co-signer to buy her first condo and finds her less than stellar, absentee mother (guest starring Beverly D'Angelo as Sheila) no help at all. Meanwhile, Bobby is mugged by a woman and Travis comes to Barb's aid after her latest cosmetic surgery procedure.
| "Counting on You"|
Aired: March 10, 2010
Directed by: Gail Mancuso - Written by: Melody Derloshon
Summary: Jules is determined to prove to Grayson that women and men can be friends without any sexual undertones. Meanwhile, with Jules' encouragement, Andy buys a motorcycle from Laurie – to Ellie's dismay – and Travis joins Bobby on a man-trip for some "noodling," only to be mortified by his discovery of what noodling actually is.
| "Turn This Car Around"|
Aired: March 24, 2010
Directed by: John Putch - Written by: Mary Fitzgerald & Peter Saji
Summary: Sara (Sheryl Crow) is a confident wine rep who sets her sights on Grayson, but is he strong enough to be her man? Meanwhile, when Ellie tells Jules she can't change past a certain age, Jules is determined to prove her wrong by giving up wine for a month; and Bobby's new dog poses some unwanted competition for Andy.
| "Everything Man"|
Aired: March 31, 2010
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Sam Laybourne
Summary: Jules and Sara hit it off, but when Grayson is overly attentive to his new girl, Jules warns him to back off before Sara pulls away. Meanwhile, Jules' perfect new bathroom - complete with a "talking toilet" - becomes the main attraction in her home; and Grayson finds inspiration for a new song with a little help from Sara.
| "Wake Up Time"|
Aired: April 14, 2010
Directed by: John Putch - Written by: Michael McDonald
Summary: Jules is thrilled for the chance to take care of Travis after his first big break-up, but when Jules discovers the truth about the break-up, she comes to an unwelcome realization about herself. Meanwhile, Sara considers whether Jules threatens her relationship with Grayson and turns to Ellie for guidance; and Andy searches for any resemblance between himself and son Stan.
| "Letting You Go"|
Aired: April 28, 2010
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Mara Brock Akil
Summary: Jules has mixed feelings when Travis gets accepted to two of his choice colleges, now he must decide between schools in California or one just 20 minutes from home. As Jules struggles with the thought of Travis moving away, Grayson is there for her. Meanwhile, Laurie considers her feelings for Smith when he returns from law school, and Andy longs for the freedom to do whatever he wants around the house, free of Ellie's rules.
| "Feel a Whole Lot Better"|
Aired: May 5, 2010
Directed by: John Putch - Written by: Sanjay Shah
Summary: Jules and Grayson consider the notion of FWB, friends with benefits. Meanwhile Andy hires a nanny for Ellie, and Travis benefits from Bobby's unconventional plans to make some extra cash.
Aired: May 12, 2010
Directed by: Bill Lawrence - Written by: Bill Lawrence & Keven Biegel
Summary: Jules encourages Travis to submit a graduation speech. Despite Grayson's warning, a curious Jules reads the speech without permission and is left crushed when she finds she's not been acknowledged. Meanwhile, Ellie uncharacteristically does something nice for Laurie, and Bobby tries to restrain himself from embarrassing Travis on his big day.
| "Finding Out"|
Aired: May 19, 2010
Directed by: Michael McDonald - Written by: Ryan Koh
Summary: Jules and Grayson hatch an elaborate plan to break the news to Bobby they're dating, and Travis sees the wrath of a truly angry woman for the first time when he forgets his momentous seven-month celebration with Kylie.