Betty White has a lot to celebrate!
Not only does the 89-year-old actress have a big birthday coming up -- which will be accompanied by an NBC special and a new prank series, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers" -- but TV Land has officially picked up "Hot in Cleveland" for a fourth season. That's 24 more episodes of TV Land's first original sitcom for White and her co-stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick.
"With the show's recent win at The People's Choice Awards and Betty's recent SAG Award nomination, it's clear that the fans love and want more of 'Hot in Cleveland,'" said TV Land president Larry W. Jones revealed at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
Besides the fourth season, "Hot in Cleveland" is also officially getting a spinoff. TV Land picked up "Have Faith, " its fifth original sitcom, which stars Cedric The Entertainer as his "Cleveland" character, R&B-singing Rev. Boyce "The Voice" Ballentine. TV Land has ordered 12 episodes of "Have Faith," which will premiere in June 2012. Created by Cedric and "Cleveland" creator Suzanne Martin, the sitcom will also star Niecy Nash ("Reno 911") as the reverend's wife, Lolli.
In October, Cedric talked to Wendy Williams about the spin-off, which was originally announced as a pilot in April, even before Cedric's first "Hot in Cleveland" episode aired.
"The show that Cedric and Suzanne have created is a fantastic family sitcom that you just don't see as much on TV today," Jones said of "Have Faith." "From the moment he appeared on 'Hot in Cleveland,' we knew we wanted to work with him in a greater capacity... TV Land is growing in a major way, and these pickups are just the tip of the iceberg."
"Hot In Cleveland" is now in its third season, airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on TV Land.