EXCLUSIVE: TV Land has picked up the pilot Retired at 35 to series. The multicamera sitcom starring George Segal and Johnathan McClain has received a nine-episode order in addition to the pilot for a launch in the first quarter of 2011. Retired follows David (McClain), a successful young businessman who decides to leave the New York rat race behind and move into his father Alan’s (Segal) Florida retirement home. Co-starring on the show are Saturday Night Live alums Casey Wilson and Christine Ebersole, Jessica Walter, Josh McDermitt, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Matt Champagne, George Wyner, Jere Burns and Faye DeWitt. Retired hails from Reba alums Chris Case, Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis who are executive producing the new series. Case wrote the pilot script.
With the series order for Retired, TV Land is going two-for-two in its maiden scripted development cycle. For its first foray into original scripted series, the cable channel ordered two multicamera pilots, Retired and Hot in Cleveland, which was picked up to series last month for a summer premiere. Cleveland stars Segal’s Just Shoot Me cohort Wendie Malick as well as Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Betty White. The two new series are targeted for the network’s primetime block TV Land Prime.
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