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One Day At A Time Star Bonnie Franklin Loses Cancer Battle

Actress Bonnie Franklin, who is perhaps best known for playing single mom Ann Romano on CBS’ One Day at a Time, has died at the age of 69. Her family confirms she passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer Friday at her Los Angeles home. Franklin announced her cancer diagnosis last September. She is survived by her mother and two stepchildren.

Before landing the starring role on One Day at a Time, Franklin appeared in TV shows like The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Gidget and The Munsters. One Day at a Time ran for 9 seasons from 1975 to 1984. Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli played Franklin’s teenage daughters on the series. Franklin most recently appeared on Hot In Cleveland and The Young and the Restless. Her TV movie credits include A Guide for the Married Woman, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, Portrait of a Rebel: The Remarkable Mrs. Sanger and Your Place…or Mine.

Franklin was married twice. Her 3 year marriage to playwright Ronald Sossi ended in 1970. She wed film producer Marvin Minoff 10 years later and remained married to him until his death in November 2009.

Franklin’s family plans to hold a private memorial next week.

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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.

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).

Laverne & Shirley, One Day At A Time and Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Announced As Honorees At TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary

TV Land announced today that the beloved casts of “Laverne & Shirley” (Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Michael McKean and David L. Lander) and “One Day At A Time” (Valerie Bertinelli, Bonnie Franklin, Mackenzie Phillips, Glenn Scarpelli and Pat Harrington Jr.) as well as pop culture phenomenon “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” will be honored at the “TV Land Awards” 10th Anniversary celebration. The star-studded awards show, which honors classic television, film and music icons, will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park on Saturday, April 14thand air on Sunday, April 29th at 9pm ET/PT. More honorees will be announced in coming weeks. They join previously announced honoree Aretha Franklin (Music Icon Award) and second-time host Kelly Ripa for the special decade ceremony.

“Laverne & Shirley” still lives in the hearts of viewers everywhere and is the recipient of this year’s Fan Favorite Award, which goes to a series that’s an All-American classic, with characters who became our friends, stories we could all relate to and irresistible laughs. This is the first time the cast of “Laverne & Shirley” will be reunited on television in nearly a decade. “Laverne & Shirley” aired on ABC for eight seasons from 1976-1983 and was a spinoff of the Garry Marshall hit “Happy Days.” But the show soon found its own avid fans, thanks to loveable stars Penny Marshall as Laverne De Fazio and Cindy Williams as Shirley Feeney, who play best friends and roommates working in a Milwaukee brewery. Constantly annoyed by their neighbors, Leonard “Lenny” Kosnowski (Michael McKean) and Andrew “Squiggy” Squiggman (David L. Lander), Laverne and Shirley learn to navigate their lives as two single young women in 1950s Milwaukee – and later in the series, 1960s Los Angeles.

“One Day At A Time” is being presented with the Innovator Award, which is given to a television series that carved out new territory, tackled important issues of its day and helped re-defined its genre. The series, which was a hybrid drama/comedy, addressed such taboo topics as pre-marital sex, suicide, sexual harassment and more, breaking barriers and paving the way for future shows to tackle these issues as well. Developed and written in part by TV visionary Norman Lear, “One Day At A Time” aired on CBS for nine seasons from 1975-1984. Starring Bonnie Franklin, Valerie Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips as Ann Romano, Barbara Cooper and Julie Cooper, the series revolved around a family headed by a single mother (Franklin) that relocates to Indianapolis, where their new apartment building super, Dwayne Schneider (Pat Harrington Jr.), befriends them. Also taking part in the cast reunion is Glenn Scarpelli, who joined the series in 1980 as the son of Ann’s boyfriend, Nick.

The 22-time Emmy® Award-winning children’s series, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” ran on CBS for five seasons from 1986-1991 and has been a staple in pop culture for over 25 years. The title character is portrayed by actor and comedy icon, Paul Reubens, who created what is widely considered one of the most innovative and ground-breaking children’s programs in television history. Reubens’ wonderfully diverse and colorful playhouse filled with puppets, genies, robots, cowboys and pterodactyls sparked countless imaginations and brought joy and laughter to children and adults alike. The show has been named one of “Top 25 Cult Shows Ever” by TV Guide Magazine, and Pee-wee is more popular than ever with a hit Broadway show, HBO Special, and enormous social media following with millions of followers on Twitter and Facebook. Fittingly, “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” will receive the Pop Culture Award at the “TV Land Awards” 10th Anniversary ceremony.

The “TV Land Awards” pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of television, music and movies. The 90-minute telecast will feature exhilarating musical performances and will reunite some of the most iconic celebrity TV casts.


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.”

Joe Jonas and Jennifer Love Hewitt Guest Star on “Hot in Cleveland” Wed Jan 25th at 10PM ET/PT



Joe Jonas and Jennifer Love-Hewitt  Return For New “Hot in Cleveland” Episode.


Victoria’s (Wendie Malick) daughter Emmy (Hewitt) is back for a visit with some very surprising news – she’s engaged to Melanie’s (Valerie Bertinelli) son Will (Jonas)! Joy (Jane Leeves) is dating a blind man who thinks she’s 26 and Elka (Betty White) is prank-calling a certain Yankee third baseman.

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’s ‘Hot In Cleveland’ Is The Most-Watched Cable Sitcom Premiere Ever

NEW YORKJune 22 /PRNewswire/ — TV Land’s sizzling, critically-acclaimed first original sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” which last week became the most-watched cable sitcom premiere ever with nearly 6 million total viewers, returns for its second episode this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
According to The Nielsen Company, with the inclusion of 3-day playback plus Live viewing, “Hot in Cleveland” starring Valerie BertinelliJane LeevesWendie Malick and Betty White averaged nearly 6 million total viewers (5.8 million) for the premiere episode last week which also posted a 2.5 rating among the network’s target Adults 25-54 audience. Among Women 25-54, “Hot in Cleveland” scored a 3.1.
In this Wednesday’s episode, “Who’s Your Mamma?,” Joy (Jane Leeves) tries to take advantage of her newfound appeal inCleveland by dating a much younger man, but her new relationship ends up exposing an old secret. Meanwhile, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) encourages Elka (Betty White) to date again by helping her decide between a bevy of men.  Victoria (Wendie Malick) gets hooked on Big N Easy, where she goes for the savings and stays for so much more.
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.
“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing.  When the friends discover that they are hot in Cleveland, they decide to stay.  Starting over, they rent a house that happens to come with a very feisty caretaker (White).