TV Land’s president Larry W. Jones made the announcement at the top of TV Land’s portion of TCA. Hot In Cleveland has received a 24-episode order for a fourth season, which will premiere next November. “We’re really proud of this show and so proud of everything Betty (White) has done for this network,” Jones said. He also confirmed the series order to the Hot In Cleveland spinoff starring Cedric the Entertainer. Titled Have Faith, the comedy, created by Cedric and Hot In Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin, has received a 12-episode order and will premiere in June. It stars Cedric as Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine, an R&B superstar-turned-minister who takes overt as preacher of his father’s church.” The character was introduced in an episode of Hot In Cleveland in August. Niecy Nash stars as Boyce’s wife Lolli. “The show that Cedric and Suzanne have created is a fantastic family sitcom that you just don’t see as much on TV today.”
The 24-episode order for Hot In Cleveland will bring the total of episodes produced to 78, a remarkable feat given the fact that the show’s pilot was picked up to series only 22 months ago. Probably in part because of star Betty White’s age (she turns 90 on Tuesday), the sitcom has been on an accelerated production schedule.
Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.
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