It’s the end of an era at TV Land. The network has announced that Season 6 of its signature original comedy series Hot In Cleveland, now in production, will be its last. Hot In Cleveland, TV Land’s first original scripted series, was a breakout hit for the network — debuting with 4.8 million viewers — and put it on the original programming map. It reached the 100-episode milestone and was sold into broadcast syndication as well as in 210 territories internationally, a rare feat for a cable sitcom. But TV Land gradually has been pulling away from older-skewing traditional multi-camera sitcoms like Hot In Cleveland in favor of younger, single-camera fare. The end of Hot In Cleveland leaves its spinoff The Soul Man and The Exes as the only original multi-camera series on the network.
“It’s been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White as well as our executive producers Suzanne Martin, Todd Milliner, Sean Hayes and the rest of our exceptional writers, production team and crew,” said TV Land President Larry W. Jones.
Since its launch, Hot has averaged 2.4 million total viewers and a 1.12 in adults 25-54. After a flying start, it has been gradually slipping in the ratings but still drawing respectable viewership numbers. As part of its 100+ episode run, the show aired two live episodes and earned co-star White two SAG Awards.