The official word: TV Land’s hit sitcom “Hot in Cleveland,” starring Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White, is hitting a huge milestone with its 100th taped episode, entitled “Win, Win,” airing on Wednesday, August 27th at 10pm ET/PT.
Win, Win” will see a big night for the Clevelanders – Elka (White), who is at the finish line for her City Council election, and Victoria (Malick), who is up for an Academy Award at long last, with Joy (Leeves) and Melanie (Bertinelli) in tow. The episode also guest stars Debra Monk (“Damages”) as Melanie’s mother and Georgia Engel, back as Elka’s best friend Mamie Sue.
“When we first pulled together this group of extraordinary women and saw their chemistry, we knew it had everything we wanted for our first original sitcom,” said Larry W. Jones, President of TV Land. “Before ‘Hot in Cleveland,’ there hadn’t been a comedy in decades that explored life’s funny moments for women over 40, and now in just four short years, we’ve reached 100 episodes and have fans of all ages tuning in every week. We couldn’t be prouder and more excited for the cast, crew and all the people who worked so hard to get ‘Hot in Cleveland’ to this landmark occasion.”
“Hot in Cleveland,” currently in its fifth season and in production on its sixth, has seen some amazing guest stars over the past four years, ranging from Chris Colfer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jennifer Love Hewitt to Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner and a full reunion of the female cast of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” – Mary Tyler Moore, Cloris Leachman, Valerie Harper, Georgia Engel, and of course, series star Betty White.
Over the course of the series, “Hot in Cleveland” has been honored with numerous awards and accolades. In 2012, Betty White received her third Screen Actors Guild Award® nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her performance as Elka Ostrovsky – an award she won two years in a row for the same role. Since its initial premiere, the show has received a People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Comedy, two Gracie Awards – for Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Comedy – and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode. The series was also awarded a Creative Arts Emmy® Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series (Michael Andrew Hynes and Maralee Zediker). Additionally, White was also nominated for an Emmy® Award in 2011 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for the same role.
“Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes (“Will And Grace”) and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and Emmy® Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”). 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 211 countries, and will begin airing in syndication through CBS Television Distribution in September 2014.
“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – Melanie Moretti, Joy Scroggs, and Victoria Chase – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an emergency landing in Cleveland. 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 opinioned caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky.
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