Ah, yes. Wherever there's a Jennifer Aniston looking for work, there's a best friend Courteney Cox looking to give it to her. Michael Ausiello reported this morning that Aniston will guest star on best friend Cox's TV show, Cougar Town. Producer Bill Lawrence revealed she'll play Cox's shrink Bonnie, who will be "kind of a get-too-involved-in-her-life-type of therapist." He explained, "those guys are so close in real life they kind of do that for each other anyway. Bonnie has the life Jules wishes she has." So that means she'll be playing a character, possibly with a great man and great kids...which oddly enough, Courteney has in real life and Jennifer does not!
This is only the second time they've collaborated on anything, and it's also the second project Cox has let her friend mooch off of. In 2007, Aniston did a short stint on Cox's Dirt. But ever since Cox started cougaring and towning it up, she's been looking for the chance to get her friend on the show. About waiting for the right time to let Aniston in, Lawrence said, “It took us a while to find the show. And once we did and once it was clicking, I think that not only did Courteney feel comfortable talking to Jen about doing it, but comfortable in how funny she thinks the show is and that Jen would like it and fit into this world really well.”
Lawrence also said they're keeping their options open, so whether Aniston decides to continue things as Bonnie on Cougar Town is up to her. Surely both he and Courteney want her to get in on something more stable (both at work and at home), and maybe some fingers are crossed that playing an otherwise secure character might inspire Aniston to stop wasting her time trying to advocate insemination to Bill O'Reilly. That's what friends are for, actually: to convince you that O'Reilly isn't the right tree to waste your energy barking up against.