TV Land is still “hot” for one of its original sitcoms.
Production on season four of “Hot in Cleveland” is under way. Meanwhile CBS Television Distribution sold the sitcom to TV stations covering more than 65 percent of the United States. That includes WLNY New York; KCAL Los Angeles; WPSG Philadelphia; KTXA Dallas- Ft. Worth; and KBCW San Francisco- Oakland, and also local markets in Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and Houston. Station groups Sinclair Broadcast Group, LIN TV, Cox Enterprises and Meredith Corp.
“Hot in Cleveland” centers on three past- their- prime entertainers who move to Cleveland after their plane makes an emergency landing in the pilot episode.
The series stars Betty White (“Golden Girls”), Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”) and Wendie Malick (“Dream On”) and debuted in June 2010, ranking as the highest rated telecast in the network’s 14- year history. The series averages three million total viewers through three seasons.
“Hot in Cleveland” gave White’s career a jumpstart, and also helped the network as it moves into creating more original programming. White also stars in “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” a sort- of senior citizen combination of “Jackass” and “Punk’d.”