2:00pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
TV Land Cancels 'Hot in Cleveland'
After six seasons, TV Land's signature original comedy series Hot in Cleveland is calling it quits.
"After five incredible seasons of Hot in Cleveland, the sixth season, currently in production, will be its last," TV Land president Larry W. Jones said. "It’s been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White as well as our executive producers Suzanne Martin, Todd Milliner, Sean Hayes and the rest of our exceptional writers, production team and crew. The passion and talent they brought to the set each and every week over the past five years has put TV Land on the map as a network dedicated to quality original programming. We will continue to celebrate the show and are looking forward to a fantastic series finale."
The series, which celebrated its 100th episode in September, launched the Viacom-owned cable network into original scripted territory. The show is licensed in 210 countries and syndicated in 96 percent of the country.
The decision to end the series comes less than three months after series creator Suzanne Martin told THR that she would "love to do at least eight seasons."
Since its debut Cleveland has delivered an average audience of 2.4 million total viewers and a 1.12 among adults 25-54 and 1.46 among women 25-54. The role earned White an Emmy nomination and back-to-back SAG Awards.
Meanwhile, TV Land's roster of original scripted comedies includes new half-hours Impastor, Teachers, Darren Star's Younger and The Gaffigan Show as well as veteran Hot in Cleveland spinoff The Soul Man and veteran The Exes.
The network recently canceled Kirstie and Jennifer Falls after one season each.