TV Land has given cast-contingent pilot orders to the comedy series Hot in Cleveland and Retired at 35, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. This is TV Land's first foray into scripted comedy series and is being developed for TV Land PRIME, the network's primetime programming block designed to appeal to the attitudes, life stage and interests of people in their 40s. Hot in Cleveland is written by Emmy Award-winning Suzanne Martin (Frasier, Ellen) and produced by Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes' (Will & Grace) Hazy Mills Production. Chris Case (Reba, Spin City) is the writer for Retired at 35 and Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis (Rita Rocks, Reba, Titus) are executive producers.
"TV Land is thrilled to work with some of the most talented writers and producers in the business to create funny, relatable sitcoms for our viewers," states Larry W. Jones. "TV Land's programming line-up features some of the most popular comedies on television, making TV Land PRIME the perfect environment to premiere original sitcoms. Our audience truly loves this genre and we can't wait to give them more."
Hot in Cleveland revolves around three fabulous, eccentric, LA women of a certain age, and best friends whose lives are changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new "promised land." Retired at 35 follows a successful businessman who decides to leave the rat race of New York City behind and move into his parents' Florida retirement home to reconnect with them, reevaluate his life and live the dream of retirement that so many are working towards.