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Cedric the Entertainer to develop 'Hot in Cleveland' spinoff

Cedric-2011-a- Move over, Betty White: Cedric the Entertainer is preparing to join a new spinoff of TV Land's hit "Hot in Cleveland," which he's developing with the network. In the untitled sitcom, Cedric will play a minister, and though details are sparse about the spinoff's premise, his character will premiere on "Cleveland," which returns in June.

According to TV Land's release, the series is contingent upon the pilot script, which will be co-written by Cedric and "Hot in Cleveland" creator and showrunner Suzanne Martin. “Cedric is hilarious and I’m so happy to do this show with him,” said Martin in a statement. “We are going to have a lot of fun developing and exploring his role as a minister.”

Cedric joins TV Land at a time when the channel has been adding more original sitcoms to its lineup, including Fran Drescher’s "Happily Divorced" and the ensemble comedy "The Exes," starring Donald Faison, Wayne Knight, David Alan Basche and Kristen Johnston. Meanwhile, "Retired at 35" will return for its second season and "Hot in Cleveland" for its third. Maybe Cedric could be a  love interest for Betty?

— Melissa Maerz

Photo: Cedric the Entertainer. Credit: Jason Kempin / Getty Images.

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GIVE ME A BREAK........A spinoff? With somebody thats never been on the show? Give Carl a spinoff. Give John a spinoff. But Cedric the NONentertainer? PLEASE What is the name of it going to be so that I can be sure and MISS IT, Cool in Harlem? Hot in Watts? Have him TRY to come up with something original.

Dean, you wanted to be in the business and didn't make it huh, now you're upset with a REAL ENTERTAINER, or is this personal? Also, check your language, you sound kinda slow.


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