The Cleveland Show: FOX TV Show Gets 22 Episode Order for Season Three

The Cleveland ShowFOX has been very happy with their Family Guy spin-off, The Cleveland Show. The first season has just finished airing and they’ve already given it a third season renewal.

The Cleveland Show, revolves around Peter Griffin’s pal, Cleveland Brown (Mike Henry), who moves back to his hometown in Virginia to get married. The animated series also stars Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth MacFarlane, Nia Long, Jason Sudeikis, Seth Green, Arianna Huffington, Alec Sulkin, John Viener, Reagan Gomez-Preston, and Aaron Krebs.

Cleveland had been ordered to series back in May 2008 and was expected to debut by mid-season 2008-09. In November 2008, FOX ordered additional nine episodes, bringing the first season total to 22.

FOX execs later decided to delay Cleveland’s premiere and give it a big launch in the Fall of 2009. They had such faith that in May 2009 they renewed it for a second year of 13 episodes, several months before the show even premiered.

Their faith wasn’t misguided and Cleveland debuted in September 2009 to solid numbers. A month later, the network gave the go-ahead for nine more episodes to round out season two.

Now, FOX has ordered a third season of episodes. And, instead of ordering just 13 installments as has been done in the past, FOX has ordered a full 22 episode season up front. That means that viewers will be seeing fresh episodes through the 2011-12 season.

Of the early renewal, young character Rallo Tubbs said, “Looks like somebody’s gettin’ some new rims for his Big Wheel! Many thanks to the handsome decision makers at FOX.”

The network announcement also teased what is to come in season two.

In its upcoming second season, Cleveland attempts to prove his athletic prowess, ROBERTA (Gomez) gets distracted with a new love interest and RALLO (Henry) pals around with three new friends voiced by Grammy Award winners will.i.am and T-Pain and comedy legend Carl Reiner. Additionally, the Brown family hits the road and travels to some exotic locales. The series’ star-studded sophomore season will also include guest voice appearances by Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Tony Hawk and cast members from the hit series GLEE.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Cleveland will be around for at least two more seasons?

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  1. Al says

    So cancel a well written and acted quality show like the Chicago Code but keep a show that is demeaning and racist among other things like The Cleveland Show. It’s sad that Americans are so interested in such mindless crap. Yes, it’s entertainment, but it has NO redeaming qualities. Yes, it’s good for laugh, but at what expense? This show, Family Guy and others like it are indicitive of why a lot of people, especially those in their teens through twenties really have no boundries. The nuclear family is crap. The erosion of traditional households and families is why this country is in an economical and moral/ethical tailspin. We continue to push the envelope with everything, exposure to almost anything is perceived as acceptable; and while TV is not responsible, it is a telling indicator of the sorry state we are in. Parents need to wake the hell up and start parenting again. Think about what you watched as a kid and tell me you weren’t influenced at all by any of it. Who were your hero’s? Do you try to live up to them? Adobt any of their traits? Now imagine your child’s hero being a member of the Jackass crew. Need I say more? Sorry for the rant…

  2. Charlie says

    Why did they have to mess around with Cleveland? The show is an exact duplicate of Family Guy. Except the Griffins are replaced by the Browns. Cancel this, return Cleveland to Family Guy and bring Futurama back to FOX

  3. Herb Finn says

    Does anyone find it odd that the only show with an african-american family on broadcast nextwork television is animated and it’s lead voice actor/star is white!

  4. Jeremy Rynek says

    Finally Fox makes a GOOD decision. Why you think I would capitalize “good.” They pulled Past life twice and only did 7 episodes. STUPID decision. They canceled 24 when it should have got atleast 2 more seasons. Canceled Til Death, but I guess a couple of bad decisons that caused was firing the Woodcocks and recasting the Allison character 3 times . (Tell me I’m wrong.) But I could go over the stupid decisons Fox has made all day, its just a good they are capalbe of making good decisons too.

  5. Jay says

    awesome. i don’t care what people think. this is a pretty funny show like family guy. yes, the 1st pilot eps wasn’t the best, but it has progressively gotten better over time. i’d suggest give it another chance

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