via press release:
TV LAND’S HIT SITCOM TO DEBUT SUMMER SEASON WITH SUPER-SIZED LIVE EPISODE ON JUNE 19, 2013!
New York, NY – November 16, 2012 – TV Land’s hit sitcom “” will premiere its summer season with a super-sized LIVE episode, it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land. The episode, airing Wednesday, June 19, 2013, will be live on the East Coast at 10pm ET, with the West Coast getting the live-to-tape version three hours later at 10pm PT. “ ,” which is already filmed in front of a live audience, stars television favorites Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time,”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me!”) and Betty White (“The Golden Girls”). The sitcom is currently shooting its fourth season and returns with new episodes on Wednesday, November 28th at 10pm ET/PT.
“This is going to be big. It’s exhilarating because you just never know what might happen,” said Jones. “We’ve got true sitcom veterans with the cast of ‘’ and I can’t wait to see what unfolds.”
“” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti (Bertinelli), eye-brow 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).
“” is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes (“Will And Grace”) 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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