"The Cleveland Show" returns for its second season on Sunday (Sept. 26), but the animated comedy's long-term future is already secure. 
 
Not only has the series already received a back-nine order for this season, but "The Cleveland Show" has been picked up for a full third season.
 
I caught up with series co-creator, executive producer and lead vocal actor Mike Henry last week to discuss the process of escaping the "Family Guy" shadow, writing hip-hop for Kayne West and some of the big-name guest stars coming up this season.
 
It's kinda a serious chat with a funny guy, but don't worry... There are a few voices thrown in just for kicks.
 
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A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.