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TV Land Renews The Exes, Orders New Sitcom Have Faith

The Exes

TV Land has renewed The Exes for a second season, the network announced Thursday. The show will premiere in June alongside the Hot in Cleveland spin-off, tentatively titled Have Faith.
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Hot In Cleveland Gets a Fourth Season and a Spin-off

Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli

Hot In Cleveland has been renewed for a fourth season, TV Land announced at Saturday's TCA press panel.

The series, which stars Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Betty White, was given a 24-episode order to premiere next November.

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TV Land Developing Hot in Cleveland Spin-Off

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TV Land is developing a Hot in Cleveland spin-off starring Cedric the Entertainer.

The as-yet-untitled series will focus on a character Cedric will debut on Cleveland's upcoming third season: a minister who gets ...
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In the Works: ABC Asks Cedric to Entertain, and More

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ABC has ordered a sitcom pilot in which Cedric the Entertainer will star as a family man who becomes unsettled when his wife's hobby turns into a multimillion-dollar enterprise, says the Reporter.... Per Variety, Fox has picked up Drop Dead Diva, a high-concept pilot from Josh Berman (Bones, CSI) that concerns a model who dies and is reincarnated as a plus-size attorney.... E! is getting in bed with pal-of-Paris Kim Kardashian, who will star in a reality series centered on her and her two "fiercely competitive sisters." read more

In the Works: Invasion Star Caught in Conspiracy

Lisa Sheridan has landed the lead in the Lifetime drama pilot Conspiracy, says the Hollywood Reporter. The Invasion alumna will star as a D.C. lawyer targeted by a (yep) conspiracy after she discovers that the Big Pharma case she won was rigged.... Per Variety, Cedric the Entertainer has signed a talent holding deal with ABC, as part of which he will star, write and exec-produce a comedy about the single father of a teenage girl.... Fox has a pilot deal for The Institution, a single-camera comedy focused on three couples weathering the highs and lows of matrimony, while CBS is developing The Swim Team, about a thirtysomething bachelor whose college-days sperm-bank donation comes back to haunt him in the form of a knock at the door. read more

AMERICAN IDOL

This oughtta put some glitter back on her cleavage: When the American Music Awards nominations were announced yesterday, comeback belter Mariah Carey received four. (Diva translation: Yippee! That's more than anyone else!) Trailing the presumably by-now-emancipated Mimi with three nominations apiece are 50 Cent, Green Day and Kelly Clarkson. Narrowly beating out Cedric the Dog Walker for the host job, Cedric the Entertainer will dole out the trophies during ABC's live telecast on Nov. 22. read more

SHORT CUTS

ABC has become the first English-language network to dub or subtitle its entire lineup in Spanish.... The fifth and sixth seasons of Seinfeld will be available on DVD Nov. 22.... Cedric the Entertainer has been tapped to host the 33rd Annual American Music Awards, airing live on ABC Nov. 22.... A memorial service for ABC News anchorman Peter Jennings will be held Sept. 20 at New York City's Carnegie Hall. — Additional reporting by Matt Webb Mitovich read more

COMING SOON

Steven Spielberg has at long last settled on a title for his forthcoming thriller about the aftermath of the killing of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, and it is way out there: Munich will hit theaters Dec. 23.... Desperate Housewives' Nicollette Sheridan has joined the cast of The Cleaner, a comedy about an amnesiac janitor (Cedric the Entertainer) who thinks he is a spy. Sheridan will play the janitor's wife.... Jodie Foster, MIA from the director's chair since 1995, will go behind the camera for Sugar Kings, a courtroom drama about a lady lawyer who reps migrant workers in their case against a sugar baron. Foster may also star. read more

Cedric Goes on His Honeymoon


The Dukes of Hazzard, Bewitched, The Honeymooners... Cedric the Entertainer is the first to concede that the trend of adapting classic TV shows into films has turned into a joke.

But then, of course, the star of The Honeymooners — in theaters today — immediately defends his big-screen update of the beloved '50s sitcom about the everyday lives of a bus driver, a sewer worker and their long-suffering wives.

"It can seem like a big clich&#233 when you think about all the films coming out that used to be TV shows," Cedric says, "but this particular one makes sense to redo. All of the themes of the show still make sense today."

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