TV Land kicks off the summer in a sizzling way with exciting new PRIME originals including the long-anticipated sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” an unforgettable tribute to director/producer Mike Nichols, the addition of the hilarious sitcom “The Nanny” and unforgettable movies. It all kicks off on May 5th with the second season premiere of “How’d You Get So Rich?” starring the hilarious Joan Rivers. Then, on June 16th, from the writer of “Frasier” – Suzanne Martin – and produced by Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”), TV Land debuts the first scripted sitcom for the network, “Hot in Cleveland” starring Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Betty White. Shortly after, on June 27th, TV Land will air an exclusive celebrity-filled soiree honoring the career of legendary filmmaker Mike Nichols – who has worked with the likes of Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks – with the “TV Land Presents The AFI Life Achievement Award: Mike Nichols.” On August 25th, television’s only modeling competition for women 35 and older returns with notable new celebrity host – Brooke Burke – and a new supermodel judge Roshumba Willliams.
Enhancing TV Land’s summer original programming schedule further, TV Land welcomes the popular series “The Nanny” to the network plus Friday night blockbuster movies including “Top Gun” and “Sister Act.”
Below is a detailed look at TV Land’s summer programming:
“HOW’D YOU GET SO RICH?”
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
Notoriously uncensored gossip diva Joan Rivers stars in TV Land’s PRIME original series, “How’d You Get So Rich?” Executive produced by Mark Burnett (“Survivor,” “The Apprentice”) and Zoo Productions, Inc., Joan Rivers takes viewers on a journey to meet mega-rich millionaires who worked hard and struck gold. As she tours the most lavish and extravagant homes, she introduces viewers to folks who made a lot of money in out of the ordinary, fascinating ways and asks all the questions no one else would – in the way only Joan can.
“HOT IN CLEVELAND”
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
This PRIME original sitcom revolves around three fabulous, LA women of a certain age and best friends (Bertinelli, Leeves and Malick). Their lives are changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in this new “promised land.” Loving their new home, the women find themselves living under one roof and battling their sassy, property caretaker, played by Betty White. “Hot in Cleveland” is produced by Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”) and written by Suzanne Martin (“Frasier”).
“SHE’S GOT THE LOOK”
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010, 10 p.m. ET/PT
TV Land’s successful reality series sets out to discover a beautiful, sophisticated and confident woman, over the age of 35, who has the potential to transform herself into a model representing some of the most high-profile brands and highly-coveted campaigns in the fashion and beauty industries. The PRIME original series stars new host, Brooke Burke (“Dancing with the Stars”), along with new judge, supermodel Roshumba and returning judges Wilhelmina president Sean Patterson and celebrity stylist Robert Verdi. Emmy(R) Award-Winner Allison Grodner (“Big Brother,” “Blowout”) returns as executive producer and has teamed up with executive producer Rich Meehan (“Big Brother”) in their first project together under their new banner, Fly On The Wall Entertainment. The show has also renewed partnerships with SELF Magazine and world-renowned modeling agency, Wilhelmina Models, Inc.
“TV LAND PRESENTS THE AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: MIKE NICHOLS”
SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010, 9 p.m. ET/PT
TV Land will air the American Film Institute’s (AFI) Life Achievement Award tribute – the highest honor for someone with a career in film – to director/producer, Mike Nichols, on June 27. Mike Nichols is a legendary filmmaker who has worked with acclaimed actors such as Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, and Julia Roberts. Nichols has directed renowned films including: “The Graduate,” “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf,” “Working Girl,” “The Birdcage” and many more. The gala tribute will be taped in Los Angeles on June 10, 2010. Every year this prestigious honor is presented to a single honoree. The first recipient of this award, John Ford, is joined by a list of highly respected recipients that includes Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Barbara Streisand, Harrison Ford and Michael Douglas.
Sunday, August 8th, airing daily
Fran Drescher starred in this beloved 90s sitcom as Fran Fine, a bubbly and nasal-voiced Queens native who becomes the nanny to three children of an upper-class Manhattanite. Fran’s nurturing style included out of the ordinary techniques coupled with a tell-it-like-it-is attitude which made the children – and eventually her boss – fall in love with her. Fran Drescher was nominated twice for an Emmy(R) and the show received countless awards.
“FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIES”
Every Friday Night, 10 p.m. ET/PT
Hit movies that TV Land viewers love every Friday night on TV Land. The movie block line-up includes films “Top Gun” and “The Firm,” as well as “Sister Act,” “Ghostbusters” and more.