TV Land has decided to end their signature original sitcom Hot in Cleveland. The current sixth season will be the end for the comedy.
Hot in Cleveland continues to follow the lives of three middle-age ladies from Los Angeles — writer Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), beautician Joy Scoggs (Jane Leeves), and actress Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick). When their flight to Paris makes an emergency landing in Cleveland, Ohio, they discover a community that’s less shallow and youth-obsessed. They move there and lease a home with a sassy caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White).
The ratings for Hot in Cleveland have come way down over the years. The first season averaged more than three million viewers each week. The fifth season drew about 950,000 viewers and the first few episodes of the current sixth season have averaged 710,000.
Of the decision, TV Land president Larry W. Jones said, “It’s been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White as well as our executive producers Suzanne Martin, Todd Milliner, Sean Hayes and the rest of our exceptional writers, production team and crew. The passion and talent they brought to the set each and every week over the past five years has put TV Land on the map as a network dedicated to quality original programming. We will continue to celebrate the show and are looking forward to a fantastic series finale.”
On the positive side, there will be 128 episodes by the end, plenty of episodes to keep Hot in Cleveland airing in syndication for years to come.
What do you think? Are you sorry that there won’t be a seventh season of Hot in Cleveland or, is it ending at a good time?