Family Guy Spin-Off Renewed for Second Season


Fox has already ordered a second season of the upcoming “Family Guy” spin-off called “Cleveland.”

The new 13-episode pickup brings the total order for the show to 35 episodes, months before the series has even premiered.

The animated comedy, centered on the Cleveland Brown character from “Family Guy,” was originally targeted for a debut this spring. But in November, the network decided to push the launch to fall 2009 to give the creative team more time for development and production. At the same time, Fox showed its confidence in the project by picking up another nine episodes, bringing the total order to a full season of 22 episodes.

“Cleveland” hails from co-creators/executive producers by Seth MacFarlane, Rich Appel and Mike Henry, who voices the title character.