Cougar Town may not be the right title for Courteney Cox's hit comedy, but so be it.
Despite all the chatter that the show will be renamed, costar Dan Byrd tells me…
"I think it seemed like a very real possibility when we wrapped up the first season," Byrd said last night at the Maui Film Festival screening of his flick Norman, in which he stars as a high schooler who pretends to have cancer. "But I think the problem they've run into is that they can't come up with a better name to really justify doing that and the repercussions that come along with it."
Perhaps it could be called The Show Formerly Known As Cougar Town?
"Yeah, and then we can just be a symbol," Byrd cracked. "It could just be a picture of a paw."
In other words, the name of the show isn't going anywhere. Byrd said, "If I was a betting man—which I am, so I'm not sure why I just used that expression—I would say we're probably going to stick with what we got."
Byrd hit the screening of Norman at the Celestial Cinema outdoor theater with the movie's director Jonathan Segal. Earlier, they enjoyed dinner at Gannon's restaurant with a group that included Zac Efron, director Kenny Ortega and Justin Chambers, who was in town for the premiere of director Andrew Goodman's short, The Happiest Man Alive.
I also chatted with Mr. Chambers. I'll give ya what the Grey's Anatomy star told me later on, so make sure to come on back here. Aloha, y'all.