TV Land announced today that the network’s hit original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland,” begins production on its third season this week. The series, which stars veteran sitcom actresses Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day At A Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and Betty White (“Golden Girls”), was just awarded a Creative Arts Emmy® Award for Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series (Michael Andrew Hynes and Maralee Zediker). Betty White was also recently nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the sitcom. “Hot in Cleveland” will have its season three premiere on Wednesday, November 30th at 10PM ET/PT, immediately followed by the series premiere of TV Land’s newest original sitcom, “The Exes.”
Guest stars lined up for the season include Kathie Lee Gifford (“Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda”), Sandra Bernhard (“Roseanne”), Laura San Giacomo (“Just Shoot Me”), Gilles Marini (“Sex and the City”) and many more. Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”), who serves as executive producer of the show, will also guest star. “Hot in Cleveland” will also see the return of some familiar faces in returning guest stars such as Don Rickles (“Toy Story”) as Elka’s (White) husband, Bobby, who was long thought to be dead; Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Ghost Whisperer”) as Victoria’s (Malick) daughter, Emmy; Joe Jonas (“JONAS”) as Melanie’s (Bertinelli) son, Will; Huey Lewis (“Just Shoot Me”) as Victoria’s aging rockstar booty call, Johnny; John Mahoney (“Frasier”), playing a waiter who gets a little too involved in his customer’s personal lives; and Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), reprising her role as a fictional and more evil version of herself.
Last we left the ladies, Bobby – Elka’s presumed-dead husband – turned up at Elka’s wedding right before she was about to say “I do” to Fred (Buck Henry). Meanwhile, Melanie, Victoria and Joy (Leeves) were recovering from a wicked night of drinking at the bachelorette party the previous night, when Melanie competed in a one-woman wet t-shirt contest, and Victoria and Joy took some vows of their own. Season three enters into the aftermath of this perfect recipe for disaster.
“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti, eyebrow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs and former soap star Victoria Chase – 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.
The series is filmed in front of a live studio audience and 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.
(Source: TV Land)