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TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" Wins Gracie Award(R) for Outstanding Comedy
The awards are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and will be given at a gala in Los Angeles on May 22.

[via press release from TV Land]


New York, NY - February 28, 2012 - TV Land's hit original sitcom "Hot in Cleveland" has won a Gracie Award in the category of Outstanding Comedy. The Gracies recognize commendable programming in the entertainment industry that is created by women, for women and about women. The 37th Annual Gracie National Awards(R) are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) and will be given at a gala in Los Angeles on May 22.

"Hot in Cleveland," which stars television veterans Valerie Bertinelli ("One Day at a Time"), Jane Leeves ("Frasier"), Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") and Betty White ("The Golden Girls"), is currently in its third season, airing Wednesday nights on TV Land at 10pm ET/PT. Betty White recently won her second consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award(R) for her role on the series.

"Receiving this Gracie Award is a huge honor for TV Land and the entire cast and crew of 'Hot in Cleveland,'" said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. "We are so proud that our network is at the forefront of creating programming that women find not only relatable, but entertaining as well."

"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 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, Elka Ostrovsky (White).

Filmed in front of a live audience, "Hot in Cleveland" is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy(R) Award-winning Suzanne Martin ("Frasier," "Ellen") serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. 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 over 165 countries.

TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

About Viacom

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom's leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America's oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world's most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com.

  [february 2012]  


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