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Hot in Cleveland: Season Five Renewal from TV Land

Hot in Cleveland season fiveFans won’t have to worry about Hot in Cleveland being cancelled for awhile. TV Land has announced they they’ve renewed their original sitcom for a fifth season.

The cable channel has ordered 24 installments once again and this will bring the show’s total to 104 episodes. Season five will kick off in September 2014.

Viewers won’t have to wait that long to see new adventures of Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White however. There are still 12 episodes left to air in season four. They’ll start running on June 19th.

Here’s the press release:

TV LAND ORDERS FIFTH SEASON OF HIT SITCOM “HOT IN CLEVELAND” STARRING VALERIE BERTINELLI, JANE LEEVES, WENDIE MALICK AND BETTY WHITE

Pick-Up Brings Series Past 100 Episode Mark

New York, NY – March 20, 2013 – TV Land has renewed “Hot in Cleveland” for a fifth season, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. The 24-episode order brings the series to a total of 104 episodes. This past January, CBS Television Distribution announced that it has sold “Hot in Cleveland” to TV stations in 92% of the United States for a September 2014 launch. The series stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White.

“This is an incredible milestone for the show and for TV Land,” said Jones. “To have our first scripted sitcom make it to the syndication level is a huge accomplishment. We have a brilliant creative team both in front of and behind the camera. We are so proud to be on this exciting ride with them.”

Series to date, “Hot in Cleveland” has averaged 2.8 million total viewers (Nielsen: Live+7, 68 premiere telecasts, 6/16/10-2/13/13). New episodes return on Wednesday, June 19th at 10pm ET with a LIVE telecast of the premiere episode. The fifth season will start shooting this Fall.

In addition to garnering unprecedented ratings for TV Land, “Hot in Cleveland” has been honored with numerous awards and accolades. Betty White recently received her third Screen Actors Guild Award(R) nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her performance as Elka Ostrovsky – an award she won two years in a row for the same role. Since its initial premiere, the show has received a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Comedy, a Gracie Award for Outstanding Comedy Series and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode. The series was also awarded a Creative Arts Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series (Michael Andrew Hynes and Maralee Zediker). Additionally, White was also nominated for an Emmy(R) Award in 2011 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the same role.

“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (White).

Filmed in front of a live audience, “Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy(R) Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. Lynda Obst also serves as executive producer, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox are executive producers for TV Land. “Hot in Cleveland” is currently seen around the world in over 190 countries.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Hot in Cleveland will have a fifth season? How long do you think the show should continue? What other TV Land sitcoms do you like?

 

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yuk September 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

can’t get past 1-2 minutes of this show. it just isn’t funny. the ladies seem also to be passing the age of looking good in young clothes and hairstyles. cheap sex jokes, really? these ladies seem to believe the hype that they are supposed to be ‘hot’ – yeah maybe from hot flashes. it seems just to be a show of older actresses wanting so badly to still look good rather than putting out some really funny comedy. no substance just vanity.

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Pamela Piatt September 15, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I love this show so much. I tape every single episode and watch them over and over. I wake up in a eh mood, but as soon as I turn on Hot in CLE my mood is happy. I have never laughed so hard at a show. Valerie is adorable. Wendy malik is phenomenal. Jane Leeves is dead pan humor. Long live Betty white. She is worth her weight in gold. I adore all of the characters and cannot wait for season 5. This show is sex in the city Ohio style.
All of the guest stars make the show a smash hit!!
Here is to many more years. Betty, u r beautiful!

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Gail April 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm

VERY, VERY happy that it’s returning. There is so much garbage on television these days (ex: Glee) that it’s very refreshing to watch something good. I wish they would start cancelling the crap they’re putting on and leave the good ones allone. Thank you everyone involved in the Hot In Cleveland show.

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Rena Moretti March 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I did 35 seconds of research and HIC actually gets 1.2 million viewers or so for each new episode. It’s been dropping throughout its run, but using Live+7 (which nobody pays for and is immaterial) and avering the last seasons with the first season makes it look better (though not good) and no journalist is going to tell you how low the ratings for that show really are, which also means it will make no money in syndication and will be a loser for the network.

But who cares, they can promote their “hit show” and the press certainly won’t disagree. 35 seconds of research is too much to ask of a journalist these days.

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Rena Moretti March 21, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Once again, we see a show that nobody watches be renewed again and again for no other reason than its network desires something to promote…

What a waste of money!!!

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Intheknow August 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I thought the first couple of seasons were good. Then it began to get old, but of course, that happens with many series. I originally thought the premise was a bit far-fetched (I mean, 3 California-based women decide to make – of all places – Cleveland Ohio their home). In addition, although I have always liked White, I think her character is unrealistic on many levels and she is being touted because of her advanced age; her character is really not central to the show at all. Anyway, at this point, the jokes are becoming forced, the characters have become rather predictable, and it seems the writers are reaching for story lines. However, as stated earlier, this usually begins to happen with most series after a while. Oh, and are all these women supposed to be independently wealthy? If so, what are they doing living in the Mistake by the Lake? If not, do they, like so many sitcom characters, live on absolutely nothing? Kind of a silly premise.

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