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TV Land has ‘Faith’

Cabler orders up 12 episodes of 'Hot in Cleveland' spinoff

TV Land is revving up its original pipeline with a series order for “Hot in Cleveland” spinoff “Have Faith,” starring Cedric the Entertainer and Niecy Nash.

The Viacom cabler gave the go-ahead for 12 episodes and will premiere the series in June. Skein will be written and exec produced by “Cleveland” creator Suzanne Martin and Cedric the Entertainer.

As for “Cleveland,” which has been a bonafide hit for the net, TV Land has ordered an additional 24 episodes. Starring Betty White, Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick, the show will return to the air later this year.

Other announcements made by the Viacom cablers at Saturday’s Television Critics Press Assn. tour in Pasadena include a series order from VH1 for sketch comedy series “Stevie TV.” March 4 has been set as a premiere date.

Hosted by Stevie Ryan, the show will skewer pop culture personalities.

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