TV Land announced today that in addition to the star-studded ensemble cast of its first original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland,” Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” “3rd Rock from the Sun”), Shirley Knight (“As Good As It Gets,” “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”), Huey Lewis (“Duets,” “Just Shoot Me!”), Hal Linden (“Barney Miller“), Susan Lucci (“All My Children”), Juliet Mills (“Nanny and the Professor”), Carl Reiner (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”), John Schneider (“Dukes of Hazzard,” “Smallville”) and Amy Yasbeck (“Wings”) will make guest appearances during its first season. Knight, Lewis, Linden, Lucci, Mills, Reiner, Schneider and Yasbeck will join the sensational veteran cast of Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White for TV Land’s first scripted series. “Hot in Cleveland” is written by Emmy Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) and produced by Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions. The series is a TV Land PRIME original production and premieres June 16, 2010 at 10PM ET/PT.
“TV Land is so excited about ‘Hot in Cleveland,'” states Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. ”Adding these celebrated personalities in the entertainment industry gives a different twist to every episode and only heightens our anticipation for this series. Our audience will love it!”
“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 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).