Hot in Cleveland is the somewhat surprise hit situation comedy starring Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time), Jane Leves (Frasier), Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me!) and TV sex symbol Betty White. The Comedy Network wants to make sure Canadian viewers find this show so it will air all 10 of Hot in Cleveland s season one episodes Sunday February 6th from noon to 11:30 p.m. Season Two begins Friday January 28th at 8 on The Comedy Network and Monday January 31st at 8 on CTV. This is an absolutely great sitcom.
Hot in Cleveland is the story of three forty-something Hollywood women who have been friends for a long time. Their plane makes an emergency stop in Cleveland (a hop, skip, and a jump from One Day at a Time s Cincinnati). Stuff happens and they decide to stay in Cleveland. Melanie (Bertinelli) rents the home of Elka Ostrovsky (White). Elka was to be a one episode character but White pretty much steals every scene she is in.
This is a well-written, situation comedy with a solid premise and characters that are original and easy to care about. The pacing is dynamite so there is not a moment wasted here. Part of the laughs also come from the fact these are long time friends so their slams are especially caustic.
If you have not managed to catch this sitcom, you owe it to yourself to do so. You will then want to catch the season one marathon presentation starting at noon on February 6th on The Comedy Network.