Betty White To Plug Toyota Live On Tonight’s Live ‘Hot In Cleveland’ Season Debut

By | Wednesday March 26, 2014 @ 2:15pm PDT

Remember when George Burns and Gracie Allen used to plug Carnation Evaporated Milk in live TV ads during their 1950s TV series The Hot in ClevelandGeorge Burns And Gracie Allen Show? Of course you don’t! But live ads using show cast members, in character and on set, did not used to be “news” — much less a scoop in the New York Times‘ business section.  And, 60 years from now, when a future generation is watching on their glasses a live broadcast of some happy-zombie-family comedy starring some Hollywood It Couple, replete with product promotions by the happy zombies, they will think back to today’s NYT report (“Commercials to Go Live With Show Cast Members”) about the airing of two whole live ads during the live season debuts of TV Land‘s Hot In Cleveland and The Soul Man, and think “How quaint.” Read More »

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BET & Centric To Simulcast Live Season Premiere Of TV Land’s ‘The Soul Man’

By | Thursday March 13, 2014 @ 4:53pm PDT

The Soul ManHere’s a case of Viacom siblings playing nice. When the third-season premiere of The Soul Man airs live March 26 on TV Land, sister channels BET and Centric will simulcast it. After that, Centric will … Read More »

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TV Land’s ‘Hot In Cleveland’ & ‘The Soul Man’ Starting New Seasons With Live Episodes

By | Thursday January 23, 2014 @ 5:23pm PST

Betty White and Cedric the Entertainer will appear on both shows when the sitcoms return with back-to-back episodes on March 26. The Season 5 opener will mark the second consecutive live premiere for Hot In Read More »

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TV Land’s ‘The Soul Man’ Renewed For Third Season

By | Wednesday December 4, 2013 @ 12:33pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

The Soul ManEXCLUSIVE: TV Land‘s The Soul Man will return for a third season. The network has given the 8-episode order more than three months after Season 2 of the show, starring Cedric “The Entertainer,” Niecy Nash and … Read More »

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TV Land Renews ‘The Soul Man’ And ‘The Exes’, Taps Yvette Lee Bowser As ‘Soul Man’ Showrunner

By | Thursday December 13, 2012 @ 11:06am PST
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: TV Land has closed the deal for a second season pickup of The Soul Man starring Cedric “The Entertainer” and Niecy Nash and has ordered a third season of The Exes. As part of The Soul ManRead More »

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UPDATE: TV Land’s ‘Soul Man’ Close To Season 2 Renewal

By | Thursday November 15, 2012 @ 11:51am PST
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE THURSDAY 11:50 AM: It’s not quite there yet, but TV Land is working on a renewal for freshman comedy The Soul Man. Pickup chatter started two days ago when star Cedric the Entertainer tweeted that the show has been renewed. “We are looking forward to sharing good news about the second season of The Soul Man very soon,” the network said today in a statement. Season One of the Hot In Cleveland spinoff averaged a .7 rating for Adults 25-54 and 1.4 million total viewers in Live+7.

PREVIOUS TUESDAY 11 PM: TV Land has renewed freshman comedy The Soul Man for a second season, according to series star Cedric The Entertainer. “Just got word #TheSoulMan has been picked up for season #2,” Cedric tweeted tonight. “Thank all of you who wrote in and/or just watched me @niecynash bout to Turn Up! Read More »

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ABC Family’s ‘Baby Daddy’, TV Land’s ‘Soul Man’ Post Their Nets’ No.2 Comedy Openers

By | Thursday June 21, 2012 @ 4:11pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Two new cable comedy series, ABC Family’s Baby Daddy and TV Land’s The Soul Man opened solidly last night. Baby Daddy at 8:30 PM drew 1.7 million viewers and ranked as ABC Family’s No.2 comedy premiere in Total Viewers and … Read More »

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TV Land Unveils New Logo, Opens Second Night Of Original Comedy Series

By | Wednesday May 9, 2012 @ 8:20am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TV Land New LogoFor the first time since the launch of the network 16 years ago, TV Land is changing its look with the introduction of a new logo. Additionally, the network is adding a second night of original … Read More »

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