TV Land Announces New Sitcom ‘Hot in Cleveland’

AP Television Writer

NEW YORK — TV Land says it’s hot on ‘Hot in Cleveland.’ a sitcom pilot the network is rushing into production for airing this summer.

The series, confirmed Monday, will star sitcom veterans Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick.

The multi-camera comedy revolves around three eccentric best friends from Los Angeles who, by a quirk of fate, set up housekeeping under the same roof as they discover the new world of Cleveland. Initially 10 episodes are planned.

As an original scripted comedy, “Hot in Cleveland” is a departure for TV Land, best known for airing vintage comedies and dramas. More recently, the network has added reality programming.

Viacom Inc.’s TV Land is also considering a series pickup for a second sitcom pilot starring George Segal.

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