TCA: TV Land Orders 'Hot in Cleveland' Spinoff to Series


TV Land has greenlit new series Have Faith, a spinoff of Hot in Cleveland, starring Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash, the network confirmed at the TCA press tour here Saturday.

Have Faith is written and executive-produced by Suzanne Martin, who also created Hot in Cleveland, and features Cedric as an R&B star turned minister, a character that originated on that show. TV land has ordered 12 episodes of Have Faith to premiere in June.

TV Land also confirmed it has renewed Hot in Cleveland for a fourth season, with 24 new episodes of the series starring a Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick scheduled to premiere later this year.

Cleveland was the first of the network's push into original series, and drew 1.7 million total viewers in its most recent episode Jan. 11. The series was also recently sold into syndication to CBS Television Distribution.