The Cougar (TV series)

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The Cougar
Genre Reality
Created by Michael Fleiss
Presented by Vivica A. Fox
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8
Production
Producer(s) Elan Gale
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 45–48 minutes
Production company(s) MTV Networks
Next Entertainment
Warner Horizon Television
Broadcast
Original channel TV Land
Original run April 15, 2009 (2009-04-15) – June 3, 2009 (2009-06-03)
External links
Website

The Cougar is an American reality television series where an older woman (aka cougar) chooses a boyfriend from a group of twenty younger men. The series premiered on TV Land on April 15, 2009, and is hosted by TV actress and producer, Vivica A. Fox.[1]

Overview[edit]

Over eight weekly hour-long episodes, the young men (all in their 20s) compete for a chance to have a long term relationship with Stacey Anderson, a 40-year-old real estate agent and divorced mother of four from Arizona.[2] The show is very similar in format to The Bachelorette, except that instead of using roses to determine who stays and who goes, the Cougar uses the "Kiss Off". During the Kiss Off, each contestant gives the Cougar a kiss and if she kisses on the lips, the contestant stays, but if she gives her cheek, the contestant is out.

The "Cubs"[edit]

Contestant Age Occupation Episode Eliminated
Jimmy Heck 23 fitness model and personal trainer Winner
Colt Straub 25 musician Episode 8
Travis 21 Episode 7
Adam Mills 25 event manager Episode 6
Joe 25 bartender Episode 5
Jon 23 customer engineer Episode 5
David 25 advertising consultant Episode 4
Austin 24 bartender Episode 4
Ryan 29 bartender Episode 4
Nick 27 police officer Episode 3
Kai 28 supervisor Episode 3
Johnny 23 martial arts trainer Episode 3
J.D. 24 account manager Episode 2
Jim 22 caterer Episode 2
Tom 26 mobile company manager Episode 2
Kevin 23 UPS driver Episode 1
Bodie 23 Cabana boy Episode 1
Brad 24 bartender Episode 1
Rich 29 bartender Episode 1
Grant Mills 25 Episode 1 (Withdrew)
Adam and Grant are twin brothers.
Travis, the youngest contestant, had his first legal adult beverage with the cougar.

The Kiss-Off[edit]

Stacey's Call-out Order
Order Name Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Adam Travis1 Jon1 Joe1 Colt1 Travis3 Jimmy Colt Jimmy
2 Austin Colt Adam2 Jon Joe Colt Colt Jimmy Colt
3 Bodie Adam David Colt Travis Jimmy2 Travis Travis
4 Brad Jon Colt2 Travis Jon2 Adam3 Adam
5 Colt David Travis2 Ryan Adam Joe
6 David Jimmy Austin Austin2 Jimmy Jon2
7 Kai Joe Nick David2 David
8 Grant Jim Joe Jimmy Austin
9 J.D. Nick Ryan2 Adam2 Ryan2
10 Jim Kai Kai Kai
11 Jimmy Johnny Johnny Johnny2
12 Joe Austin Jimmy Nick
13 Johnny J.D. Jim
14 Jon Tom J.D.
15 Kevin Ryan Tom2
16 Nick Kevin
17 Rich Bodie
18 Ryan Brad
19 Tom Rich
20 Travis Grant
     The contestant won The Cougar.
     The contestant was eliminated during the regular Kiss-Off.
     The contestant was eliminated during his group date.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.
  • 1 The contestant won the Solo Date Challenge and went on a solo date with Stacey.
  • 2 The contestant won the Group Date Chllenge and went on a group date with Stacey.
  • 3 In Episode 5, Stacey picked Adam and Travis for a date because she felt she was losing them. Adam and Travis did not win the challenge.
  • In Episode 7, Stacey had a solo date with all the remaining contestants.

