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Hot in Cleveland: TV Land Sitcom Renewed for Season Two

Hot in ClevelandIf you’ve been enjoying TV Land’s first original sitcom, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a lot more to come. Hot in Cleveland has been renewed for a second season of 20 episodes, double the size of season one.

Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White will all return as series regulars. Season two episodes are expected to debut in January 2011.

Here’s the official press release from TV Land…

Second Season To Start Production In October 2010
Series Premiere Was The Most Watched Sitcom Telecast In The History Of Cable

Los Angeles, CA, July 7, 2010 — TV Land announced today the second season pick-up of its hit original scripted sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland.” The network will start production of 20 new episodes in October 2010 with a launch tentatively scheduled for January 2011. Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White will return as series regulars for all 20 episodes.

“We are so excited that ‘Hot in Cleveland’ was embraced by viewers in such a big way,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “We absolutely love the show and can’t wait to see what hilarious new experiences these characters will encounter in the next 20 episodes.”

“Hot in Cleveland” airs on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and is the network’s first foray into original scripted programming. The show debuted June 16 to critical acclaim and record-breaking ratings. The series premiere was the highest-rated and most-watched show in all of cable that day among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and Total Viewers according to The Nielsen Company. To date, the series is averaging a 2.1 rating among Adults 25-54, a 2.7 among Women 25-54, a 1.7 among Adults 18-49 and a 2.1 among Women 18-49. The show is delivering 4.7 million total viewers.

Following the domestic success, Endemol has acquired “Hot in Cleveland” for global distribution. The show premiered in Canada on July 5, 2010 and quickly became the #1 ranked new import comedy of the year. The premiere telecast delivered a whopping 1.82 million total viewers, which is the U.S. delivery equivalent of 11.8 million viewers. Endemol will launch the series at MIPCOM 2010.

Filmed in front of a live studio audience, “Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer.

“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 they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over, they rent a house that happens to come with a very feisty caretaker (Betty White).

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P. Tucker October 5, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I LOVED the series. Well written, and well acted. Each actress and actor is spectacular, but
Betty White is the grand dame of the whole series. We love you Betty!

Please do more. It is so much fun.


Sam September 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm

When is Hot in Cleveland on? I miss it. It is the best new thing to come onto TV in quite some time. It is wholesome, down-to-earth and hilarious.
thank you for returning these women to us. We have loved them in America for a long time. Keep it on!!!
Thank you


Trisha August 26, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I loved the shows I saw each of the stars on before which got me to tune in, but, together their new characters keep me watching. I’m 45 years old and can relate to much of their feelings and now I laugh as they get away with much of what we’d all like to get away with.


julie August 15, 2010 at 6:59 am

i love this show! my mom, grandma and i all get together to watch the show on wednesday night! 5 star cast and 5 star laughs! me and my best friend (we’re both in our 20s) agree, betty white is definately taking on the “sofia” role of this show! i hope this show is on for the same length as the golden girls! go hot in cleveland! they say ‘chi tea’ is good to help you relax. well switch around the letters and you have chi. so hot in cleveland is good for the soul!


mary tinsman August 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I absolutely love this show. There’s not much on TV anymore, even with hundreds of channels….I’m of the Golden Girls age range now…and it’s nice to find something besides…Jersey Shore, Laguna Beach, etc…Cheers for TV Land and Hot in Cleveland !


Dee Jones August 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Love Hot in Cleveland!!!
There is a show on PBS called Last of the Summer Wine that has a cast that is mostly
over 60. There are so many of us golden agers and very few comedy show about us.
Besides, we have some money to spend! Sponsers listening?
Betty and her “admirers” are a delight and make me laugh .
The show needs a male…maybe a brother for Betty? Jerry Van Dyke would play off
her well…..and Wayne Wright as their neighbor was one of my favorite shows.

Keep us the good laughs.
I am 78.


Elly July 31, 2010 at 4:09 pm

I have to agree with Mary Ann. I loved golden girls and I love Hot in Cleavland. I’m way over the age of 50.Please keep this show going!


Eh July 24, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I just dont like it being on TV Land. TV Land is such a waste and so is Nick@Nite. Remember when you had to be a GOOD SHOW to be on there? Now its like Everybody Hates Chris on Nick and Everybody Loves Ray on TV Land.

I remember growing up watching Mary, Bob, Perfect Strangers and soo many other great shows …TV Land should be showing SOAP and actual Comedy Sitcoms from the golden ages and not creating new shows. Create another channel if you wanna do that.


Ralph July 14, 2010 at 6:12 pm

This show is hilarious! Im so glad its gonna get a second season with a quality amount of episodes. “…when you’re 80, you dress for the bathroom.”


Anne July 8, 2010 at 12:13 pm

My husband and I both love this show. We are in our late 20’s. Betty White is awesome.


MaryAnn Dumond July 8, 2010 at 5:36 am

YIPPEE !! What great news that ‘Hot in Cleveland’ has been renewed for a 2nd season! Congrats to our four gals and to all involved with the show’s creation and production.

One question, though. What about the ’55 and up’ group of viewers? Please don’t forget US ! We’re faithfully watching, too.
After all, we were in that younger age group that made Golden Girls and similar sitcoms successful. Don’t leave us behind now.
We’re loving all that TV Land puts out there.

MaryAnn Dumond
Bristol, CT


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