Hot in Cleveland TV Land's newest series, June 16
By April MacIntyre May 7, 2010, 5:47 GMT
The cast. courtesy of TV Land
Betty White mania is reaching fever pitch on the eve of her SNL hosting gig for Saturday Night Live. TV Land announced today that production on the network’s first original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland” starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White will begin on Monday, May 10.
The 10 episode series premieres June 16 at 10pm on TV Land.
This is TV Land’s first foray into scripted comedy.
“Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and Emmy Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer.
“Hot In Cleveland” is about three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti (Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing.
When the friends discover that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over, they rent a house that happens to come with a very feisty caretaker (Betty White).
Popular actress Valerie Bertinelli recently released a fitness DVD called “Losing It and Keeping Fit” and also wrote a follow-up book called “Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge.”
Jane Leeves is also known to audiences for playing the memorable character “Marla Penney” in several episodes of "Seinfield.”
Wendie Malick has included roles in the movies “The American President,” “Scrooged” and “Bugsy.”
Betty White is best known for her role in the classic sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and the beloved series “The Golden Girls.” White won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for the first season of “The Golden Girls” and was nominated every year of the show's run. January 2010, White was honored with the Screen Actors Guild® Achievement Award.