TV LAND PICKS UP CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED HIT SITCOM "HOT IN CLEVELAND" FOR THIRD SEASON, ORDERING 22 BRAND NEW EPISODES
Season Three To Begin Production Summer 2011
Los Angeles, CA, February 28, 2011 - TV Land announced today that its smash hit sitcom, "Hot in Cleveland," will return for a third season with 22 episodes to begin shooting this summer. The sitcom, which garnered unprecedented ratings not only for the network but across cable, continues to be a huge success scoring a strong 1.6 among TV Land's target Adults 25-54 audience, a 2.0 among Women 25-54 and an average of 3.2 million total viewers. The sitcom remains the highest-rated and most-watched series in the history of the network and was recently nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) including: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Betty White, which Ms. White won.
"The chemistry that this cast has with each other is undeniable so we are excited to bring 'Hot in Cleveland' back for another season," said Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land. "Our viewers will be thrilled with all that is in store for next season - amazing storylines, smart and hilarious writing and even more beloved guest stars!"
"Hot in Cleveland" revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA - novelist Melanie Moretti, eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs and former soap star Victoria Chase - who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better for them and that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker.
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, "Hot in Cleveland" is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy(R) Award-winning Suzanne Martin ("Frasier," "Ellen") serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. Lynda Obst also serves as executive producer.
Earlier this year, the show was distributed by Endemol in Australia, Canada, Germany, Turkey and the UK among others.
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