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The Cleveland Show is an upcoming American animated series created by Seth MacFarlane as a spin-off from Family Guy, also created by MacFarlane.
The Cleveland Show, originally announced as the working title, is the title for an animated series focusing on the character of Cleveland Brown and his family as he moves from Rhode Island to the fictional town of Stoolbend, Virginia.
Cleveland has kind of had enough in Quahog—he kind of realizes that he wants his own friends, his own sidekicks, his own stories. So he sets out to California to make it in a way that we'll have to keep a secret until the show starts, and then he ends up somewhere else, which we'll also keep a secret until the show starts. But he basically goes home—he goes to his hometown in Virginia and rekindles an old high school flame.
In the closing scene episode of Family Guy, "Baby Not On Board", Cleveland breaks the fourth wall by mentioning to Quagmire that he is getting a spin-off.
His newly introduced family includes his new wife in her late thirties, Donna (Sanaa Lathan), her teenage daughter, Roberta (Reagan Gomez-Preston) and her five year-old son, Rallo (Mike Henry). Cleveland Jr., who also appears in the show, is now eleven and is more obese than in his previous appearances on Family Guy, and is now voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson.
Cleveland's neighbors also include a family of talking anthropomorphic bears (the husband, Tim, is to be voiced by MacFarlane while the wife, Arianna, is to be voiced by Arianna Huffington), a "hipster" wannabe named Holt (to be voiced by Jason Sudeikis), a redneck couple (with the husband Lester to be voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) and an English family, with the husband to be voiced by Seth MacFarlane.
There will also be an episode in 2010 which features rapper Kanye West playing a character named Kenny West. The producers stated working with West was a very good experience and a reason they chose him was that they knew he was a fan of Family Guy.
Cleveland will officially leave Family Guy, but MacFarlane has hinted that he may come back for occasional visits if necessary. The show, which was scheduled to debut in the beginning of 2009, is set to premiere September 27, 2009. Due to the cancellation of both the long running series King of the Hill, and the short lived series Sit Down, Shut Up along with the renewal of American Dad!, The Simpsons will be left as the only non-Seth MacFarlane series in FOX's "Animation Domination" Sunday night lineup.
The show, which was picked up to air a first season consisting of 22 episodes, was picked up by FOX for a second season, consisting of 13 episodes, bringing the total number to 35 episodes. The announcement was made on May 3, 2009 before the first season even premiered.
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