CBS Television Distribution has sold TV Land's Hot in Cleveland to TV stations covering more than 65% of the country, said Joe DiSalvo, CTD's president of sales.
Stations picking up the show include CBS' WLNY New York, KCAL Los Angeles, WPSG Philadelphia, KTXA Dallas-Fort Worth and KBCW San Francisco, as well as Weigel Broadcasting's WCIU, Sunbeam Television's WLVI Boston, Gannett's WATL Atlanta and Belo's KHOU Houston. Stations from the Sinclair, LIN, Cox and Meredith broadcast groups also have bought the show.
The story was first reported by B&C.
Those sales encompass nine of the top 10 broadcast markets and 18 of the top 20 for a 2014 launch. The sale of Hot in Cleveland to CBS-owned stations in top markets now marks the third off-net sitcom buy for those stations, after the group bought Warner Bros.' 2 Broke Girls and Mike & Molly last month.