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TV Land greenlights two scripted pilots

New York -- The U.S. cable network TV Land says it has given cast-contingent greenlights to two pilots -- "Happily Divorced" and "Rip City."

The relationship sitcom "Divorced" was penned by formerly married scribes Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobsen.

The office comedy "Rip City" was written by Terri Minsky, and executive produced by Michael Hanel and Mindy Schultheis.

These orders join the previously announced "Ex Men" on the network's list of pilots and represent TV Land's push to continue to expand its role in the original sitcom landscape.

"TV Land had such a huge success with 'Hot in Cleveland' and we have really found that sitcoms are what our audience loves and responds to," Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land, said in a statement Tuesday. "We want to focus on programming that speaks to relatable life-stage issues for our viewers in their 40s."

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