FOX orders full season of “The Cleveland Show”


FOX has ordered an additional nine episodes of The Cleveland Show, the highly anticipated Family Guy spin-off, bringing the series to a full season order, it was announced by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company. Additionally, Arianna Huffington has been tapped for a recurring role and joins previously announced series regulars Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mike Henry and Seth MacFarlane.

The show is set to debut fall 2009, a new animated series that follows everyone’s favorite soft-spoken neighbor Cleveland Brown (voiced by Henry) to his hometown in Virginia, as he settles down with his high school sweetheart, and her unruly kids and 5-year-old Rallo as well as his own 14-year-old son,. Once in Virginia, Cleveland is welcomed by a collection of neighbors that includes a loudmouth redneck; a hipster wanna-be, and a family of talking bears.