TV Land greenlights 2 new series, renews “Retired at 35”

NY, March 21, 2011 — TV Land announced today that the network is moving forward with three sitcoms — two new series and a renewal for Retired at 35. These series join Hot in Cleveland which is now up to a 24-episode order for season three. These pick-ups take TV Land from zero to four scripted sitcoms within less than a year’s time, along with several additional sitcoms in development.

The two new series joining the network’s roster are Happily Divorced marking Fran Drescher’s (The Nanny) return to television joined by John Michael Higgins (Best in Show), Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris) and Rita Moreno (West Side Story) as well as “The Exes” (working title) starring Donald Faison (Scrubs) , Wayne Knight (Seinfeld), David Alan Basche (Law and Order) and Kristen Johnston (3rd Rock from the Sun).  Additionally, TV Land has renewed its hit sitcom Retired at 35 starring George Segal, Jessica Walter and Johnathan McClain for a second season. Happily Divorced, The Exes and Retired at 35 are all picked up for 10 episodes each. Happily Divorced is slated to premiere June 15 along with new episodes of Hot in Cleveland. The Exes and Retired at 35 will premiere next winter.