"HOT IN CLEVELAND'S" ANIMATED EPISODE SHOWS LIFE IN CLEVELAND IF LEBRON NEVER LEFT, A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HITTING THE CITY AND GUEST STAR STEVEN TYLER AS A MAGIC GENIE
"The Animated Episode" Set to Air July 30th at 10pm on TV Land
From left to right: Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick), Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White) and
Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves)
New York, NY - July 15, 2014 - The women of TV Land's "Hot in Cleveland" are officially animated! Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves), Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) and Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White) have come to life in cartoon form with the help of animation studio Titmouse, Inc. - and they're bringing along Steven Tyler. Tyler will guest star in the episode as himself, serving as a guide through their magical, animated adventure.
"The Animated Episode," the first-ever for TV Land, is set to air Wednesday, July 30th at 10pm ET/PT. The episode starts with the women at Elka's apartment, which before now has been a mystery to them... and they soon find out why. From there, they will meet up with Steven Tyler (and some other special friends) and go on a psychedelic romp through pop culture hits, including scenes with homages to "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory," "The Walking Dead" and "Frankenstein." Plus, they'll also see what life in Cleveland would have been like if LeBron James had never left (check out the sneak peek of that scene here).
"Hot in Cleveland" is executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-winner Sean Hayes ("Will And Grace") 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 211 countries, and will begin airing in syndication through CBS Television Distribution in September 2014.
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Titmouse, Inc. is an animation studio owned by husband and wife team Chris and Shannon Prynoski with locations in Hollywood, New York City and Vancouver. The crafty folks at Titmouse, Inc. are best known for their fresh styles and their work on shows such as Black Dynamite, China, IL., Metalocalypse, Motorcity, Randy Cunningham 9th Grade Ninja, Superjail!, and Venture Brothers. In addition to making cartoons, Titmouse has lent its pencil (so to speak) to many live action shows and features with animation. They are currently working on Turbo F.A.S.T for DreamWorks which airs on Netflix.
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