Sitcom, starring 'The View' host, gets launch date

Lifetime has set an Oct. 5 launch date for “Sherri.”

Sitcom stars “The View” co-host Sherri Shepherd as a single mom who ventures into the dating scene after getting divorced.

Cabler has ordered 12 half-hour episodes and will slot “Sherri” at 10 p.m. Tuesdays, followed by the second season of “Rita Rocks.” During the week of Oct. 5, both shows will air back to back beginning at 7 p.m. before moving into their normal timeslots.

“Sherri” is produced by Lifetime Television and exec produced by Terri Minsky, Nina Wass and Gene Stein.

“Rita Rocks” stars Nicole Sullivan as a working mom who plays in a garage band. Series is produced by Media Rights Capital. Stan Zimmerman and James Berg are exec producers.

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