The Fox network has given an early pickup for a third season to The Cleveland Show.
The series, a spinoff of Seth MacFarlane’s hit Family Guy series, premiered last fall and has earned strong ratings.
The series second season is set to begin in the fall, with the order for a third season allowing sufficient lead time for the animation process so that the third season will be ready to air in fall 2011.
The Cleveland Show is a 20th Century Fox Television production. MacFarlane, Rich Appel and Mike Henry are executive producers and co-creators of the series.