TV Land Greenlights Two New Sitcoms


TV Land has picked up two new sitcoms -- Happily Divorced and The Exes -- and renewed its freshman comedy Retired at 35 for a second season. Each series has a 10-episode order.

The net is also upping the third season of Hot in Cleveland to 24 episodes, to premiere in June.

"We are so thrilled to be working with top comedic talent, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera," states Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land. "The talented writers on our sitcoms are giving us material that is fresh and fun and it is clearly connecting with our audience. We're so excited to continue down this path."

Happily Divorced stars Fran Drescher as a Los Angeles florist beginning to date after finding out her husband of 18 years is gay. The series is slated for a June 15 premiere.

The Exes (working title) follows three divorced men (Donald Faison, Wayne Knight and David Alan Basche) who live together in an apartment across the hall from their divorce lawyer/landlord (Kristen Johnson).