Good News for Hollywood: Cable Channel Not in Scripted Game Orders up Two Sitcom Pilots

Oct 26, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Between NBC’s Jay Leno move and the popularity of reality shows, Hollywood scribes have complained about the dearth of scripted programming.

Now, from an unlikely source–basic cabler TV Land–home of many vintage sitcoms over the years–comes a pilot order for two new sitcoms, TV vet Cynthia Littleton of Variety reports. 

One of the shows is called "Hot in Cleveland," from writer "Suzanne Martin ("Frasier") and Hazy Mills Prods., headed by [Sean Hayes] and Todd Milliner, the report says. It’s about "three fortysomething femme friends from L.A. who wind up stuck in Cleveland and decide to stay there when they realize the locals consider them glamorous," Littleton reports.

The other pilot is called "Retired at 35," from Chris Case, who wrote for "Reba."

–Chuck Ross

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