“Hot in Cleveland” has been such a hit for TV Land that the network is now developing a sitcom with renowned comedian/actor Cedric the Entertainer. The spin-off revolves around a character that Cedric will originate in new episodes of Hot premiering this summer in which he will play a minister who finds himself involved in the four ladies’ latest humorous adventures.
“We’re definitely going to bring people quality entertainment and laughs with this new show. I’m very excited to be working with TV Land and the creative team of Hot in Cleveland,” said Cedric.
“Cedric is hilarious and I’m so happy to do this show with him. We are going to have a lot of fun developing and exploring his role as a minister,” said Suzanne Martin, creator, writer, show runner and executive producer of Hot in Cleveland.
“This deal fits in perfectly with TV Land’s strategy of working with top talent both in front of and behind the camera. We are so excited that Cedric is joining the TV Land family,” said network President Larry W. Jones.
The untitled series is contingent upon the pilot script, which will be co-written by Cedric and Suzanne Martin. Martin would also serve as executive producer of the series along with Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions, who are also executive producers of “Hot in Cleveland.”
Hot in Cleveland launched on TV Land in 2010 and quickly became the number one cable sitcom of the year. It remains the highest-rated and most-watched program on the network, averaging 3.1 million total viewers per week. The show returns June 15 with new episodes.