via press release:
Illeana Douglas, Bonnie Franklin, Melanie Griffith, Wayne Knight, John Schneider, Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner And More Among Celebrities To Guest Star On This Season Of TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland,” The #1 Sitcom on Cable
Series Premieres on Wednesday, January 19 At 10 p.m. ET/PT
New York, NY, November 11, 2010 – Celebrated actors Bonnie Franklin (“One Day At A Time”), Melanie Griffith (“Working Girl,” “Something Wild”), Illeana Douglas (“To Die For,” “Ugly Betty”), Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld, “3rd Rock From The Sun”), John Schneider (“Dukes of Hazzard”), Sherri Shepherd (“The View, “30 Rock”), David Starzyk (“Desperate Housewives,” “The Young and The Restless”) and Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place,” “General Hospital”) will all guest star on the second season of TV Land’s hit original sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” which returns on January 19, 2011 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. They join previously announced guest star Mary Tyler Moore – who will appear on the season premiere – on the list of celebrities appearing this season. “Hot in Cleveland” stars acclaimed actresses Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and recent multiple Emmy(R) Award-winner, Betty White (“The Golden Girls”).
Bonnie Franklin’s appearance on “Hot in Cleveland” reunites her on-screen with Bertinelli after 26 years. The two starred together as mother daughter on the celebrated sitcom “One Day At A Time” from 1975 to 1984.
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, “Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy(R) Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer.
“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better for them and that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker (Betty White).
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