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A ‘Hot’ hire for TV Land

Gardner named VP development, original programming

Hot in Cleveland” producer Bradley Gardner has joined TV Land as veep of development and original programming.

Gardner has been tapped to help the Viacom-owned cabler expand its slate of originals. TV Land has two original series currently running, “Hot in Cleveland” and “Retired at 35,” and last month it lensed three comedy pilots. He reports to TV Land exec veep Keith Cox.

Gardner comes to TV Land from Hazy Mills Prods., home of “Hot in Cleveland.” He was director of development for the banner headed by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner.

“After working with him on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ we know that Bradley understands the type of programming we are cultivating,” Cox said.

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