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[01/13/10 - 11:01 AM]
TV Land Signs Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick to Star in Sitcom Pilot "Hot in Cleveland"
Additionally, Betty White has also been cast in the comedy pilot as a recurring guest star.

[via press release from TV Land]

TV LAND SIGNS VALERIE BERTINELLI, JANE LEEVES AND WENDIE MALICK TO STAR IN SITCOM PILOT "HOT IN CLEVELAND"

Betty White Inks Deal For Recurring Role In Network's TV LAND PRIME Original Series

New York, NY, January 13, 2010 � TV Land announced today that it has signed comedic actresses Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick to star as best friends in the network's sitcom pilot "Hot in Cleveland." Additionally, the incomparable Emmy Award-winning Betty White has also been cast in the comedy pilot as a recurring guest star. The sitcom, which was previously announced in October along with comedy pilot "Retired at 35," is TV Land's foray into scripted comedy series and is a TV Land PRIME presentation.

"Hot in Cleveland" is written by Emmy Award-winning Suzanne Martin ("Frasier," "Ellen") and is produced by Emmy Award-winner Sean Hayes' Hazy Mills Productions.

The new comedy 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.

Popular actress Valerie Bertinelli is most-remembered for her role as "Barbara Jean Cooper" on the beloved Norman Lear sitcom "One Day At A Time." She also starred in "Touched By An Angel" for the show's final two seasons. More recently, Bertinelli became a spokesperson for the Jenny Craig weight-loss program and in 2008 she released the autobiography Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound At A Time, which discussed her struggles with weight loss. In November 2009, Bertinelli released a fitness DVD called "Losing It and Keeping Fit" and also wrote a follow-up book called Finding It: And Satisfying My Hunger for Life without Opening the Fridge.

Jane Leeves starred for 11 seasons in the Emmy Award-winning NBC comedy "Frasier" and was also nominated for an Emmy as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on the series as Daphne Moon. More recently, Leeves lent her voice to The Disney Channel's "Phineas and Ferb" and guest-starred in USA Network's "The Starter Wife." Leeves is also known to audiences for playing the memorable character "Marla Penney" in several episodes of "Seinfield."

Wendie Malick was nominated for two Emmy Awards and won a Golden Globe for her role as the hilarious and beautiful fashion editor Nina Van Horn in the NBC ensemble comedy "Just Shoot Me." She appeared as Judith Tupper Stone in the early 1990s in the HBO comedy "Dream On," for which she won four CableACE Awards as Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Malick's work has included roles in the movies "The American President," "Scrooged" and "Bugsy."

One of television's most beloved and talented actresses whose career has spanned over 50 years, Emmy Award-winning actress Betty White is best known for her role in the classic sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the beloved series "The Golden Girls." White won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for the first season of "The Golden Girls" and was nominated every year of the show's run. The series ran from 1985 to 1992 on NBC. White has also guest-starred on a number of television programs including "Ally McBeal," �The Ellen Show," "That 70s Show" and won an Emmy in 1996 for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, appearing as herself on a memorable episode of "The John Laroquette Show." White had a recurring role in ABC's "Boston Legal" from 2005 to 2008 as the calculating, blackmailing gossip-monger Catherine Piper, a role she originally portrayed as a guest star on "The Practice" in 2004. Most recently, White appeared in the 2009 motion picture, "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. She will be honored with the Screen Actors Guild Achievement Award on January 23, 2010.

"Hot in Cleveland" is part of TV Land's foray into scripted comedy series and is one of two sitcom pilots for the network. The cast of the network's other pilot, the multicamera "Retired at 35" was announced last week with Johnathan McClain, "Saturday Night Live" alum Casey Wilson and acting veterans Jessica Walter and Christine Ebersole landing starring roles opposite previously cast George Segal. "Retired" follows David (McClain), a successful young businessman who decides to leave the New York rat race behind and move into his father Alan's (Segal) Florida retirement home.

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