via press release:
‘CLEVELAND’ PLAYS HOST TO BIG-NAME GUEST STARS
Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Rhea Perlman, Andy Richter, Kevin Nealon, Georgia Engel And More Slated To Appear On
Upcoming Episodes Of TV Land’s “Hot In Cleveland”
February 14, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – Regis Philbin (“LIVE! With Regis and Kelly”), Joan Rivers (“Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?”), Georgia Engel (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), Roger Bart (“Desperate Housewives”), Kevin Nealon (“Weeds”), Craig Bierko (“Cinderella Man”) and Josh Cribbs (wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns) have been tapped to guest star on this season of TV Land’s hit sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” airing Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT. They join previously announced and returning guest stars including Jon Lovitz (“Saturday Night Live”), Gilles Marini (“Brothers and Sisters”), Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), Christopher Gorham (“Covert Affairs”), Rick Springfield (“General Hospital”), James Patrick Stuart (“Supernatural”) and Kristen Chenoweth (“GCB”). “Hot in Cleveland” is currently in its third season, which runs through June.
Guest starring in this week’s episode are Steven Weber (“Wings”) as the man who left Joy (Jane Leeves) at the altar in the 1980s, and Carl Reiner (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”) returning as Elka’s (Betty White) beloved Max. The episode, titled “Lost Loves,” follows Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli), Joy (Leeves), Victoria (Wendie Malick) and Elka (White) as they try to track down their former loves in the spirit of Valentine’s Day – and Melanie finds a new love that may come as a shock to one of her best friends.
“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around 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 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 (White).
Filmed in front of a live audience, “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.