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Cleveland Show Gets Second Season Pickup

FAMILY GUY spinoff CLEVELAND has been picked up for a second season by FOX -- months before its fall series debut, reports THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

The network announced it will give the show a 13-episode second season, bringing the total order to 35. The animated comedy centers on Cleveland Brown and was originally set to debut this spring. Last November, FOX chose to push it to fall 2009 to allow for the creative team to develop and produce more episodes. The second season is set to premiere in fall 2010, with the early pickup announced to allow for the 20th Century Fox TV series to stay in production without losing cast or crew.

CLEVELAND is co-created and exec produced by Seth MacFarlane, Rich Appel and Mike Henry, who also gives the lead character his voice. Other voice actors include MacFarlane, Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Arianna Huffington in a guest-starring role.

-- By News Editor Annemarie Moody