Statistics[edit]

Place Name Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 Jimmy SAFE BTM2 SAFE BTM2 WIN SAFE BTM2 WINNER
2 Colt SAFE WIN SAFE WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE OUT
3 Travis WIN WIN SAFE SAFE SAFE3 BTM2 OUT
4 Adam SAFE WIN WIN SAFE BTM23 OUT
5 Joe SAFE SAFE WIN SAFE OUT
6 Jon SAFE WIN SAFE WIN OUT
7 David SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
8 Austin SAFE SAFE WIN OUT
9 Ryan BTM2 WIN SAFE OUT
10 Nick SAFE SAFE OUT
11 Kai SAFE SAFE OUT
12 Johnny SAFE SAFE OUT
13 J.D. SAFE OUT
14 Jim SAFE OUT
15 Tom SAFE OUT
16 Kevin OUT
17 Bodie OUT
18 Brad OUT
19 Rich OUT
20 Grant QUIT
     The contestant won The Cougar.
     The contestant won the challenge and went on group date
     The contestant won the challenge and went on solo date
     The contestant was eliminated.
     The contestant won the challenge and was in the Bottom 2
     The contestant was in the Bottom 2
     The contestant won a group date but was eliminated.
     The contestant was eliminated during his group date.
     The contestant withdrew from the competition.
  • 3 In Episode 5, Stacey picked Adam and Travis for a date because she felt she was losing them. Adam and Travis did not win the challenge.
  • In Episode 7, Stacey had a solo date with all the remaining contestants.

Episodes[edit]

Episode First Airing
Meet the Cougar April 15, 2009
40 Years Young April 22, 2009
Men vs. Boys April 29, 2009
Truth and Consequences May 6, 2009
The Claws Comes Out May 13, 2009
Meet the Families May 20, 2009
Vegas Nights May 27, 2009
The Last Kiss? (Season Finale) June 3, 2009

Meet the Cougar[edit]

  • Solo Date Challenge: First Impressions
  • Challenge Winner: Travis
  • Eliminated: Kevin, Bodie, Brad, Rich
  • Quit: Grant

40 Years Young[edit]

  • Group Date Challenge: Designing Custom Workout Regimens
  • Challenge Winners: Adam, Colt, Ryan, Tom, Travis
  • Call-Out Order: Adam, Colt, Travis, Ryan
  • Eliminated: Tom
  • Solo Date Challenge: Giving Stacey a Birthday Gift
  • Challenge Winner: Jon
  • Eliminated: J.D., Jim

Men Vs Boys[edit]

  • Group Date Challenge: Talent Show
  • Winners: Adam, Johnny, Austin, David
  • Solo Date Challenge: Picking a Dress for Stacey
  • Winner: Joe
  • Eliminated: Johnny, Kai, and Nick

Truth and Consequences[edit]

  • Group Date Challenge: Revealing Secrets
  • Winners: Jon, Ryan
  • Eliminated: Ryan
  • Solo Date Challenge: Composing and Singing a song to Stacey
  • Winner: Colt
  • Eliminated: Austin, David

The Claws Come Out[edit]

  • Group Date Challenge: Kissing Stacey
  • Winners: Jimmy
  • Eliminated: Jon, Joe
Episode Notes
  • 3 In Episode 5, Stacey picked Adam and Travis for a date because she felt she was losing them. Adam and Travis did not win the challenge.

Meet the Families[edit]

  • Travis' Family: Sister, Mother, Brother
  • Jimmy's Family: Mother, Father
  • Colt's Family: Brothers
  • Adam's Family: Twin Brother (Grant)
  • Eliminated: Adam

Vegas Nights[edit]

  • Jimmy's Date: Racecar Driving, Dinner, Overnight Stay
  • Travis' Date: Massage, Steam Shower, Dinner, Overnight Stay
  • Colt's Date: Helicopter Ride, Dinner, Overnight Stay
  • Eliminated: Travis

The Last Kiss?[edit]

  • Runner Up: Colt
  • Winner: Jimmy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reynolds, Mike (2009-04-15). "Review: TV Land's 'The Cougar'". multichannel.com. Retrieved 13 October 2010. 
  2. ^ The Cougar - TV Land website

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