Hot in Cleveland to End in 2015 After Historic Six-Season Run

Hot in Cleveland Cancelled

Betty White is back on the market!

TV Land confirmed on Monday the Hot in Cleveland‘s current 24-episode sixth season will be the sitcom’s last.

“It’s been an honor to work with Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and the incomparable Betty White as well as our executive producers Suzanne Martin, Todd Milliner, Sean Hayes and the rest of our exceptional writers, production team and crew,” said TV Land president Larry W. Jones in a statement. “The passion and talent they brought to the set each and every week over the past five years has put TV Land on the map as a network dedicated to quality original programming. We will continue to celebrate the show and are looking forward to a fantastic series finale.”

Cleveland was TV Land’s first original scripted series when it premiered in June 2010. Its debut episode drew the highest ratings in the network’s 14-year history.

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185 Comments
  1. Tom says:

    Bad week for Sean Hayes…

    • Dr. Opossum says:

      A six-year run with over 100 episodes is a fine achievement for a cable sitcom and as one of the show’s producers, he should make money off reruns for years to come. So nothing to be ashamed of.

  2. Sam says:

    Good for them! I don’t watch the show regularly, but it’s a pretty good show with a solid group of actors. I hope they each get another series soon (including Betty White… she’s got at least another 20 years in her for sure, right?).

  3. Babygate says:

    This show never made a huge splash but it’s been a reliable source of entertainment and humor to viewers. Too bad it’s been buried in the near anonymous existence of cable. This show is truly a gem. It will be seriously missed.

    • Jay says:

      You are so right. I am gonna miss it so bad. I really didn’t know who Wendie Malick was before this show & she has the humor, physical comedy that i have loved since the Carol Burnett show. I see no reason for this being cancelled. Instead they are making room for this show called Younger? That looks just lame to me.HIC had so much hysterically funny stuff. Loved the ongoing Mrs. Ladypants, Valerie having the boyfriend they thought looked like Winnie the Pooh, Jane, oh god, she is a hoot, she can deliver a line with just her eyes, and Betty, great comedy timing for an old gal. I loved the Amish show episode, that one was so darn funny, or when the characters of Wendie & Jane got married. I could go on & on with some very memorably funny episodes. I so love them & wish they’d go on for a few more years. I’ve seen crap shows (i think of Two and a half men with the creepy Sheen, which i won’t ever watch) run for god, how long??? I hope maybe somehow if enough people complain, they will change their minds, but maybe they’ve already wrapped it up? So sad….a very sad day in tv history for prob one of the truly last good comedy shows to go.

  4. thepatterer says:

    Betty White should have a new show written for her as the long-time resident-manager of an old-age home. She brings life and fun back to the residents, and maybe reunites some with their estranged families. She could find a way for residents to be able to have their pets live with them.
    There’s no one else like Betty White. I met her when I worked at Goodson-Todman so you can believe me when I tell you that Betty White can do anything, anything at all.

  5. tdelp says:

    I will really miss it. I look forward to the girls every week. I hope they all find love in the end/ Betty I can see her doing DWTS and winning with Derek. Just make sure she keeps working she is such an awesome being and she loves dogs can’t beat that.

  6. JJ says:

    No. It´s my favorite comedy! Those four classy wives are amazing. Two and a half men, Parks & Recreation, Cougar town and now Hot in Cleveland.

    You had a nice run!

  7. I was surprised that Hot in Cleveland stay on the air for six season. I hope that there will be reunion movie real soon. Betty White made it a hit.

    • I still can’t wait to see Bette White in another show. Good luck to the cast of Hot In Cleveland and their future role.

    • Bluejay says:

      Not to be rude, but i think all 4 of the ladies made this show a hit. Whoever did the writing is who brought the good lines, it’s all in the delivery & boy can each of these beautiful gals deliver a line! The physical comedy is one of the things i so loved about this show. I loved the 2 live shows they did too. No one really messed up too bad either, which shows how good they are….ladies, you wiil all be missed so much…..

