A sitcom that has become something of a television institution is getting the plug pulled. Deadline.com reports that TV Land has announced plans to wrap up “Hot in Cleveland.”
Season six, which is currently in production, will be the last for the show, which stars a lineup of TV veterans including Betty White and Valerie Bertinelli.
“‘Hot in Cleveland,’ TV Land’s first original scripted series, was a breakout hit for the network and put it on the original programming map,” Deadline reports. “It reached the 100-episode milestone and was sold into broadcast syndication, a rare feat for a cable sitcom. But TV Land has been gradually pulling away from older-skewing traditional multi-camera sitcoms like ‘Hot in Cleveland’ in favor of younger, single-camera fare. The end of ‘Hot in Cleveland’ leaves its spinoff ‘The Soul Man’ as the only original multi-camera series on the network.”
In a statement, TV Land President Larry W. Jones said: “It’s been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White as well as our executive producers Suzanne Martin, Todd Milliner, Sean Hayes and the rest of our exceptional writers, production team and crew.”