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Fox pushes back ‘Cleveland Show’

Series unlikely to bow this season

Fox has pushed back the premiere date of “Family Guy” spinoff “The Cleveland Show” to fall of next year.

Skein based on the Cleveland Brown character had been announced at Fox’s upfront as a late spring premiere for this season.

But that was mostly for PR value and to get advertisers jazzed about Fox’s sked. Internally, there was little doubt among Fox brass that the animated series would need more time for development and production and was highly unlikely to bow this season.

At the same time it confirmed the delay, Fox said it has ordered another nine segs of “Cleveland,” giving the 20th Century Fox TV production a full 22-episode order for the 2009-10 season.

In addition, pundit and Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington has joined the show’s voice cast in a recurring role.

“Cleveland” is co-created and exec produced by Seth MacFarlane, Rich Appel and Mike Henry, who provides the voice of the title character.

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