via press release:
TV LAND SIZZLES THIS SUMMER WITH NEW EPISODES OF
“HOT IN CLEVELAND” BEGINNING JUNE 15 AT 10 PM ET/PT
Season Two Returns With A Slew Of Hilarious Guest Appearances From
Cedric The Entertainer, Doris Roberts, John Mahoney,
Buck Henry, George Wendt and Jennifer Love Hewitt
New York, NY, May 16, 2011 – TV Land’s hit original sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” returns to heat up the network’s summer line-up with 12 new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 15 at 10 PM ET/PT, immediately followed by the new sitcom “Happily Divorced,” starring Fran Drescher. New episodes pick up right where the show left off in March: Elka had just been convicted of being in possession of stolen goods and is now on the run, while Melanie, Victoria and Joy are left wondering where she is. Now, the women must scramble to find Elka and get her back in time for her sentencing, and they find her in the last place anyone would expect…Amish country.
Upcoming “Hot in Cleveland” episodes will see a new writing job for Melanie at Woman’s Day magazine, Joy reconnecting with her long-lost son, an embarrassing mistaken identity for Victoria, Elka finding a new special someone and a jaw-dropping cliffhanger that will leave everyone stunned.
Amazing guest stars – all heavy hitters from television and film – are lined up to round out the run of season two, including writer and actor Buck Henry (“The Graduate,” “Get Smart,” “30 Rock”), Cedric the Entertainer (“The Steve Harvey Show,” “Barbershop”), Dick Van Patten (“Eight is Enough,” “Spaceballs”), John Mahoney (“Frasier”), Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Ghost Whisperer”), George Wendt (“Cheers”), Mindy Cohn (“The Facts of Life”), Richard Burgi (“Desperate Housewives”), Antonio Sabato Jr. (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Michael McMillian (“True Blood”) and returning favorites Amy Sedaris, (“Strangers with Candy”), Huey Lewis (“Just Shoot Me!”) and Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” TV Land’s upcoming sitcom “The Exes”).
“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 in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White).
TV Land recently renewed the series for a third season with a 24-episode order, up from an original 22. “Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy® Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. Lynda Obst also serves as executive producer, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox are executive producers for TV Land. “Hot in Cleveland” is currently seen around the world in over 165 countries.
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