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[03/01/10 - 03:28 PM]
TV Land Greenlights First Original Sitcom Series, "Hot in Cleveland," Starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick
The series, which has a 10-episode order, is scheduled to premiere in June.

[via press release from TV Land]

TV LAND GREENLIGHTS FIRST ORIGINAL SITCOM SERIES, "HOT IN CLEVELAND," STARRING VALERIE BERTINELLI, JANE LEEVES AND WENDIE MALICK

Network Picks Up 10 Episodes To Air June 2010

New York, NY, March 1, 2010 - TV Land announced today that it has greenlit 10 episodes of the original comedy sitcom "Hot in Cleveland," starring a sensational veteran cast of Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves with Betty White in the pilot episode. "Hot in Cleveland" is written by Emmy Award-winning Suzanne Martin ("Frasier," "Ellen") and is produced by Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes ("Will & Grace") and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions. "Hot in Cleveland" is a TV Land PRIME original production and is the network's first venture into scripted comedy series. The series is scheduled to air June 2010.

"We are thrilled that 'Hot in Cleveland' is TV Land's first original sitcom," states Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "The talented cast has amazing chemistry and delivers the clever script from a renowned sitcom writer with hilarity and sincerity. This show has enormous potential and we are so excited to be a part of it."

"Hot in Cleveland" revolves around three fabulous, LA women of a certain age and best friends (Bertinelli, Leeves and Malick). Their lives are changed forever when their plane - headed for Paris - unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land." Loving their new home, the women find themselves living under one roof and battling the sassy caretaker of the property they have rented, played by Betty White.

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About TV Land PRIME and TV Land

TV Land PRIME is TV Land's programming destination designed for people in their forties and the exclusive home to the premieres of the network's original programming, contemporary television series acquisitions and movies. TV Land PRIME is part of TV Land, a network dedicated to presenting the best in entertainment on all platforms for Adults 25-54. Consisting of original programming, acquired shows, hit movies and full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 95 million U.S. homes.

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MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company's portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 400 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., TeenNick, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, SPIKE, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.





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· FRASIER (NBC)
· HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV LAND)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





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