‘Hot in Cleveland’: Betty White returning for season 5 as TV Land renews show

Hot in ClevelandJust how long can “Hot in Cleveland” last? When TV Land first picked up the show, we were admittedly surprised that Betty White was interested in getting back to TV full-time. After all, she’s done such a great job playing smaller, scene-stealing roles in other projects.

However, it now appears that the 91-year old actress is still interested in making more. In a statement, here is what president Larry W. Jones of the network had to say about the decision:

“This is an incredible milestone for the show and for TV Land. To have our first scripted sitcom make it to the syndication level is a huge accomplishment. We have a brilliant creative team both in front of and behind the camera. We are so proud to be on this exciting ride with them.”

The fifth season of the series is going to premiere on the network this fall, and it will be doing so after the second half of season 4 starts airing new episodes on July 19 with an episode that will actually be presented live. So far, this season has averaged 2 million viewers, which is solid for a show on this network. They owe a great debt to “Hot in Cleveland” in many ways, as this was the series that originally helped to get them on the map with original programming. Since then, the network has tried out a number of other series starring such sitcom vets as Donald Faison and Kirstie Alley.

What do you think about the show’s renewal, and how long do you think that “Hot in Cleveland” as a series will go on for? In addition to sharing your thoughts below, you can also read some more news when it comes to Betty over at the link here.

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