Fox may have granted Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show a full-season order, but apparently the tradeoff is a delayed premiere.
The new animated comedy from Seth MacFarlane will not be seen by viewers until fall 2009.
Fox originally announced a late spring premiere for Cleveland at the network's upfront presentation. However, now it seems that network brass was using the announcement as good PR for the new schedule while fully intending to further develop the show before it hit the air.
The first of the 22 episodes ordered into production will air in the 2009-10 television season. The show will also feature Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington voicing a recurring character.