Hot In Cleveland

TV Land Takes on a New Look, New Shows and New Logo

TV Land for the first time since the launch of the network 16 years ago is unveiling a reimagined logo, redesigned on-air packaging and graphics.
The retro-style logo with the classic TV screen has been replaced with a logo that acknowledges the network’s roots but reflects that the network is also programming original series.
At the same time, TV Land is launching a second night of original sitcoms, with the Wednesday night lineup starting June 20. The new series “The Soul Man,” starring Cedric “The Entertainer” and Niecy Nash, will premiere, followed by the second season premiere of “The Exes.” On June 26, “Retired at 35” will return for a second season.
“TV Land has evolved significantly over the past few years,” said Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land. “It became clear that the overall look and feel of the channel needed to sync up better with a programming lineup.”
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Video Watch: A Special "Hot In Cleveland" To Air This Wed May 9

 

Viewers will have a special look of what goes on behind the scenes of “Hot in Cleveland” and discover never-before-seen footage of the cast and crew, in-depth interviews as well as favorite show moments and bloopers all from the third season of the hit sitcom.

Good News Dept: Betty White Joins Twitter!

America’s favorite 90-year-old comedian has joined Twitter.

For her first tweet, Betty White wrote, “Hello Twitter! And they said it would never happen. Oh wait, that was me.”

Already with over 180,000 followers after debuting her Twitter handle @BettyMWhite, the “Golden Girls” actress followed up with other tweets promoting her new NBC hidden camera show “Off Their Rockers.”

With her traditional humor, one of the comedian’s tweets reads, “Hey @RyanSeacrest – my new show airs tomorrow and I hear we’re in the same time slot. I’ve always dreamed of sharing a night with you…”

As her growing number of followers suggests, people are excited to have White on TwitterRead more>>

An All New "Hot in Cleveland" Premieres Wed March 28th at 10pm

In this episode, Joy (Jane Leeves) dates a guy who she thinks is her teen crush Rick Springfield (played by Rick Springfield) and Victoria (Wendie Malick) wants to fire the cleaning-averse housekeeper (Rhea Perlman). Meanwhile, Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) date with a pretentious professor (Craig Bierko) makes her feel insecure and Elka (Betty White) is fed up with her writing partner Mamie (Georgia Engel).

Betty White Wins Second Consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award® for her Role in TV Land’s "Hot In Cleveland

Betty White received top acting honors at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® last night at The Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Elka in the TV Land original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland.” This is White’s second win for her role on the series as she won the SAG Award® in the same category last year.

“Hot in Cleveland” is the network’s critically-acclaimed hit starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and Emmy® Award-winner, Betty White (“The Golden Girls”). The show is currently in its third season and airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT on TV Land.

“There are reasons that Betty White has been on television for over 50 years,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “She’s hilarious, her comedic timing is unmatched, and there’s nothing she can’t do. We’re grateful to work with her on ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ and couldn’t be more proud of her continued achievements.”

Hallmark Channel Salutes Betty White on Her 90th Birthday

Betty Marion White was born on Jan. 17, 1922 in Oak Park, Illinois, which means that the lady who starred as the adorably ditzy Rose on the iconic TV comedy “The Golden Girls” turns 90 years old. And yet White still seems to be everyplace. She’s starring in a new comedy series (“Hot in Cleveland”), popping up on the Emmy® Awards, and is in general busier than actresses half her age — heck, even a quarter her age. Father Time simply doesn’t seem to affect the lady like it does the rest of us. With that in mind, Hallmark Channel salutes the world’s most beloved nonagenarian with a Golden Girls Marathon the day before birthday number 90. It begins on Monday, January 16 at 3 p.m. and runs for 11 consecutive hours, featuring 14 episodes that represent Rose’s Greatest Hits from the series that originally ran on NBC from 1985-92. The Rose-A-Thon kicks off with “Rose the Prude” (1985), which finds our favorite wacky dame reluctantly going on a blind date with Blanche (Rue McClanahan) only to have it blossom into a serious relationship. That’s followed at 3:30 by ”A Little Romance” (also from ’85), wherein Rose starts having second thoughts about marrying Dr. Newman since he’s a little person. Rose later battles age discrimination (4 p.m.); fends off a lesbian advance (4:30 p.m.); fears for her mortality (5:30); is forced to care for her late uncle’s pig (6:30); faces down stage fright while giving a eulogy at her aunt’s funeral (7 p.m.); deals with the intellectual friends of her college professor boyfriend, Miles (7:30 p.m.); crashes a high school reunion (9 p.m.); and undergoes triple-bypass heart surgery (9:30). What’s particularly amazing about Betty, besides her phenomenal endurance and vigor, is the fact that she’s appeared so effortless in switching character gears over the years. Consider that long before “The Golden Girls,” she’d starred as a completely different personality on the classic sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Let’s face it: This is Betty White’s world. The rest of us just look on in reverence and awe.

TV Land Scores Highest Rated Quarter in Primetime in Five Years


Bolstered by the success of hit original series “Hot in Cleveland” and “Retired at 35” as well as the modern classic acquisition “Everybody Loves Raymond,” TV Land scored its highest rated quarter in primetime since First Quarter 2006 among its target audience of Adults 25-54, according to The Nielsen Company. TV Land posted double-digit increases in rating and delivery in prime among its target Adults 25-54 demo as well as Women 25-54, Adults 40-54 and total viewers.

For the quarter in primetime, TV Land posted a 0.4/401,000 among its target demo of Adults 25-54, up +27% in rating and +26% in delivery over YAGO. Among Women 25-54, TV Land scored a 0.4/228,000, with double-digit gains of +34% in rating and +33% in delivery over last year. The network attracted 943,000 total viewers in prime, up +35% over 1Q2010 in prime.

Hot in Cleveland: Season One

TV Land’s ‘Hot in Cleveland’ Honored With Two Screen Actors Guild Award® Nominations

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TV Land‘s very first original sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” received two nominations for the upcoming 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, it was announced today from the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles. “Hot in Cleveland” is the network’s critically-acclaimed hit and cable’s #1 sitcom starring beloved actresses Valerie Bertinelli (“One Day at a Time”), Jane Leeves (“Frasier”), Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) and recent Emmy® Award-winner, Betty White (“The Golden Girls”).  

The sitcom is nominated this year in two categories including: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Betty White.
“‘Hot in Cleveland‘ is lightning in a bottle with these four fabulous women,” says Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land.  “They are truly making modern classic TV history.  Everyone here at TV Land is so proud.”
“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).
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, “Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes andTodd 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.
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live coast to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at8 p.m. (ET)7 p.m. (CT)6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. 

TV Land Picks Up It’s Sizzling Series “Hot In Clevland" For 20 New Episodes

TV Land announced today the second season pick-up of its hit original scripted sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland.”  The network will start production of 20 new episodes in October 2010 with a launch tentatively scheduled for January 2011.  Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White will return as series regulars for all 20 episodes.
“We are so excited that ‘Hot in Cleveland’ was embraced by viewers in such a big way,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land.  “We absolutely love the show and can’t wait to see what hilarious new experiences these characters will encounter in the next 20 episodes.”
“Hot in Cleveland” airs on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and is the network’s first foray into original scripted programming.  The show debuted June 16 to critical acclaim and record-breaking ratings.  The series premiere was the highest-rated and most-watched show in all of cable that day among Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54, Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and Total Viewers according to The Nielsen Company.  To date, the series is averaging a 2.1 rating among Adults 25-54, a 2.7 among Women 25-54, a 1.7 among Adults 18-49 and a 2.1 among Women 18-49.  The show is delivering 4.7 million total viewers.