  8. androme3 says:

    I loved watching this series since the beginning. All four stars (especially Betty White of course) were absolutely amazing, and brought a level of class and humor to TV Land.
    Great job and three cheers to all of the cast and crew.

  9. PAT says:

    Why is the show being canceled? I have watched it from the beginning and now to the end. Please keep it on TV it is a GREAT TV SHOW!

    • ChicagoDan says:

      The ratings have been dropping pretty steadily and I’m sure it’s gotten expensive – remember it’s a cable network and the budget is far less than a network show. The fact that they were producing full season after S1 (not 10 or 13 episodes), basically doubled it’s output. It will finish with 120+ episodes – an incredible run for a cable series – especially a comedy. Plus it was sold into syndication. It’s a real success story.

  10. GuessWhat says:

    I admit — this was a guilty pleasure.
    It was silly and goofy and it worked due to its great cast (and guests).
    Betty White remained sharp and maintained her great coming timing.
    It’s been fun run.

  11. thisismenow says:

    It’s a cute show, but they are starting to recycle ideas. Glad they decided to not kill the vibe of the show by dragging it out for years.

  12. anonymouse says:

    oh the day I feared has arrived. why are all my favourite shows ending next year?

    • Bluejay says:

      I know how you feel. Usually that’s the way it is for me too. I wish that somehow this could be just brought back, they change their minds. I know i signed the petition on here, hope it helps. Sounds to me like the ladies still wanted it to go on.

  13. Brian Bauer says:

    My wife and I got to see the taping of the 1st episode (2nd if you count the pilot) on our honeymoon. We really enjoyed it and watched the show each week since then.

  14. GNI Staff says:

    Reblogged this on Global News Insider.

  15. Patti says:

    Let’s hope another network picks this show up!

  16. aph1976 says:

    I’m sad that Hot In Cleveland is ending but i can understand why it should end after 6 seasons. I just hope the characters get happy endings.

  17. V says:

    I will really miss this show, I love the actresses and the theme for the show. It always made me laugh, the ladies are all great.

  18. billie says:

    Aww. loved it!

  19. Lorie says:

    I’m so bummed!

  20. Carm says:

    I was just wondering when it would end when the new episodes started. It is a good show and has had a good run.

  21. Lonefeather says:

    Totally SUCKS one of the best comedys on TV and an Awesome cast! Can’t believe it’s being canceled. What is the network thinking? Obviously not with their heads! I’m devastated with this whole situation.

  22. Mark Haren says:

    Betty White is Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She should run for President!!

  23. LAwoman says:

    Aw, I am going to miss this one.

  24. John Bonica says:

    I love Betty White so much Hopefully between Mary Tyler Moore, the Golden Girls and now Hot in Cleveland, there wont be time to miss her too much . Will follow her antics to the end of the earth. Love you Betty White……..

  25. Arlene says:

    One of my favorite reasons to watch tv, the ONLY sit com I watch…so, sorry to read this.

  26. Jennifer Jurek says:

    I am mad that its cancellation

  27. Celeste Washington says:

    TVLand should be ashamed of themselves. I will never watch again! This was my favorite show!

  28. willhowcoop says:

    Sad but….they had a good run though. A proper series end would be nice.

  29. Cat Jay says:

    Will miss the show. Betty mentioned she was getting too tired for the weekly routine. The ‘girls’ were very funny but need Betty for the show to survive.

  30. Cat Jay says:

    Will miss Betty. She was the heart and soul of the show.

  31. Tom says:

    Remember the time they made 55 year old Valerie Bertinelli think she was pregnant because she had a brain tumor. Haha such good comedy! This show was ok at best and cringeworthy at worst. I hope the cast finds their next projects soon

    • TV Gord says:

      I didn’t find it cringeworthy, because they all seemed to be in on the cheesiness. It was just a half an hour of fun, and there’s nothing wrong with that. And even after 40 years, I can still tune in just to see Valerie Bertinelli, who’s as cute as ever!

