CBS Television Distribution has acquired the domestic broadcast distribution rights from TV Land for its original sitcom, Hot in Cleveland.
CTD plans to take the Betty White-starrer out for sale to TV stations in the next six or nine months, according to senior vice president of corporate licensing and distribution for CBS Corp. and president of distribution for CTD Scott Koondel. "If production stays aggressive, the show could be available as early as September 2013," he said.
"This is really a milestone for TV Land and for Viacom Media Networks," said Larry Jones, president of TV Land. "To get a scripted series into production, have it hit, and then bring it to the marketplace in syndication is an amazing achievement by any standard for any network."