The Cougar

Series Summary
Redefining the rules of dating, or so it claims, this reality show from the creator of "The Bachelor" sets up an older woman with 20 younger men seeking to become her love interest. A series of weekly challenges helps narrow her choices down until she finds the one man who has what it takes to tame the Cougar. The premiere season introduces Stacey, a real estate agent and mother of four from Arizona, who wants to prove that age is simply a number.

Air Dates: 2009 - Present

Genres: Reality, Romance

Network: TVLAND


  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : The Last Kiss? Jun 3, 2009

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    Stacey introduces the final two men to her children.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : Vegas Nights May 27, 2009

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    Stacey takes the finalists to Las Vegas for a series of dates.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Meet the Families May 20, 2009

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    Difficult family dates complicate Stacey's elimination.

  • Season 1, Ep. 5 : The Claws Come Out May 13, 2009

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    Stacey chooses two dates from blindfolded kissing; fights erupt in the house.

  • Season 1, Ep. 4 : Truth and Consequences May 6, 2009

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    The guys anonymously reveal their darkest secret to Stacey to win a skydiving date; best original song competition.

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Based on 9 Critics
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  • It's a horrifyingly embarrassing low-rent dating show in which a 40-year-old woman must choose one young cheeseball from among a batch of 20 spoiled curds. Show More

  • Dating shows tend to be bottom feeders in the "reality" game, but not even the oiliest episodes of "The Bachelor" have ever felt as creepy as "The Cougar." Show More

  • There are moments of low-down fun, and host Vivica A. Fox adds some genial energy. Let's see where this goes. Show More

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