      • Tom says:

        I agree. I love everyone in the cast but the show, of late, has gone way downhill. Thats all I’m saying. It stopped even being fun to watch for me because it was so unbelievable. It seemed like their next step was introducing an alien as a new roommate.

    • Debbie says:

      I have to agree with Tom

  32. Pixie says:

    Thanks for all the years you made me laugh while watching Hot In Cleveland! What great actors they all are. I will miss the show very much. Good luck to all of them!

  33. Et al says:

    It managed to stay funny through its entire run which is no easy task. I’ll miss it, but at least we got a lot of episodes.

  34. matty says:

    why did they decide to cancel it? All their other series stink!

  35. Bill Paturi says:

    They are heading in a new direction…young, edgy and TOTALLY not their demographic.

  36. Bill says:

    This is sad news. I don’t think the writing has gotten worse, at all – only more risque, and funny. It’s all about entertainment – even seeing them on commercials between other shows is entertaining. I wish they would reconsider.

  37. HJS246 says:

    It’s one of my favorite shows. You just sit on the couch and laugh. You can’t get anything better than that. I hope they come up with something new for Betty White. Between her love of animals and her comedic style…she should be a “National Treasure”.

  38. Rose says:

    Very sad news. It’s one of the few comedies I watch. Community and Parks & Rec are my other favorites. I guess my comedy viewing will decrease greatly after this season.

    I can’t stand any of the other original shows on TV Land, so that channel will be gone in my house.

  39. bonnie says:

    I am shocked. This is awful. This is the best show on TV. I never missed it.

    • Francesca Rago says:

      I’m really shocked as well that TV Land has made this decision. I think that the show is so funny and that the actresses are at the top of their craft. I’ve tuned in faithfully every Wednesday I’ve been home for the last six seasons. I don’t understand the reasoning behind the decision to cancel it, as the ratings still seem very strong. Perhaps to make room in the budget for new shows like Younger? I’ve been watching that show as well but feel that it tries too hard to be hip and uncomfortably edgy. Too young for my sensibilities! I wish TV Land had changed its mind after seeing the outpouring of support for the show and cast.

  40. jen says:

    This is stupid, this a very funny show, its dumb to cancel this show, all about ratings, sad, just my opinion

  41. tonyo says:

    Why is it being cancelled. The show has been a hit on tvland.

  42. Ann says:

    Was it a joint decision to bring the show to an end? I think it is one of the best sitcoms on television with grown up actors. I hate to see it come to an end, they will all be missed in Cleveland!

  43. Andi says:

    WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT??? So you can replace it with a ridiculous reality show? Once in a while you get it right and have a good comedy and then after a few good years you take it off the air. Sorry to see it go.

  44. Rose says:

    This makes me sad. Tons of excellent guest stars plus a fabulous cast. I think it is a funny and smart show and I will miss it terribly!

  45. Oh noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. donna stone says:

    No, just move the night.I love the show.

  47. Helene Barnett says:

    The show was refreshing, humorous, and always made me laugh! I forgot my everyday problems as I became immersed in this show.

  48. Carla Freis says:

    Yes I’m going to miss Hot In Cleveland!! It brought laughter to my house! Carla

  49. wrbowling2 says:

    Betty White (as an Elka-type) landlord of an updated updated Melrose Place (w/medical weed, porn (maybe a gay/lesbian porn star).. could run as a comedy (stage mostly), drama (backlot), or dramedy . If it’s Elka, definitely adult comedy perfect for Fxx, HBO, Showtime.

  50. Bella Sorella says:

    One of the best comedic ensembles out there. I will truly miss the show. I honestly thought there woud be more seasons due to the constant new creative ideas. Here’s to everyone related to the show, BRAVO!