Though the ratings for season two haven’t been as strong as they were for season one, TV Land wants more of their original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland. The ladies will all be back for another 22 episodes. There’s no word on when it will begin airing but season three goes into production this summer.
Here’s the press release from TV Land…
TV LAND PICKS UP CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED HIT SITCOM “HOT IN CLEVELAND” FOR THIRD SEASON, ORDERING 22 BRAND NEW EPISODES
Season Three To Begin Production Summer 2011
Los Angeles, CA, February 28, 2011 – TV Land announced today that its smash hit sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland,” will return for a third season with 22 episodes to begin shooting this summer. The sitcom, which garnered unprecedented ratings not only for the network but across cable, continues to be a huge success scoring a strong 1.6 among TV Land’s target Adults 25-54 audience, a 2.0 among Women 25-54 and an average of 3.2 million total viewers. The sitcom remains the highest-rated and most-watched series in the history of the network and was recently nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) including: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Betty White, which Ms. White won.
“The chemistry that this cast has with each other is undeniable so we are excited to bring ‘Hot in Cleveland’ back for another season,” said Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land. “Our viewers will be thrilled with all that is in store for next season – amazing storylines, smart and hilarious writing and even more beloved guest stars!”
“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti, eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs and former soap star Victoria Chase – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better for them and that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker.
Filmed in front of a live studio 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.
Earlier this year, the show was distributed by Endemol in Australia, Canada, Germany, Turkey and the UK among others.
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What do you think? Are you glad to hear Hot in Cleveland has been renewed? Are you still watching? If not, why not?
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I am a man, but I still love to watch this series with my wife. My favorite is Wendy Malik, her style of comedy is hilarious when matched with the others. I have also always liked all three of these ladies from their previous sticoms and I really like seeing them all together.
This show delivers line after line making my Facebook post fingers twitch! “There’s a chance we’re screwed up in completely complimentary ways” needed to make it to the wall, (and it did.) This show has perfect chemistry between it’s writing and actors, both of which are charming, relate able, and hilarious. I can see why straight men wouldn’t enjoy but everyone else is bound to relate to this self deprecating Sex and the City meets Golden Girls gem.
I love this show, so fresh and different. Nowadays, sitcoms are terrible and have to survive on lowbrow jokes to get a laugh. This show is great because it goes back to the style of some of the ’90s sitcoms (Friends, Just Shoot Me, NewsRadio), which is my absolute favorite period in history for sitcoms. It’s genuinely funny and the actresses are incredible! So glad to see this keep going!
Great show. Great cast. Could use more secondary characters like Wayne Knight. But you guys got something special. Keep it going.
This is the only sitcom still in production I watch. It is the best ever. All of broadcast network should take note. This is what it takes to make a great sitcom.
I find it hilariously ironic that the only thing “Hot” about Hot In Cleveland is Valerie Bertinelli. Jane Leeves is sadly past her prime as far as looks, the other one is WAYYYYY past the point of being acceptable average…do I really need to say more about the legendary Betty White?
Anyone else share this opinion?
That’s a bit harsh isn’t it? Isn’t the whole premise of this show that these women are not “hot” in LA but outside LALA land they are considered atttractive and hot? Betty White is beyond “hot” anyway and is a national treasure. So , NO, I guess I don’t share your opinion.
I totally agree, Valerie Bertinelli is gorgeous and very funny on hot in cleveland, i have on dvd the first set of hot in cleveland, and cannot wait for season 2 to come out on dvd also, when it does i will rush to the store and buy it in a flash and as fast as i can, i adore season 1 and watch it all the time. Jane leeves, she is okay, but betty, man she i don’t need to say anything about her, but i do like wendy malick, Valerie is my absoulute favorite, good luck to her… Read more »