TV Land’s proposed Hot In Cleveland spinoff starring Cedric the Entertainer is moving one step closer to reality with a pilot order. The pilot order was somewhat surprising given that Cedric’s minister character was introduced on an episode of Hot In Cleveland that aired in August. Written by Hot In Cleveland creator Suzanne Martin, the episode had been perceived as a backdoor pilot for a potential spinoff series starring Cedric. Now the project also is going through a traditional pilot process. The potential spinoff follows Cedric’s character Reverend Boyce as he moves to Cedric’s hometown of St. Louis and has to balance his wild past with the expectations of his congregation and his family. Martin and Cedric wrote the pilot and are executive producing with Hazy Mills’ Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner, who also executive produce Hot In Cleveland. Production is slated to begin on Dec. 2.
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