Cedric the Entertainer is heading back to television, as he has been cast in a ‘Hot in Cleveland’ spin-off series, tvguide.com is reporting. The comedian will first portray his character, a minister who becomes involved in the adventures of the women of TV Land’s first scripted comedy, when it returns on June 15.
Cedric, who was a regular on ‘The Steve Harvey Show,’ said “We’re definitely going to bring people quality entertainment and laughs with this new show,” which is still untitled. He added that he’s “very excited to be working with TV Land and the creative team of ‘Hot in Cleveland.’”
The show’s pilot will be co-written by Cedric and ‘Hot in Cleveland’ creator Suzanne Martin. She said she believes the comedian is hilarious, and they’re “going to have a lot of fun developing and exploring his role as a minister.”
Written by: Karen Benardello