TV Land announced today that it is joining forces with Cedric the Entertainer to develop a sitcom as a spinoff of the network’s hit comedy “Hot in Cleveland.”
The new series focuses on a character that Cedric will originate in upcoming episodes of “Cleveland.” The character is a minister who gets drawn into the adventures of the show’s four main female characters, played by Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick.
“We’re definitely going to bring people quality entertainment and laughs with this new show,” said Cedric. “I’m very excited to be working with TV Land and the creative team of ‘Hot in Cleveland.’”
Said Suzanne Martin, “Hot in Cleveland” creator, writer, showrunner and executive producer: “Cedric is hilarious and I’m so happy to do this show with him. We are going to have a lot of fun developing and exploring his role as a minister.”
The untitled series is contingent upon the pilot script, which will be co-written by Cedric and Martin, the network said.